Dr Gareth Roderique-Davies has been appointed to Professor. Gareth is co-director of USW's Addictions Research Group, and brings a wealth of experience in health psychology.
Gareth joined the University as an hourly paid lecturer in 1998, when he was completing my PhD at Swansea, and became full time in 2000.
“Psychology at USW has always been a very collegiate place to work and we’ve always encouraged each other to collaborate on research.
“I’ve worked on projects as diverse as allegiances to Welsh rugby clubs to investigating parental attitudes to smacking children. When you have a supportive environment it’s a lot easier to have the confidence to get involved and both apply and develop your skills," said Professor Gareth Roderique-Davies.
“My recent research into alcohol-related brain damage has been incredibly rewarding. It’s a very under researched area and our findings are already informing policy and shaping the way that this complex disorder is diagnosed.
“In addition to this, my other main interest is around problem gambling. I’m on a cross-party group on problem gambling at the Welsh Assembly and working with policy makers to build the evidence base for gambling to be considered a public health issue has also been very rewarding."