Addiction Research Group

Leading high quality research evidence to support people affected by addiction

Addiction Research at UEA produces high quality multidisciplinary research evidence to impact upon people who are affected by addiction, including service users, carers, health professionals and policy makers. 

Our research emphasises responsiveness to social, cultural and pressing health needs, and supporting high risk or disadvantaged groups.

We lead large scale nationally and internationally funded research grants and collaborate on programmes of research, evaluations and health needs assessments.

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Our main research themes

  • Smoking cessation, tobacco control and electronic cigarettes
  • Opiate dependence
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Service evaluation and health needs assessments

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UEA Group members

External partners

  • Dr Hayley Pinto, Consultant, Change Grow Live
  • James Wade, Lead Advisor, Smoke Free Norfolk
  • Dr Christos Kouimtsidis, Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Lynne Dawkins, Associate Professor in Psychology, London South Bank University
  • Dr Ben Walden, Consultant Psychiatrist (Youth and Early Intervention), Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Sharon Cox, Senior Research Fellow, University College London
  • Professor Richard Holland, Leicester Medical School
  • Professor Marie Helweg-Larsen, Professor of Psychology, Dickinson College