Full details of publications are available in staff profiles on the Middlesex University website. The following are indicative:



Asmussen-Frank V., Thom B., Herold M. (2020) “Some of us need to be taken care of”: Young adults’ perspectives on support and help in drug reducing interventions in coercive contexts. Drugs: education, prevention and policy,


Duke K.,Gleeson H., Dabrowska K., Herold M., and Rolando S. (2020) The engagement of young people in drug interventions in coercive contexts: findings from a cross-national European study. Drugs: education, prevention and policy,


Duke, K. and Kolind, T. (2020) Framing and reframing drug ‘problems’ in prison spaces and populations. Chapter 10 in: MacGregor, S. and Thom, B. (eds.) Risk and Substance Use: Framing dangerous people and dangerous places.  London: Routledge, 162-182


Duke, K., Thom, B. and Gleeson, H. (2020) Framing ‘drug prevention’ for young people in touch with the criminal justice system: the views from practitioners and professionals working in the field in England.Journal of Youth Studies, 23(4): 511-529


MacGregor S. and Thom B. (eds.) (2020) Risk and Substance Use. Framing dangerous people and dangerous places Routledge, London


Metrebian, N., Goldsmith, K., Carr, E., Weaver, T., Pilling, S., Shearer, J., Woolston-Thomas, K., Tas, B., Getty, CA., Cooper, C., van der Waal, R., Kelleher, M., Finch, E., Bijral, P., Taylor, D., Scott, J. & Strang, J. (2020) Telephone delivered Incentives for Encouraging adherence to Supervised methadone consumption (TIES): study protocol for a feasibility study for an RCT of clinical and cost effectiveness. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 17 (Published online 10th December 2019)


Rolando,Asmussen Frank V., Beccaria F., Duke K., Graf N., Kahlert R., and Pisarska A. (2020). “I like money, I like many things”. The relationship between drugs and crime from the perspective of young people in contact with criminal justice systems. Drugs: education, prevention and policy, early online.


Thom B., Herring R. and Milne E. (2020) Drinking in pregnancy: shifting towards the ‘precautionary principle’. Ch. 5 in MacGregor S. and Thom B. (eds.) Risk and Substance Use. Framing dangerous people and dangerous places Routledge, London, 66-87.


Aceijas, C., Weaver, T., Baez, P., Bello-Corassa, R., Cumnings, NR., Khushal, S. & Sowamber, A. (2019) Improving health literacy about tuberculosis among drug users. A pilot randomised controlled trial. Drug Dependence & Addiction, 1, 8-18.


Alexis-Garsee, C., Meehan, S., & Van den Akker, O. (2019). An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Discontinued Use of the E-Cigarette. Journal of Smoking Cessation,14(2), 104-111. doi:10.1017/jsc.2018.21


Duke K. (2019) Producing the ‘problem’ of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in English prisons.International Journal of Drug Policy, early online,


Gleeson H., Duke K. and Thom B. (2019) Challenges to providing culturally sensitive drug interventions for Black and Asian minority ethnic (BAME) groups within UK youth justice systems. Drugs and Alcohol Today DOI 10.1108/DAT-11-2018-0068


Getty, CA., Morande, A., Lynskey, M., Weaver, T., Metrebian, N. (2019) Mobile Telephone-Delivered Contingency Management interventions promoting behaviour change in individuals with substance use disorders: A meta-analysis. Addiction. 114, 1915–1925. https// Published online: 2nd July 2019.)


Gleeson H., Thom B., Bayley M. and McQuarrie T. (2019) Rapid evidence review: Drinking problems and interventions in black and minority ethnic communities. Alcohol Change UK.


Hafford-Letchfield P., Thom B., Herring R. and Bayley M. (2019) Delivering Information and Brief Advice on Alcohol (IBA) in social work and social care settings: An exploratory study. Drugs: education, prevention and policy.  26(1):40-49.


Herring, R., Gleeson, H. & Bayley, M. (2019). Exploring pathways through and beyond alcohol treatment among Polish women and men in a London Borough. Alcohol Change UK.


