Dr Helen Gleeson is a research fellow at Middlesex University in the Department of Mental Health & Social Work. Her research interests include the experiences of young people in the criminal justice system and substance use and service responses within marginalised communities. Recent publications have focused on service provision for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in need of alcohol and substance use support in the UK, experiences of alcohol services for Polish migrants living in the UK and young people accessing substance use service through the criminal justice system. She is currently the lead researcher on a programme of pedagogic research within the department that is aiming to understand various aspects of the student journey through higher education.
Currently module lead on 'Approaches to Health and Social Care Research' through the Social Work programme. Other teaching interests include, research methods, SPSS, qualitative research methods and literature review
Current research projects within the pedagogic research cluster that I am involved in include; an evaluation of the expansive learning module in the new nursing curriculum; exploring the attainment gap between BAME and white British students; understanding support needs for students transitioning to higher education professional programmes.
Other areas of research include; an evaluation of a social work intervention for young people on the edge of care; depression and suicidal ideation in older people and; a systematic review of substance use in LGBT+ communities.View more publications