Lecturer, School of Medicine and Public Health
Computer- and internet-delivered treatments for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/other drug use problems
Over the past 15 years, I have worked in a clinical research capacity with people experiencing psychotic disorders, depression, personality disorders, and alcohol/other drug use problems, with specific experience in the use of cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques among people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/other drug problems. My main research activity has been on the development and clinical trial of computer- and internet-delivered treatments for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/other drug use problems. I have led several large scale randomized controlled clinical trials of face-to-face, phone-based and computerized psychological treatments, and translated these treatments into clinical practice. I have also developed tobacco-focused psychological treatments incorporating a multiple behaviour change focus, and in clinical treatment trials evaluating the efficacy of such treatments among people with mental health problems. My vision is to bring high quality, evidence based treatment for multiple health problems to the point-of-care for people experiencing mental health and addictive disorders to ensure that the right person receives the right intervention at the right time.