Lecturer in Mental Health, University of York

Ian is a lecturer in mental health and addiction in the Department of Health Sciences, with a particular interest in the relationship between substance use and mental health (Dual Diagnosis).

Ian trained and worked as a mental health nurse in South London, working with people who had a severe mental health problem and used drugs or alcohol problematically.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Mental Health, The University of York

Publications

  • 2017
    Healthcare professionals need more guidance to reduce the risk of cannabis related health problems, BMJ
  • 2017
    Cannabis, psychosis and schizophrenia: unravelling a complex interaction, Journal of Addiction
  • 2016
    Guidance is needed on synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists and cannabis., BMJ
  • 2016
    A national prescription drug line could help assess the non-medical use of prescription drugs., BMJ
  • 2016
    Cannabis matters? Treatment responses to increasing cannabis presentations in addiction services in England., Drugs Education Prevention and Policy
  • 2016
    Could campaigns like Dry January do more harm than good ?, BMJ
  • 2016
    Rebranding schizophrenia is unlikely to reduce stigma., BMJ
  • 2016
    The need for health warnings about cannabis and psychosis., The Lancet Psychiatry
  • 2015
    Cannabis psychosis, gender matters., Advances in Dual Diagnosis
  • 2015
    The impact of assertive outreach teams on hospital admissions for psychosis, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursiing
  • 2015
    Psychotropic induced sexual dysfunction for people with a dual diagnosis., Advances in Dual Diagnosis
  • 2014
    The emerging cannabis treatment population, Drugs and Alcohol Today
  • 2014
    The 10 most important debates surrounding Dual Diagnosis, Advances in Dual Diagnosis
  • 2013
    Drug interactions and dual diagnosis, Advances in Dual Diagnosis
  • 2013
    Effect of reclassification of cannabis on hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis: A time series analysis., International Journal of Drug Policy

Professional Memberships

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Society for the study of addiction