Host: Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health and Institute of Population Health
'Effectiveness of addiction treatment'
- Senior presenter: Dr Tim Millar, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Mental Health and Risk, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health
'Impact of treatment for opioid dependence on fatal drug-related poisoning'
Tim is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Mental Health and Safety, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, and leads a multi-centre MRC Addiction Research Cluster. His research focuses on addiction harm and the effects of interventions designed to ameliorate such harm. Much of this work is based on the integration and analysis of large, secondary, health and criminal justice datasets about substance misusers. Recent projects include: a DH-funded evaluation of Payment by Results as a commissioning model for addiction treatment; MRC-funded research exploring the association between drug use and crime (particularly acquisitive crime) and the impact of interventions to reduce such crime; and Home Office/PHE-funded work to estimate the prevalence of opiate and crack cocaine use.
My main, recent focus has been on drug-user mortality. Based on analysis of secondary datasets, case-linked with ONS mortality records, this is the largest such study, internationally, to date. MRC-funded, it explores all-cause premature mortality among opioid users and treatment’s effect on the risk of fatal drug-related poisoning (ie overdose).
- Junior presenter: Dr Andrew Jones, Research Fellow, Institute of Population Health
'Outcome of addiction treatment in England'
Andrew is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Epidemiology, Institute of Population Health. His research focuses on drug misuse treatment and the treatment outcomes that are achieved within the English treatment system. He manages the analysis of the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System – the national treatment surveillance mechanism - to produce publicly available National Statistics and analyses designed to support commissioner-level performance management. Recent projects include: a re-assessment of the resource allocation formulae for drug and alcohol public health spending; an evaluation of Payment by Results as a commissioning model for treatment of drug misuse; and a longitudinal outcomes study of drug misuse treatment clients based on active follow-up of a nationally recruited treatment cohort.
About the research series:
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month, one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20-25 minute presentations – one from a junior and one from a more senior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion.
The event runs from 12:30 - 2.00pm; a buffet lunch will be available from 12.30 pm. Presentations begin at 1 pm.
Final details of presentation topics and speakers will be posted nearer the dates.
Please note that places will be limited so registration is essential, please register via Eventbrite