The School of Psychology welcomed Dr Marcus Bendtsen from Linköping University on a research visit
In collaboration with the Drug and Alcohol Research Network, the School of Psychology were delighted to welcome world leading researcher Dr Marcus Bendtsen from Sweden to spend a few days with researchers at Queen’s in September 2022
Dr Gillian Shorter hosted Marcus on his trip, where they and their team(s) worked on their collaborative projects on alcohol’s harm to others, philosophical research priorities, and a new, international agenda setting project exploring open science in brief interventions from a workshop at the recent International Network for Brief Interventions on Alcohol and Drugs conference. Marcus met researchers in the School and in the interdisciplinary Drug and Alcohol Research Network (co-Led by Gillian Shorter and Anne Campbell). We were also fortunate that Marcus made time to meet and inspire the next generation of early career and PhD researchers. For example Kerry Campbell, Research Associate, and recently started PhD researcher shared expertise and developed international perspectives on perceptions of overdose risk to inform her future PhD direction.
Whilst at the School, Marcus discussed the honest account of developing his MHED digital interventions group in Sweden including key research findings and the developments in digital interventions and evaluations from his team in Sweden and internationally. This can be viewed at this link. It wasn’t all work though, with Marcus enjoying the sights at the various coastlines of Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway, art galleries and museums, and enjoying the fantastic fresh seafood (with an unexpected introduction to the magic of crisp sandwiches).