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I work at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
My research group is the Drug and Alcohol Research Network
I teach Health Behaviour Change, Methodology, Contemporary Issues in Mental Health and Addiction, and Forensic Psychology and Crime in the brilliant and friendly School of Psychology

My Pure Research Profile at QUB is here

My work is diverse and includes alcohol and drug interventions, harm reduction initiatives, behaviour change research, evaluation methods, evidence base development and reviews, trial retention, and understanding psychometric properties. 

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Liverpool University 2003

PhD Ulster University 2009

PGCert in Higher Education Practice Nottingham Trent University 2012

Queen's University Belfast

Teesside University

Ulster University

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Nottingham Trent University

Australian National University

HSE Mental Health Services

Department of Health, Social Services, & Public Safety

Editorial Board

Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, PLoS One

Faculty of Public Health Special Interest Group on Drugs

Kettil Bruun Society Committee member


British Psychological Society Research Board

(Division of Health Psychology Research Lead)

BPS Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce

Public Health Agency NI Behaviour Change Cell Member

Institute of Alcohol Studies Expert Adviser

North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group

New Strategic Direction in Alcohol and Drugs Policy Steering Group

Trials Methodology Research Partnership Working Group

Trials Methodology Research Partnership Digital Intervention Chair



MRC HTMR Recruitment and Retention Working Group (former Lead)


Medical Research Council Hubs for Trials Methodology Research

Action Editor: British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology

British Psychological Society Research Board Vice Chair

National Institute for Health Research

Higher Education Authority Ireland


Alcohol Research UK

Medical Research Council

Karolinska Institutet

Public Health Agency Northern Ireland

Linkoping University

Economic and Social Research Council

Public Health Agency R&D Office

British Tinnitus Association

Placental Analytics

Society for the Study of Addiction

Brain Trust

University of York

University of Nottingham



expert panel membership


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