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    Winner of  highly prestigious Lifetime Drug and Alcohol Fellowship Application to NIDA ( US)  for based in Oregon Health Sciences University  for a six month period ) January 2017-June 2017

    £30,000     COMPLETED. And continued with lifetime fellowship 


    Member of the UK Goveernment Advisory Council on the Misuses of Drugs (ACMD)

    Member of the ACMD  Recovery Commitee

    Member of the ACMD   Rescheduiling of Medicinal Cannabis Committee

    Research Interests

    Substance Use

    Mental Health

    Development of APPS for SW and Medical education and practice


    Programme Director of The Masters in Applied Social Studies Programme

    Programme Directre of the Post gradaute Certificate in Dual Diagnosis

    Currently re- devloping the MASS programme to be implemtened in 2020



    Member of the Stormont Treatment and Advisory Committee for Drugs and Alcohol 

    Chair of the Northern Ireland  Post Qualifying programmes in social work Approval Panel

    Developer and Current Chair of the Dual Diagnosis Expert Research and Education Group NI 


    Willingness to take PhD students


    Frequent Journals

    • Social Work Education

      ISSNs: 0261-5479

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1470-1227


      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.641 SNIP 0.776


    • British Journal of Social Work

      ISSNs: 0045-3102, 1468-263X

      Oxford University Press/UNESCO

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.96 SJR 1.243 SNIP 1.462


    • International Journal of Drug Policy

      ISSNs: 0955-3959


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.02 SJR 1.721 SNIP 1.374


    • Substance Use & Misuse

      ISSNs: 1082-6084

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1532-2491

      Informa Healthcare

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.657 SNIP 0.626


    • Journal of Social Work

      ISSNs: 1468-0173

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1741-296X

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.36 SJR 0.742 SNIP 0.886


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    Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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