Dr Michelle Addison
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 0191 208 3031
- Address: Baddiley-Clark Building,
I am a Social Scientist currently working across several research studies examining health and social inequalities, substance use behaviours, gender, and wellbeing.
I am project manager of ATTUNE: Understanding Pathways to Stimulant Use: a mixed-methods examination of the individual, social and cultural factors shaping illicit stimulant use across Europe; working alongside Dr Amy O' Donnell (PI), Prof Eileen Kaner (PI). This study examines pathways to stimulant use in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic. We explore why some individuals exposed to amphetamine types stimulants (ATS) do not start to consume, some users manage to keep their stimulant consumption on a comparatively controlled level and/or stop consumption altogether, while others switch to risky consumption patterns and/or develop dependency.
I am lead researcher developing the Equal North Network, a community of academics, researchers and practitioners across the north of England who share a common interest in addressing health and social inequalities. This network specifically aims to support PHE in taking forward the Due North Report recommendations. The team includes Prof Eileen Kaner and Prof Clare Bambra.
I am part of a team exploring the Impact of Universal Credit (UC) on Wellbeing and Health in the north east alongside Dr Suzanne Moffatt (PI) and Dr Mandy Cheetham (fuse). This study looks at social exclusion, access to welfare, and mental and physical wellbeing.
I was co-investigator for the study: 'Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences for police practitioners and substance users in the North East of England', working alongside Prof Eileen Kaner, Dr Iain McKinnon, Dr Ruth McGovern, Dr Kelly Stockdale (York St John University), Dr Will McGovern (Northumbria University), Dr Lisa Crowe, and Chief Inspector Lisa Hogan (Northumbria Police). This study has drawn the attention of the Home Office and the Advisory Council for Drug Misuse.
Check out: http://fuseopenscienceblog.blogspot.co.uk/
I was project manager of ACCEPT - A pilot feasibility randomized control trial of alcohol screening and brief intervention in the police custody setting. This study was funded by the School for Public Health NIHR and covered 6 police custody sites across two locations. It also involved follow up in HM prisons across the north east.
I am interested in research linked to social and health inequalities, stigma and substance use. I would be happy to supervise students interested in the following:
- Social and health inequalities
- Illicit substance use
- Intersections of social inequality, gender and crime
- Identity formations
- Gender construction
- Social Relations - game-playing, logic of practice
- Social theory
Previous to this I worked as a Researcher in the private sector for several years, conducting research for clients such as Northumbria Police, BBC, ITV, UTV, The Children's Society and EMAP. I moved into academia to work as a Researcher on the ESRC funded study: ‘From the coal to the car park?’ with Professor Yvette Taylor (PI) looking at gender intersections within a post-industrial climate. I have also worked on the 'Bright Lights, Big city?', looking at queer identity and scene space within a post-industrial landscape (PIs Prof Yvette Taylor and Dr Mark Casey). I have extensive qualitative experience working with hard to reach demographics, 'elite' groups, and vulnerable groups of people across multiples themes.
- Social Sciences (BA Hons) Durham University
- Social Research (MA) Newcastle University, 1st Class
- PhD, Newcastle University
Bambra C, Kaner E, Whitehead M, Salway S, Addison M, Moffatt S, Carr S, Powell K, Barr B, Holland P, Taylor-Robinson D, Popay J, Hatton C, Orton L, Collins M, Johnson P. Equal North 2: Taking forward the Due North research agenda, 2017, £91,793
McGovern R (PI); Kaner, E.; Gilvarry, E.; Lingham, R.; Alderson, H.; Addison, M.; Geijer-Simpson, E.; Minos, D. 'Addressing the impact of parental substance misuse on children', Public Health England, 2016, £59,903.37
M.Addison (co-I); Kaner, E. (co-I); Crowe, L.; McGovern, R.; McKinnon, I.; French, J.; Benson, K. Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences for police practitioners and substance users in the North East of England. investigator, N8 Police Research Partnership, 2016, £23,500
- Addison M, Kaner E, Johnstone P, Hillier-Brown F, Moffatt S, Russell S, Barr B, Holland P, Salway S, Whitehead M, Bambra C. Equal North: How can we reduce health inequalities in the North of England? A prioritisation exercise with researchers, policymakers and practitioners. Journal of Public Health 2018, Epub ahead of print.
