Associated Organisations & Visiting Academics

DARC Associates

CGL (Change, Grow, Live), Raj Ubhi (National Head of Operations- Young People’s Services)

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, Fiona Spargo-Mabbs (Director and Founder)

DECCA Sandwell Children’s Trust, Jon Bull (Team Manager)

Let’s Talk (Young People) CIC.  Scottish Company, Dr. Niki Powers  (Managing Director),

Phoenix Futures, James Armstrong (Director of Marketing and Innovation)

Release, Niamh Eastwood (Director)

WDP (Westminster Drug Project), Devon De Silva (Innovation and Research Unit Coordinator)

Visiting academics, practitioners and policy makers

Patricia Mirdalikova, PhD candidate, Faculty of Education, Department of Special Education,  University of Presov, Slovakia.  2020. Thesis: Creating and verifying primary prevention of substance abuse issues in pupils with intellectual disabilities at special elementary schools.

Laura Cianciolo, Masters student , School of Medicine, Oriental Piedmont University, Novara, Italy. 2019. Dissertation: Alcohol Use Disorders programmes of screening, primary prevention intervention: A comparison between Italian and British models

Representatives from Maria Ungdom, Stockholm, Sweden. Maria Ungdom is a dependency disorder clinic for teens, adolescents and young adults. Head of Clinic: Helena von Schewen. March, 2019

Kirsten Søndergaard Frederiksen, PhD candidate, Center for Rusmiddelforskning (Drug Research), Aarhus University, Denmark. 2018. Thesis: How adolescents andyoung adults are affected by parental substabce abuse?