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Research Examples

Evaluation of services and treatment interventions
  • Health Needs Analysis on Section 136 activity and mental health crisis presentations in places of afety across Greater London, jointly commissioned by Healthy London Partnership and NHS England (May 2016- November 2016) in collaboration with Therapeutic Solutions.
  • Health Needs Analysis of Defendants in Police Custody and of Victims of Sexual Violence commissioned by NHS and Police Commissioners. For example in Sussex (April – July 2013), the South-West (Nov. 2013-Feb.2014) and in the Metropolitan Police (Oct.2014-June 2015)
  • Evaluation of the Integrated Substance Misuse Treatment in HMP Wormwoods Scrubs Prison London, commissioned by Offender Health Commissioner (Dec 2012 – April 2013).
  • Evaluation of the impact of brief intervention training of staff on the outcome of alcohol interventions within homeless populations in a North London borough. (Feb – July 2013).

  • Evaluating the acceptability and effectiveness of using an online approach in promoting alcohol awareness in the workplace. (Feb 2013 - May 2014).
  • Evaluation of the impact of education and training on individual behaviour, work performance and on organisational practice.

  • Evaluating the impact of cultural competence training on the practice of health and social care staff by using a multidimensional approach.

Needs analysis

  • Rapid needs assessment of the provision of drug and alcohol services for people from minority ethnic groups with drug and alcohol problems. Report to Ealing Drugs Action Team, London.

  • Rapid Need Assessment of the needs of young people using drugs in Lambeth. Report for Mainliners and Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Action Zone, London.


Training Needs analysis

  • Assessment of training needs of staff working with people from minority ethnic groups with drug and alcohol problems.



Action Research

  • Developing, delivering and evaluation of an educational module to enhancing cultural competence in staff dealing with drug and alcohol problems.


Policy Analysis

  • Development and implementation of public health policy to address substance use and misuse problems. Chapter 12 In: Porter, E. and Coles, L. (Eds) (2011) Policy and strategy for improving health and wellbeing. Learning Matters.