MacGregor S. (2019) Money matters: Resource allocation, alcohol and other drugs and neo-liberal austerity in the UK—Commentary on Ritter and van de Ven’ 2019. Drug and Alcohol Review 29 January


Pennay A., Callinan S., Livingston M., Lubman D.I., Holmes J., MacLean S., Herring R. and Dietze P. (2019) Patterns in reduction or cessation of drinking in Australia (2001-213) and motivation for change. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 54 (1):79-86


Sheridan Rains, L., Marston, L., Hinton, M., Marwaha, S., Jamieson-Craig, T., Fowler, D., King, M., Omar, R., McCrone, P., Spencer, J., Taylor, J., Gilbert, E., Harder, C., Colman, S., Randhawa, A., Jones, C., Labuschagne, K., Stefanidou, T., Christoforou, M., Craig, M., Strang, J., Weaver, T. & Johnson, S. (2019) Clinical and cost-effectiveness of contingency management for cannabis use in early psychosis: the CIRCLE randomised clinical trial. BMC Medicine 17:161


Vashishtha, R., Livingston, M, Pennay, A., Dietze, P., MacLean, S., Holmes, J, Herring, R., Caluzzi, G. and Lubman, D. (2019) Why is adolescent drinking declining? A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Addiction Research and Theory (published early online) doi:1080/16066359.2019.1663831



Alexis-Garsee, C., Gilbert, H., Burton, M., & Van den Akker, O. (2018). Difficulties Quitting for Smokers with and without a Respiratory Disease and Use of a Tailored Intervention for Smoking Cessation – A Qualitative Study. Journal of Smoking Cessation,13(2), 63-71. doi:10.1017/jsc.2017.5


Gleeson H., Duke K., Clarke Z., Thom B. (2018) Interventions to prevent and reduce young people’s substance use and criminal justice involvement trajectories. Project Report. EPPIC Chafea European Commission


Hafford-Letchfield T., Dayananda A. & Collins D.A. (2018) Digital storytelling for interprofessional collaborative practice to develop quality and service improvements. Social Work Education 37:6, 804 -812,

DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2018.1484087


Metrebian, N., Weaver, T., Pilling, S., Hellier, J., Byford, S., Shearer, J., Finch, E., Day, E., Bowden-Jones, O., Dunn, J., Glasper. A., Bijral, P., Morse, G., Bogdan, N., Astbury, M., Forshall, S., Charles, V., Little, N., Poovendran, D., Desai, R., Goodfellow, C., Bishop, E., Akhtar, S., Haque, F., McKechnie, H., Mosler, F., Bennett, C., Morris, J., Davey, C.,  Pauli, R., Bajaria, J., Slater, E.,  Mutz, J.,  Mitcheson, L. & Strang, J. (2018) Positive Reinforcement targeting Abstinence In Substance misuse (PRAISe): Cluster RCT & Process Evaluation of Contingency Management. Contemporary Clinical Trials,


Thom B., Duke K., Gleeson H. (2018) Descriptions of innovative approaches including professionals’ and young peoples’ perceptions and narratives. Project Report. EPPIC Chafea European Commission


van den Akker, O.B.A. (2017) Surrogate Motherhood Families. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.


Alexis-Garsee C., Gilbert H., Burton M. and Van den Akker, O. (2017) Difficulties quitting for smokers with and without a respiratory disease and use of a tailored intervention for smoking cessation – a qualitative study. Journal of Smoking Cessation. DOI:, published early online, 27 March 2017, pp. 1-9


Butler S., Elmeland K., Nicholls J. and Thom, B. (2017) Alcohol, power and public health: A comparative study of alcohol policy. Abingdon: Routledge


Foster J.H. and Canfield M. (2017) Predictors of hazardous drinking among home drinkers.  Journal of Substance Use,, published early online 28th March 2017, pp.1-6.   


Hafford-Letchfield P., Thom B., Herring R. and Bayley M.  (In Press) Delivering Information and Brief Advice on Alcohol (IBA) in social work and social care settings: An exploratory study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.


