The role of peer mentors in the delivery of alcohol services within a changing drug and alcohol workforce

2018-2022, joint funding Alcohol Research UK and Middlesex University

Aim: This thesis is concerned with understanding the role of peer mentors, how these roles are defined and performed, and what status these individuals hold within alcohol services’ settings.

Methods: This PhD project employs qualitative methods to examine the role of peer mentors in delivering alcohol and drug services from the perspective of peer mentors and their colleagues. The data collection method primarily consists of semi-structured interviews with peer mentors and staff working within alcohol and drug services.

Research team: Jordan Soondar (PI, doctoral thesis); Supervisory panel: Dr Rachel Herring; Professor Betsy Thom; Professor Carmel Clancy (Middlesex University)

Contact: Jordan Soondar;