Lucy Webb is a lecturer, researcher and practitioner, specialising in substance misuse, and mental health among adults and young people. Her research interests lie in treatment engagement, service access and provision in the substance misuse field, and risk factors for social exclusion for vulnerable adults and young people. She has conducted quantitative research of care pathways and provision for alcohol services, mental health provision in young people’s substance misuse services. Skilled and experienced in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, she has experience in working with third sector providers to better evaluate and measure service effectiveness, and working in collaboration with consumers/service users to explore more suitable avenues to health and social wellbeing.
Lucy is developing a co-production methodology with existing community projects, and, while currently innovative, this research-in-process is informing further development of community led research and evaluation.