Carol-Ann Getty

Research Associate

Contact: carol-ann.1.getty@kcl.ac.uk

Biography

I completed my PhD at the National Addiction Centre, King’s College London. My research focuses on the remote delivery of Contingency Management to promote positive behaviour change in individuals with substance use disorder. More specifically, my research explores the feasibility and acceptability of monitoring substance use behaviours such as abstinence, medication adherence and treatment engagement, and delivering incentives remotely using mobile telephones.

I hold a BSc Hons Psychology degree and MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Ulster University. I have experience of working and volunteering within residential drug and alcohol detox units, substance misuse treatment centres and homeless hostels. More recently, I worked at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, in a Behavioural Research unit implementing and evaluating contingency management behavioural interventions that aim to achieve and maintain abstinence in unemployed refractory drug users and reduce HIV-related risk behaviours in injection drug users.