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Alison Clifton

Sessional - Research, Project Manager/Senior Researcher

Alison Clifton

Charles Carter Building

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YX

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 594723

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Research Interests

My main research interests are:

  • Addiction
  • Drug use, treatment & service proivision
  • Benzodiapepine use
  • Over the counter drug misuse
  • Recovery & abstinence from addiction
  • Drug related deaths
  • Alcohol related deaths
  • Non fatal & fatal overdose
  • Alcohol & substance use
  • Drug & Alcohol related issues
  • Crime, gambling and substance use
  • Children of substance using parents
  • Vulnerability & resilience
  • Prisons & resettlement
  • Service evaluation (private, pubilic & third sector)

Additional Information

Research Projects

The following are past and current research I am involved with:

2009 - 2012 (3 years) Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)/Responsible Gambling Trust (RIGT)

Tracking Vulnerability and Resilience: Gambling Careers in the Criminal Justice System.

2012 - 2013  (12 months) Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team (Extension)

Drug Related Deaths Confidential Inquiry Audit 2011/12 (East & Central Lancashire, & Blackburn with Darwen unitary area) 

2011 - 2012  (12 months) Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team (Extension)

Drug Related Deaths Confidential Inquiry Audit 2010/11 (East & Central Lancashire, & Blackburn with Darwen & Blackpool unitary areas)

2010 - 2011 (12 months) Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team (Extension)

Drug Related Deaths Confidential Inquiry 2009/10 (East & Central Lancashire & Blackburn with Darwen

& Blackpool unitary areas)

2009 - 2010  (12 months) Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team

Drug Related Deaths Confidential Inquiry Audit 2008/9 (East & Central Lancashire, & Blackburn with Darwen

unitary area)

2007 Government Office of the North West

Understanding and tackling criminal damage (North West crime & disorder reduction partnerships)

2007 - 2008 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne County Council (9 months)

Changing Trax Pilot Project Evaluation

2007 - 2008 Lancashire County Council (3 months)

Looked after Children Pilot

2007 - 2008 GamCare and Responsible Gambling Trust (RIGT)

Offender Problem Gambling Reduction Programme (OffGam)

2006 - 2008 National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)

Evaluation of Enterprising Young Offenders Programme (Enterprise Gateway Project)

2006 - 2007 (6 months) Department of Culture, Media & Sports

Scoping Study for a UK Gambling Act, 2005 Impact Assessment Framework (Phase 1 & 2)

2006 (6 months) Blackpool Borough Council

Social Impact Assessment - preliminary study (Blackpool Super Casino)

2005 (6 months) Lifeline Project (North West)

Evaluation of 'Outlook', Support Project, East Manchester

2005 - 2007 (9 months) Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team

Drug Related Deaths Confidential Inquiry Pilot (East Lancashire & Central Lancashire)

2005 - 2007 Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team

Drug Related Deaths Confidential Inquiry Protocol for Lancashire

2005 - 2007 (6 months) Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team

Alcohol Scoping Study for Lancashire

2005 - 2006 (6 months) Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team

Needle Exchange Review for Lancashire

2005 - 2006 (4 months) Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team

Service Users and Carers Support Group Review

2005 - 2006 (3 months) Lancashire Drug & Alcohol Action Team

Workforce Development and Volunteer Review Study

My research work is linked to the Applied Social Science Unit for Research and Evaluation (ASSURE - further information can be found on our website at http://assure-evaluation.org.uk/) and the Department of Applied Social Scienc.

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