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Dr Gillian Shorter

Reader in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

Exploring alcohol and drug use among individuals experiencing harm or at risk of harm but not seeking treatment

Gillian Shorter's research aims to uncover effective, evidence-based strategies for improving the health and wellbeing of individuals not seeking treatment for alcohol or drug use, spanning from very occasional to heavy usage, through evidence-based interventions and harm reduction approaches. Her work focuses on understanding the challenges related to substance use and developing supportive measures to address them.

Health data Health Sciences Mental Health Psychology Public Health
Areas of Expertise

Alcohol, drinking, drug use, health inequalities, drug consumption rooms, overdose prevention sites, brief advice, harm reduction

Media Experience

TV, Radio, Web, Print

Interviews, expert comment, op-ed

Notable coverage

Dr Shorter has been featured/interviewed in: BBC (TV, Radio), Sky News, The Guardian, The Independent, Belfast Live, Belfast Telegraph, Irish Independent, About Manchester, View Digital, India Education Diary, BNN, Irish Examiner, Glasgow Times, The National, Newsletter, Psychology Today, Spectator, Donegal Live, Lancs Live, Herald Scotland, Daily Record, View Digital, Liverpool Echo

Associated Research Centres / Projects

Drug and Alcohol Research Network

Dr Gillian Shorter
Contact Information

For more information or to book an interview, email

@gwshorter @qubdarn

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