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Professor of Substance Use and Inclusion Health, University of Stirling

Tessa Parkes is Professor of Substance Use and Inclusion Health in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling. She has worked in a variety of research and service provision roles across various sectors, disciplines and institutions in Scotland, England and Canada. Her current research projects involve a focus on substance use and intersecting health and mental health problems, harm reduction interventions, homelessness, wider social and health inequalities, and peer support. She also has an interest in prevention of substance use and mental health problems via nature based interventions and policy analyses.


  • –present
    Director of Research, University of Stirling