- O'Donnell A, Addison M, Spencer L, Zurhold H, Rosenkranz M, McGovern R, Gilvarry E, Martens M, Verthein U, Kaner E. Which individual, social and environmental influences shape different pathways of amphetamine type stimulant use over the life course? A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature. Addiction 2019, 114(1), 24-47.
- McGovern R, Gilvarry E, Addison M, Alderson H, Geijer-Simpson E, Lingam R, Smart D, Kaner E. The Association Between Adverse Child Health, Psychological, Educational and Social Outcomes, and Nondependent Parental Substance: A Rapid Evidence Assessment. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse 2018, Epub ahead of print.
- Addison M, McGovern R, Angus C, Becker F, Brennan A, Brown H, Coulton S, Crowe L, Gilvarry E, Hickman M, Howel D, McColl E, Muirhead C, Newbury-Birch D, Waqas M, Kaner E. Alcohol screening and brief intervention in police Custody suites: Pilot cluster randomized controlled Trial (AcCePT). Alcohol and Alcoholism 2018, agy039.
- McGovern R, Gilvarry E, Addison M, Alderson H, Carr L, Geijer-Simpson E, Hrisos N, Lingam R, Minos D, Smart D, Kaner E. The health, psychological, educational and social impact of non-dependent parental substance misuse upon the child age 0-18 years: a rapid evidence assessment. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse 2018.
- Addison M, Stockdale K, McGovern R, McGovern W, McKinnon I, Crowe L, Hogan L, Kaner E. Exploring intersections between Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and other substance use in a police custody suite setting in the North East of England. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy 2018, 25(4), 313-319.
- Mcgovern R, Addison MT, Newham JJ, Hickman M, Kaner EF. Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for reducing parental substance misuse. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, 2017(10), CD012823.
- ODonnell A, Addison M, Spencer L, Zurhold H, Rosenkranz M, McGovern R, Gilvarry E, Martens M, Verthein U, Kaner E. A systematic review of qualitative research on the factors shaping amphetamine type stimulant use over the life course (abstract). The Lancet 2018, 390(S64).
- Addison M, Stockdale K, McGovern R, McGovern W, McKinnon I, Crowe L, Hogan L, Kaner E. Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences for police practitioners and substance users in the North East of England. N8 Policing Research Partnership, 2017.
- Addison M. Overcoming Arlie Hochschild’s concepts of the 'real' and 'false' self by drawing on Pierre Bourdieu's concept of habitus. Emotion, Space and Society 2017, 23, 9-15.
- Addison M. Social Games and Identity in the Higher Education Workplace: Playing with Gender, Class and Emotion (contracted). Houndsmill, Basingstoke and Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
- Crowe L, Addison M, Vaittinen A. Lay views of termination of pregnancy for non-lethal fetal anomaly: Acceptable termination through stigmatising the mother. In: British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) 18th Annual Conference 2016. 2016, Birmingham, UK: BJOG.
- Addison M, Mountford V. Talking the talk and fitting in: Troubling the practices of speaking ‘what you are worth’ in Higher Education in the UK. Sociological Research Online 2015, 20(2), 4.
- Taylor Y, Addison M. Placing Research: 'City Publics' and the 'Public Sociologist'. In: Y. Taylor, ed. The Entrepreneurial University: Engaging Publics, Intersecting Impacts. Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp.242-260.
- Taylor Y, Addison M, ed. Queer Presences and Absences. Hounsdmill, Basingstoke and Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Addison M. Feeling your way within and across classed spaces: The (re)making and (un)doing of identities of value within Higher Education in the UK. In: Y. Taylor, ed. Educational Diversity: The subject of difference and different subjects. Hounsdmill, Basingstoke and Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. In Press.
- Addison M, Roy S. Special Issue: Feminist and Women's Studies Association Annual Student Essay Competition. Journal of International Women's Studies 2011, 12(2). In Press.
- Taylor Y, Addison M. Placing Research: 'City Publics' and the 'Public Sociologist'. Sociological Research Online 2011, 16(4), ARTN 6.
- Addison M. Unpaid Labor. In: Strange, Z.; Strange, M.; Carol, K. and G. J. Golson, ed. The Multimedia Encyclopaedia of Women in Today’s World. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2011. In Press.
- Taylor Y, Addison M. (Re)constituting the past, (re)branding the present and (re)imagining the future: women's spatial negotiation of gender and class. Journal of Youth Studies 2009, 12(5), 563-578.
- Taylor Y, Addison M (eds.). Special Issue: FWSA Essay Competition. Journal of International Women's Studies 2009, 11(3).