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Hello, I'm Gillian.

I've been working on alcohol and drug research since 2002. My work focuses on those who are currently experiencing harm or are at risk of harm from alcohol and drugs who want support but are not currently interested in formal treatment. It aims to improve health and wellbeing, reduce stigma, and empower change.

I'm a proud harm reductionist, and am keen to involve patients, service users, or other people with lived experience meaningfully in my work. Follow me on twitter here @gwshorter

My research and policy advisory activities fall into four categories, with some links to recent work below:

Trials Methodology

Helping find out what works in randomised trials using the best possible methods e.g how do we design pilot trials, how to we include a wider group of people in trials

Intervention evaluation

What works to help those who are seeking change e.g. drug consumption rooms, overdose prevention centres, or naloxone

Prioritising outcomes

Determining what outcomes to measure to show  change following an intervention e.g. International standard on what outcomes to measure in Alcohol Brief Intervention trials
Addiction Research
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