Addiction and risk behaviours

Man drinking a glass of wine in kitchen in the foreground with woman in the background

Current projects

  • Carry Naloxone Somerset: the CaN-Do co-design project. J Scott (PI) and J Kesten. Funder: Somerset County Council.
  • Mobile telephone contingency management to encourage adherence to supervised medication among individuals receiving opioid agonist treatment: a feasibility study (TIES2). N Metrebian (PI - Kings College London), E Carr, M Kelleher, S Pilling, J Scott, J Strang, T Weaver. Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit
  • Safe inhalation pipe provision (SIPP): A mixed method evaluation of an intervention to reduce health harms and enhance service engagement among people who use crack cocaine in England. M Harris (PI-LSHTM), P Bonnet, N Eastwood, V Hope, A Miners, L Platt, A Preston, S Ram, J Scott, N Simpson, M Southwell, L Wilkins. Funder: NIHR Public Health Research.
  • Improving Hospital Opiate Substitution Therapy (iHOST): implementation and assessment of an intervention to reduce late presentations, discharges against medical advice and repeat admissions among people who use opiates. Harris, M (PI) (LSHTM), Co-Is: Hayward, A, Hope, V, Brown, M, Scott, J, Story, A, Lewer, D, Miners, A, Eastwood, N, Platt, L, Noctor, A. Funder: NIHR HS&DR
  • Point-of-care detection of synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists. Pudney, C., (PI) (University of Bath), Husbands, S., Scott, J., Freeman, T., Blagbrough, I. et al. Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Completed projects

  • Excessive drinking and alcohol related harms in Adulthood: ALSPAC at 24. Hickman M, Macleod J et al. Funder: Medical Research Council (MRC) (2015-2019)
  • Elastic Study: Bristol contribution - Alcohol Misuse: Electronic Longitudinal Alcohol Study in Communities (ELAStiC). Macleod J et al. Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (2015-2019)
  • Evaluation of interventions designed to increase diagnosis and treatment of patients with hepatitis C (HepCATT). Hickman M, Macleod J et al. Funder: NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (2014-2019)
  • Evaluating the impact of opiate substitution treatment on drug related deaths in the population: a natural experiment using primary care, other drug treatment databases & model projection. Hickman M, Macleod J  et al. Funder: NIHR PRP (2014-2017)
  • Pathways to alcohol use disorders in ALSPAC: a genetic developmental study. D Dick, G Davey Smith, M Hickman, G Lewis, J Macleod, L Eaves, K Kendler, B Maher, T York.  US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • A pilot study to examine feasibility of prospective and retrospective data collection on a primary care based cohort of injection drug users and non-injecting controls through linkage to administrative health related records. J Robertson, J Macleod, F Sullivan.  Chief Scientists Office


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