Julia Sinclair

Professor of Addiction Psychiatry, University of Southampton

Research Area

Harms of alcohol

Biography

Julia Sinclair is Professor of Addiction Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, and honorary consultant in alcohol liaison at University Hospital Southampton.

Her priority is to improve outcomes for patients with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and co-morbid physical and mental health conditions by research, teaching, policy, and clinical practice

Her clinical roles include developing an integrated alcohol strategy across local services, offering direct clinical care, and since April 2020 has been the National Specialty Advisor for Alcohol Dependence to NHS England.

Her primary research aim is to conduct clinically relevant research into the harms of alcohol use, specifically the impact on clinical outcomes in terms of prevention, engagement and response to treatment. She also has a long track record of teaching and training health professionals and is Chair of the Addictions Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.