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Announcing the SSA’s new Addictions Professorship scheme

We are delighted to announce the launch of the SSA’s new Addictions Professorship scheme, to support senior addictions academics’ growth and to strengthen addiction research in the UK. Aiming to support individuals who are already senior academics with established expertise and who wish to move to become part of UK academic growth in addiction research, and
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The SSA Fred Yates prize for Researcher of the Year 2019

We are delighted to announce that 2019’s Fred Yates Prize for Researcher of the Year is awarded to two, joint winners, Dr Kyla Thomas and Dr Hamid Noori. Dr Thomas is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol, Public Health Consultant at South Gloucestershire Council, and Clinical Director for the NIHR West of England Clinical Research
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SSA sponsors CM conference

The SSA is sponsoring a free 1-day conference entitled Reinforcing Behaviour Change in Addiction Treatment, to be held at Bush House in London on 5th April 2019. Full details are available here. This is event is being held in conjunction with researchers at the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London, and will present the
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Lisbon Addictions Conference 2019

Booking is open for the third Lisbon Addictions European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies. 23 – 25 October 2019 http://www.addiction-ssa.org/funding/lisbon-addictions-conference-2019
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SSA Annual Conference 2018 Poster Prize Winners

Student-led research – Helen Howlett, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 'A survey of health care professionals' knowledge and experience of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and alcohol use in pregnancy’ Research and service evaluation and audit – Dr Allan Tyler, Centre for Addiction Behaviours Research, London South Bank University – ‘Optics and illusions of street drinking in East London – a thematic analysis’
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The Cochrane Drugs & Alcohol Group needs your help

  Help the Cochrane Drugs & Alcohol group with a topic prioritisation exercise. By completing this survey you can help the group determine which areas to target in future systematic reviews 
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SSA May Newsletter 2018

​Click on the Newsletter below to read in full
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Congratulations to 2018’s Academic Fellow, and our new PhD students!

_ We are very pleased to announce the award of 2018's SSA Griffith Edwards Academic Fellowship to Dr Inge Kersbergen, who will move to the University of Sheffield to undertake her Fellowship, on alcohol-related health and social problems. Amongst a range of options to reduce the burden that these place on the NHS and social

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