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Overview

Tim is Professor of Substance Use and Addictions in the Centre for Mental Health & Safety in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health within the School of Health Sciences. He is a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/advisory-council-on-the-misuse-of-drugs) and leads an MRC Addiction Research Cluster with a focus on quantifying addiction harms; see: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2010/addres/index.cfm

Research interests

Tim’s research focuses on addiction harm and the effectiveness of interventions designed to ameliorate harm. His research includes work to: evaluate the impact of Payment by Results as a commissioning model for addiction treatment; explore drug user mortality and the effect that treatment may have in reducing mortality risk; consider how drug use may be associated with crime and the impact of interventions to reduce drug-related crime; evaluate drug-treatment effectiveness; integrate secondary, health and criminal justice datasets on substance misuse; estimate the prevalence of opiate and crack cocaine use.

My collaborations

Collaborators

  • Professor Sheila Bird (OBE) - MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge
  • Professor Anothy Ades - University of Bristol
  • Professor Iain Buchan - University of Manchester
  • Professor Linda Davies - University of Manchester
  • Dr Daniela De Angelis - MRC Biostatstics Unit, Cambridge
  • Dr Micheal Donmall - University of Manchester
  • Professor Graham Dunn - University of Manchester
  • Dr Gordon Hay - University of Glasgow
  • Professor Matthew Hickman - University of Bristol
  • Dr Sharon Hutchinson - University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Ruth King - University of St Andrews
  • Charlie Lloyd - University of York
  • Dr John Marsden - Institiute of Psychiatry
  • Professor Toby Seddon - University of Manchester
  • Dr Nicky Welton - University of Bristol
     

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, (Dept of Psychology, University of Manchester)
  • M.Sc. by research (Dept of Psychiatry, University of Manchester)
  • Ph.D. (Epidemiology & Health Sciences, University of Manchester)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Institute for Data Science and AI

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