PhD Studentship: published papers and final reports

Ayan Ahmed
University of Surrey
Expected completion: 2022
The impact of khat on neurocognitive and behavioural processes on East African communities in the UK and Ethiopia

Khat and neurobehavioral functions: A systematic review
Published in Public Library of Science, June 2021


Merve Mollaahmetoglu
University of Exeter
Expected completion: 2022
Rumination in alcohol use disorders: understanding mechanisms and targeting treatments

“This is something that changed my life”: A qualitative study of patients’ experiences in a clinical trial of ketamine treatment for alcohol use disorders
Published in Frontiers in Pyschiatry, August 2021


Jo-Anne PuddephatJo-Anne Puddephat
University of Liverpool
Expected completion: 2021
The socioeconomic patterning of alcohol misuse and mental disorder comorbidity

Associations of alcohol use, mental health and socioeconomic status in England: Findings from a representative population survey
Accepted for publication in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, January 2021


Carol-Ann Getty, PhD StudentCarol-Ann Getty
King’s College London
Year of completion: September 2020

Mobile telephone-delivered Contingency Management to promote behaviour change in addiction treatment
SSA PhD Studentship Final report

Patients’ beliefs towards contingency management: Target behaviours, incentives and the remote application of these interventions
Published in Drug and Alcohol Review, 25 May 2021

Mobile telephone-delivered contingency management interventions promoting behaviour change in individuals with substance use disorders: a meta-analysis
Accepted for publication in Addiction, June 2019


Sarah Fox
Manchester Metropolitan University
Year of completion: 2019
They said, ‘If you come, you can’t drink.’ I thought, ‘I can’t stop’. Exploring the journeys to support among women who experience co-occurring substance use and domestic abuse
SSA PhD Studentship Final Report

Exploring the interactions between domestic abuse, substance use and mental ill-health among women
Accepted for publication in Domestic abuse across the life course: safeguarding and prevention. (Jessica Kingsley Publishers: UK), 2021

COVID-19, alcohol and domestic abuse: Sarah Fox talks to the SSA
Published by the SSA, 28 April 2020

ALLIANCE Live podcast – supporting women with histories of substance use and domestic abuse
Published by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, 9 December 2020

Alcohol and domestic abuse in the context of Covid 19
Published by Alcohol Change UK, 1 April 2020

‘…you feel there’s nowhere left to go.’ The barriers to support among women who experience substance use and domestic abuse in the UK
Published in Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 2 March 2020

Substance use and domestic abuse – Essential information for Social Workers
Published by The British Association of Social Workers, 21 February 2020


Helen Crosby, PhDHelen Crosby
Leeds University
Year of completion: 2018
Development of the Brief Addiction Therapist Scale (BATS): A tool for evaluating therapist delivery of psychological therapies for alcohol and drug use problems
SSA PhD Studentship Final Report


Sophie Betka, PhDSophie Betka
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Year of completion: 2018
Interoception, Alexithymia and alcohol use: oxytocin, a solution?
SSA PhD Studentship Final Report

Signatures of alcohol use in the structure and neurochemistry of insular cortex: a correlational study
Published by Psychopharmacology 236:2579-2591 DOI: 10.1007/s00213-019-05228-w, 2019

Validation of an electronic version of the Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ) in English and Italian healthy samples
Published by International journal of methods in psychiatric research 28(1) DOI: 10.1002/mpr.1758, 2018

Impact of intranasal oxytocin on interoceptive accuracy in social drinkers: An attentional mechanism?
Published by Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsy027, 2018

How do self-assessment of alexithymia and sensitivity to bodily sensations relate to alcohol consumption?
Published by Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research DOI: 10.1111/acer.13542, 2018

Beverly Love, PhDBeverly Love
University of Surrey
Year of completion: 2017
The cycle of relapse and recovery of substance misusing offenders on a community based Rehabilitation Management Programme: the impact of childhood, trauma, relationships and psychological health
SSA PhD Studentship Final Report


Hannah Rose, PhDHannah Rose
King’s College London
Year of completion: 2016
The impact of alcohol consumption on adolescent neuropsychological development

SSA PhD Studentship Final Report