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The SSA Fred Yates prize for Researcher of the Year 2018

Congratulations to Dr Andrew McAuley, Senior Epidemiologist in the Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Team at Health Protection Scotland and Senior Research Fellow within the School of Health & Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University, and winner of the 2018 Fred Yates prize for his broad-based contribution to the addiction field, through addiction research on both
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SSA Conference 2017 Poster Prize Winners

Student-led Research – Miss C Hindocha from UCL – Cannabidiol reverses attentional bias to cigarette cues in dependent cigarette smokers Research – Dr Emma Ward UEA – An ethnographic observational study of support given in vape shops to people using e-cigarettes to quit smoking Evaluation/Audit – Miss Stephanie Dargan NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde –
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2017 Trustee elections

The Board are pleased to announce that existing Board members Professor Sir John Strang, Dr Daphne Rumball and Professor Ann McNeill have been re-elected for a further three year term at this year’s AGM in Newcastle.
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SSA Sponsors KBS 2017

The SSA was proud to sponsor the 43rd meeting of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol in Sheffield from 5th-9th June 2017. A report summarising the meeting from Prof Petra Meier can be found here
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The SSA Fred Yates prize for Researcher of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Jones, Lecturer in addiction and motivation at the University of Liverpool winner of the 2017 Fred Yates pize for his contribution to addictions research in the area of disinhibition and alcohol use.  
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SSA funded PhD student Sarah Fox wins the Ray Hodgson Award

Congratulations to SSA funded PhD student Sarah Fox for winning the Ray Hodgson Award for best paper at the Alclohol Research UK 2017 Conference. Sarah's research  presented at the ARUK Conference 2017  highlighted the lived experiences of women who have contacted support services when affected by dual alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and domestic
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Hitting The High Notes: Jazz & Heroin

 Dr Sally Marlow, (former SSA PhD Student) explores why so many musicians of the post-war era turned to heroin. Romanticised stories of drug use have passed into jazz folklore, and the reality is that many towering bebop talents such Charlie Parker, Chet Baker and Lee Morgan all used heroin.  As more and more arrests of

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