The Addictions Research Group (ARG) is co-led by Professor Bev John and Professor Gareth Roderique-Davies, both HCPC-Registered Health Psychologists. The group’s work, membership and impact has gathered significant momentum since its inception in 2015.
Prof Bev John and Prof Gareth Roderique-Davies are co-authors of the Substance Misuse Treatment Framework for Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) in Wales (Public Health Wales / Welsh Government), alongside leading clinicians in Addiction Psychiatry.
We are working in collaboration with The Pobl Group, funded by Welsh Government’s European Social Fund, on projects that are improving the understanding of the prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of ARBD; and identifying key predictors of substance use relapse for adults involved in drug and alcohol treatment services.
We have also received funding to undertake research into the social impact of gambling in Wales from the personal research budgets of six Members of Senedd Cymru Welsh Parliament. We have recently completed two reports for Alcohol Concern (now Alcohol Change UK) looking at the relationship between alcohol consumption and gambling behaviour.
We are invited observers of the Cross-Party Group on Gambling-related Harm at Welsh Government, and sit on the Beat the Odds steering group that is run by the Welsh charity Cais.
We are part of the management team for the Gambling Research, Education and Treatment (GREAT) Network Wales.
If you would like to collaborate with us or conduct postgraduate / doctorate research, please contact Professor Bev John or Professor Gareth Roderique-Davies. You can also follow the Addictions Research Group on Twitter.