Addictions Research Group wins award for Impact on Public Policy and Practice

Pobl Group, Gareth Roderque Davies, Bev John, Olli Royal College of Psychiatry, Hariet Hughes PhD USW

Huw Thomas (Pobl Group), Professor Bev John, Professor Gareth Roderique-Davies, Harriet Hughes (PhD student, USW), Ollie John. Manager of The Royal College of Psychiatrists Wales

The University of South Wales (USW) held its annual Impact & Innovation Awards last night, in celebration of research that makes an impact on the community and wider society in Wales, nationally and internationally.

The fourth annual awards saw Pro Vice-Chancellor for Innovation & Engagement, Professor Paul Harrison, welcome more than 120 guests, including shortlisted nominees and their collaborative partners.

This year, 26 entries were received from a wide spectrum of disciplines and from researchers at different stages of their careers. The shortlisted projects address some of the most significant challenges facing society today, from promoting community cohesion to tackling climate change and from promoting equality to improving access to healthcare for all.


Professor Bev John and Professor Gareth Roderique-Davies, Addictions Research Group

Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) is an under-diagnosed but treatable condition associated with debilitating cognitive and physical deficits. Work by the Addictions Research Group has increased awareness of ARBD nationally and internationally, and informed regional and national government policy and professional practice.