Social Science/ Health Policy/ Alcohol and Drugs
Head, Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
MA, BSc, PhD, Cert.Ed., Diploma in Public Health
Publications from 2010
Books / book chapters
Peer reviewed papers
Reports from 2015
English, French, German
Professor Thom led the development of a European Masters in Drug and Alcohol Studies funded by an Erasmus Life Long Learning curriculum development grant Oct 2007 - Sept 2010. She teaches on alcohol and drug use/ problem use and policy and supervises PhD students.
Duke, Karen L. and Kolind, Torsten (2020) Framing and reframing drug ‘problems’ in prison spaces and populations. In: Risk and substance use: framing dangerous people and dangerous places. MacGregor, Susanne and Thom, Betsy , eds. Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness . Routledge Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781138491243
Thom, Betsy and Herring, Rachel and Milne, Emma (2020) Drinking in pregnancy: shifting towards the 'precautionary' principle. In: Risk and substance use: framing dangerous people and dangerous places. MacGregor, Susanne and Thom, Betsy , eds. Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness . Routledge, pp. 66-87. ISBN 9781138491243
Herring, Rachel and Thom, Betsy and Duke, Karen L. (2020) Translation and transferability of approaches and intervention programmes: cross country report WP7. Project Report. Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Middlesex University.
Gleeson, Helen and Duke, Karen L. and Thom, Betsy (2019) Challenges to providing culturally sensitive drug interventions for black and Asian minority ethnic (BAME) groups within UK youth justice systems. Drugs and Alcohol Today , 19 (3). pp. 172-181. ISSN 1745-9265
Duke, Karen L. and Thom, Betsy and Gleeson, Helen (2019) Framing 'drug prevention' for young people in contact with the criminal justice system in England: views from practitioners in the field. Journal of Youth Studies . ISSN 1367-6261 (Published online first)
Prevention lead, Scottish Drug Research Network
Member of IARD research advisory group