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.
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)
Annand, Fizz and Duke, Karen L. and Herring, Rachel and Syreti, Nikoleta and Thom, Betsy and Tzimopoulou, Kalliopi (2019) Drug education in schools: the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs programme. Project Report. Middlesex University.
Hafford-Letchfield, Trish and Thom, Betsy and Herring, Rachel and Bayley, Mariana (2019) Delivering information and brief advice on alcohol (IBA) in social work and social care settings: an exploratory study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy , 26 (1). pp. 40-49. ISSN 0968-7637
Hafford-Letchfield, Trish and Thom, Betsy and Herring, Rachel (2018) Community based care for older people with alcohol-related harm: findings from a consultation workshop with practitioners in social work and social care: Report to Alcohol Research UK. Project Report. Alcohol Research UK, London.
Prevention lead, Scottish Drug Research Network
Member of IARD research advisory group