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    Achievements and Distinctions

    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

    Teaching

    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

     

    Other

    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 

    Teaching

    Willingness to take PhD students

    Yes

    Frequent Journals

    • Social Work Education

      ISSNs: 0261-5479

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1470-1227

      Routledge

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.76 SJR 0.519 SNIP 0.756

      Journal

    • British Journal of Social Work

      ISSNs: 0045-3102, 1468-263X

      Oxford University Press/UNESCO

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.62 SJR 1.019 SNIP 1.362

      Journal

    • International Journal of Drug Policy

      ISSNs: 0955-3959

      Elsevier

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.15 SJR 1.441 SNIP 1.35

      Journal

    • Substance Use & Misuse

      ISSNs: 1082-6084

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1532-2491

      Informa Healthcare

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.36 SJR 0.605 SNIP 0.615

      Journal

    • Journal of Social Work

      ISSNs: 1468-0173

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1741-296X

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.18 SJR 0.774 SNIP 1.233

      Journal

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    Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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