Lingford-Hughes A., Patel Y., Bowden-Jones O., Crawford M., Dargan P., Gordon F., Parrot, S., Weaver T. and Wood, D. (In Press) Improving GHB withdrawal with baclofen. Trials. 


MacGregor S. (2017) The Politics of Drugs: perceptions, power and policies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


MacGregor S. (2017) Drug Policy in the United Kingdom. In R. Colson and H. Bergeron H. (eds.) European Drug Policies: the ways of reform. Abingdon: Routledge, Ch. 15:217-238.


Shanahan M., Hughes C.E. McSweeney, T. and Griffin, B. (2017) Alternate policing strategies: Cost-effectiveness of cautioning for cannabis offences. International Journal of Drug Policy, 41 (1): 140-147. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.12.012


Thom B. (2017) Good Practice in School Based Alcohol Education Programmes. Patient Education and Counselling, 100 (Supp. 1): S17-S23.


Annand F. (2016) Developing and delivering local level partnership schemes with the alcohol trade. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 23(1): 62-72.


Bjerge B., Duke K., Frank-Asmussen V., Rolando S. and Eisenbach-Stangl I. (2016) Exploring user groups as stakeholders in drug policy processes in four European countries.   In M. Hellman, V. Berridge, K. Duke and A. Mold (eds.) (2016) Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Ch.6: 107-128.


Duke K. (2016) Exchanging expertise and constructing boundaries: The development of a transnational knowledge network around heroin-assisted treatment. International Journal of Drug Policy. 31: 56-63. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.12.004.


Duke K. and Kolind T. (2016) The prison population and illegal drug use. In T. Kolind, B. Thom and G. Hunt G.(eds.) (2016) Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies: Social Science Perspectives.  SAGE Publ., Ch.29.


Hellman M., Berridge V., Duke K. and Mold, A. (eds) (2016) Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 


Hellman M., Berridge V., Duke K and Mold A. (2016) Ownership of addiction: variations across time and place. In M. Hellman, V. Berridge, K. Duke and A. Mold (eds.) (2016) Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Ch1: 1-13.


Herring R., Thom B., Bayley M. and Tchilingirian, J. (2016). Delivering alcohol identification and brief advice (IBA) in housing settings: A step too far or opening doors? Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 23 (5): 365-373.


Houborg E., Thom B., Beccaria F., Eisenbach-Stangl I., Herring R., Moskalewicz J., Welbel M. (2016) The role of stakeholders in addictions policy and intervention. In M. Hellman, V. Berridge, K. Duke and A. Mold (eds.) (2016) Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Ch.5: 87-106.


Kolind T. and Duke K.  (2016) Drugs in prisons: exploring use, control, treatment and policy. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 23 (2): 89-92.


Kolind T., Thom B. and Hunt G. (2016) The SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies: Social Science Approaches. London: SAGE Publ.


MacGregor S. (2016) Public Health approaches to substance use: a critique. In T. Kolind, B. Thom and G. Hunt G.(eds.) (2016) Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies: Social Science Approaches. London: SAGE Publ., Ch.36: 628-643.


McSweeney T., Hughes C.E. and Ritter A. (2016) The impact of compliance with a compulsory model of drug diversion on treatment engagement and reoffending. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, DOI:, published early online, 6th November 2106, pp. 1-11.


McSweeney T., Hughes C.E. and Ritter A. (2016) Tackling ‘drug-related’ crime: Are there merits in diverting drug-misusing defendants to treatment? Findings from an Australian case study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 49 (2): 198 – 220.


Newbury-Birch D., McGovern R., Birch J., O'Neill G., Kaner H., Sondhi A. and Lynch K. (2016) A rapid systematic review of what we know about alcohol use disorders and brief interventions in the criminal justice system. International journal of prisoner health12(1), pp.57-70.


Rafia R., Dodd PJ., Brennan A., Meier P.S., Hope V.D., Ncube F., Byford S., Tie H., Metrebian N., Hellier J., Weaver T. and Strang J. (2016) An economic evaluation of contingency management for completion of hepatitis B vaccination in those on treatment for opiate dependence. Addiction, 111(9), 1616-27 (doi: 10.1111/add.13385/pdf).


