Now semi-retired, I have a long career behind me and have achieved a national and international reputation in the fields of addiction and community psychology.
MA (Natural Sciences/Psychology), Diploma in Clinical Psychology, PhD
Trained in clinical psychology and obtained PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, London; spent mid-career years in Exeter occupying a joint NHS/University post, including directing the Clinical Psychology programme; moved to Birmingham in 1993; after five years running the clinical psychology doctorate course, has concentrated on research since the late 1990s.
Addiction, including effects on the family; Gambling
2010 recipient of the E.M. Jellinek international award for excellence in the field of alcohol and other addictions
Many articles and 13 books, the latest of which are: Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus (Wiley, 2008) and An Unsafe Bet? The Dangerous Rise of Gambling and the Debate we should be having (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)