Innovation and Research Unit Coordinator
Devon De Silva
Devon De Silva works for WDP, a national substance misuse service provider, and oversees the organisations Innovation and Research Unit (IRU). The IRU bridges the gap between academia and service delivery and is responsible for designing and contributing to research within the sector whilst also developing innovations that enhance service delivery. The IRU’s portfolio includes evaluating the impact of WDP’s digital innovations and adapting interventions traditionally used within the mental health field e.g. Animal Assisted Therapy.
Antony Moss is Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science in the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research at London South Bank University. Professor Moss’ research has focused on understanding the range of factors which impact on the development, maintenance, and recovery from addictive behaviours. He has particular expertise around the design and evaluation of public health campaigns and has been involved in the development of several national public health campaigns for alcohol and gambling.