Sondhi A.C. (2016) Addressing perceptions of opiate-using prisoners to take-home naloxone: findings from one English region. Drugs and Alcohol Today16(2), pp.124-130.


Sondhi A., Birch J., Lynch K., Holloway A. and Newbury-Birch D. (2016). Exploration of delivering brief interventions in a prison setting: A qualitative study in one English region. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 23(5): 382-387.


Sondhi A., Ryan G. and Day E. (2016) Stakeholder perceptions and operational barriers in the training and distribution of take-home naloxone within prisons in England. Harm Reduction Journal13(1): 5.


Thom B. and Aceijas C. (2016) Homelessness and Substance Use. In T. Kolind, B. Thom and G. Hunt G.(eds.) (2016) Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies: Social Science Approaches. London: SAGE Publ., Ch. 28: pp. ?? .  


Thom B., Herring R. and Bayley, M. (2016) The role of training in IBA implementation beyond primary care settings in the UK Drugs: education, prevention and policy. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 23(5): 374-381.


Thom B., Herring R., Thickett A. and Duke K. (2016) The Alcohol Health Alliance: the emergence of an advocacy coalition to stimulate policy change. British Politics, 11(3): 301-323. doi:10.1057/bp.2015.50


Asmussen Frank V., Bjerge B., Duke, K., Klein A. and Stothard B. (2015) ‘Stakeholder influences on drug and alcohol policy processes’, Drugs and Alcohol Today, 15 (4): 177-78.


Bjerge B., Duke K. and Asmussen Frank V. (2015) ‘The shifting roles of medical stakeholders in opioid substitution treatment: a comparison between Denmark and the UK’, Drugs and Alcohol Today, 15 (4): 216-230.


Crome I.B., Wu L., Rao R. and Crome P. (eds.) (2015), Substance use and older people.  Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.


Crome I.B. (2015) Substance misuse and older people: a question of values. Ch 10: 127-136 In F. Lally and C. Roffe (eds.) Geriatric Medicine: an evidence based approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Ch. 10:127-136.


Foster J.H., Martin C. and Patel S. (2015) The initial measurement structure of the Home Drinking Assessment Scale (HDAS) Drugs Education Prevention and Policy, 22: 410-416.


Hantrais L., Ashley T., Lenihan A.T., and MacGregor S. (2015) Evidence-based policy: exploring international and interdisciplinary insights. Contemporary Social Science 10 (2): 101-113


Lancaster K., Duke K., and Ritter A. (2015) ‘Producing the ‘problem of drugs’: a cross-national comparison of ‘recovery’ discourse in two Australian and British reports’, International Journal of Drug Policy, 26 (7), 617-625.


MacGregor S. (2015) Proposals for policy development: drugs. In: I.B. Crome, L. Wu, R. Rao and P. Crome (eds.) (2015), Substance use and older people.  Oxford: Wiley Blackwell,  Ch. 24: 353-363.


MacGregor, S., Nicola Singleton, N. and Trautmann, F. (2015) The emergence and influence of the concept of governance in the European addiction field. Ch.3:17-29 In: P. Anderson, G. Buhringer and J. Colom (eds.) Reframing addiction: policies, processes and pressures. The ALICE-RAP project available online from, Ch 3: 17-29.


Mason T., Sutton M., Whittaker W., McSweeney T., Millar T., Donmall M., Jones A. and Pierce M. (2015) The impact of paying treatment providers for outcomes: difference-in-differences analysis of the ‘payment by results for drugs recovery’ pilot. Addiction, 110 (7): 1120-1128.


McSweeney T. (2015) Calling time on ‘alcohol-related’ crime? Examining the impact of court-mandated alcohol treatment on offending using propensity score matching. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15 (4): 464-483.


