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: