Dr Hayley Alderson
Research Associate (SOLID Trial)
I am a Research Associate within the Institute of Health and Society. I am currently working on SOLID which is a pilot feasibility study of interventions to decrease risky substance use (drug and alcohol) and improve mental health of Looked After Children and care leavers aged 12-20 years.
Prior to working in academia I was a drug and alcohol practitioner and I have worked within a variety of substance misuse settings (criminal justice, residential and in the community) between 2004- 2016. I also have experience of working alongside a team of Social Workers within the Emergency Duty Team addressing Health and Social Care problems across North Yorkshire and York.
Ba (Hons) Criminology and Psychology- University of Northampton- 2004
MSc Criminology- Teesside University- 2007
PhD- Newcastley University- 2016
I have previously worked as an interventionist on the following projects
AESOPS project: a randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of opportunistic screening and stepped care interventions for older hazardous alcohol users in primary care. http://dx.doi.org/10.3310/hta17250.
SIPS JR project looking at Developing and evaluating interventions for adolescent alcohol use disorders presenting through emergency departments. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs/research/project/4086.
ACCEPT: which is a pilot feasibility trial looking at brief interventions in a custody suite setting.
Social science tutor, Medicine in the community, MBBS, Newcastle University
Tutor, Essential Junior rotation in Public Health, Medical school, Newcastle University
Guest Lecturer MSc Health Policy- Newcastle University
I have also delivered guest lectures in partner universities Durham and Teesside on the following courses;
Tutor, BSc Criminology (Drugs and Society module)-Teesside University
Guest Lecturer MSc Contemporary Issues in drug use- Teesside University
Guest Lecturer MSc Social Work- Durham University
- Alderson H, McGovern R, Brown R, Howel D, Becker F, Carr L, Copello A, Fouweather T, Kaner E, McArdle P, McColl E, Shucksmith J, Steele A, Vale L, Lingam R. Supporting Looked After Children and Care Leavers In Decreasing Drugs, and alcohol (SOLID): Protocol for a pilot feasibility randomised controlled trial of interventions to decrease risky substance use (drugs and alcohol) and improve mental health of Looked After Children and Care Leavers aged 12 -20 years. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017, 3, 25.