Ruggiero V. (2015) Power and Crime, London and New York: Routledge


Sondhi A. and Day E. (2015) ‘Factors that predict dissemination of evidence-based practice in one local authority in England: An assessment of introducing node-link mapping into substance misuse practice’, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 22( 2), 2015: 160-165.


Duke K. and Thom B. (2014) ‘The role of evidence and the expert in contemporary processes of governance: the case of opioid substitution treatment policy in England’, International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(5): 964-971.


Foster J.H. and Ferguson C. (2014) Alcohol Preloading a review of the literature.  Alcohol and Alcoholism, 49: 213-226.


Herring R., Bayley M. and Hurcombe, R. (2014) “But no one told me it’s okay to not drink”: a qualitative study of young people who drink little or no alcohol, Journal of Substance Use, 19(1-2), 95-102.


Lloyd C., Thom B., MacGregor S., Herring R., Godfrey C., Toner P. and Tchilingirian J. (2014) Soft methods, hard targets: regional alcohol managers as a policy network, Journal of Substance Use, 19( 4),319-326.


MacGregor S. and Thom B. (eds.) (2014) Drug and Alcohol Studies 6 volume major work, London: Sage Publ.


MacGregor S., Nicola Singleton N. and Trautmann F. (2014) ‘Towards good governance in drug policy: evidence, stakeholders and politics’ International Journal of Drug Policy 25: 931-4


Toner P., Lloyd C., Thom B., MacGregor S., Godfrey C., Herring R., Tchilingirian J. (2014) Perceptions on the role of evidence: An English alcohol policy case study. Evidence & Policy 10 (1): 93-112.


Wall R., Sondhi A. and Day E. (2014) ‘What influences referral to 12-Step Mutual Self-Help Groups by Treatment Professionals? European Addiction Research 20: 241-247.


Weaver T., Metrebian N., Hellier J., Pilling S., Charles, V., Little N., Poovendran D., Mitcheson L., Ryan F., Bowden-Jones O., Dunn J., Glasper A., Finch E. & Strang, J. (2014) Cluster randomised trial of contingency management: do incentives increase completion of hepatitis b (HBV) vaccination amongst people in treatment for heroin dependence? Lancet, 384 (9938): 153-163.  (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60196-3)



Moskalewicz J., Room R and Thom B. (eds.) (2017) Comparative monitoring of alcohol epidemiology across the EU. Report from the Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA). European Union.


Shanahan M., Hughes C. and McSweeney T. (2017) Police diversion for cannabis offences: Assessing outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 532. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.


Shanahan M., Hughes C. and McSweeney T. (2017) Australian police diversion for cannabis offences: Assessing program outcomes and cost-effectiveness. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF) Monograph Series No. 66. Canberra: NDLERF.





Thom B., Herring R., Bayley M. and Hafford-Letchfield T. (2016) Delivering alcohol IBA in housing, probation and social work settings: opportunities and constraints. London: Alcohol Research UK,


Thom B., Herring R., Bayley M., Hafford-Letchfield T., Luger L., Annand F. and Bristow, A. (2016). The role of training in delivering alcohol IBA in non-medical settings: broadening the base of IBA delivery. Report submitted to Alcohol Research UK. Available at



McSweeney, T. (2015) Review of a 'test on arrest' pilot and core criminal justice provision for drug-using offenders in Hertfordshire. London: Institute for Criminal Policy Research.


Thom, B., Beccaria, F., Bjerge, B., Duke, K., Eisenbach-Stangl, I., Herring, R., Holmila, M., Houborg, E., Asmussen Frank, V., Moskalewicz, J., Rolando, S., Thickett, A., Warpenius, K. and Welbel, M. (2015). Stakeholder ownership: a theoretical framework for cross national understanding and analyses of stakeholder involvement in issues of substance use, problem use and addiction. Deliverable D2.1, Work Package 2, Addiction and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe: Reframing Addictions Project (ALICE RAP) European Union,


Thom, B., Herring, R. and Bayley, M. (2015) Delivering alcohol IBA: Is there a case for mainstreaming? Insights from an expert workshop and from the published literature. London: Alcohol Research UK,