CODEMISUSED Project Objectives

About the CODEMISUSED project

This 48 month project is supported by an Expert Advisory Panel with representatives of the European Medicines Agency, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa and Royal Pharmaceutical Society UK.

The CODEMISUSED team

Dr Andreas Kimergård

Principal Research Fellow

Dr Andreas Kimergård

Principal Research Fellow

Dr Andreas Kimergård is a Principal Research Fellow at King’s College London, Department of Addictions, with a research background in public health. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, as a Visiting Lecturer.

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Dr Marie Claire Van Hout

Principal Investigator

Dr Marie Claire Van Hout

Principal Investigator

Dr Marie Claire Van Hout PhD, M.Sc Addiction (International Programme in Addiction Studies), M.Sc Health Promotion. Lecturer, Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, School of Health Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland http://www.wit.ie/about_wit/contact_us/staff_directory/marie-claire-van-hout Dr. Marie Claire Van Hout coordinates ENCePP registered Substance Misuse Research at WIT with studies registered on the European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). She is an Associate Member of staff at the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council (MRC), and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moore’s University, UK. She has consulted for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), European Research Executive Agency (REA-EC) on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions "RISE" (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) panel, and for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as Independent Project Evaluator. She is currently Editor in Chief of the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.

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Professor Charles Parry

Director of the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit

Professor Charles Parry

Director of the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit

Professor Charles Parry is the Director of the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council. He was educated in South Africa and the USA in mathematical statistics and psychology and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Services Research at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic in Pittsburgh, USA on 1989-1990. Since 2007 has been an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University. He is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Clinical and Research Psychologist. In 2006 he was appointed to the WHO Expert Panel on Drug Dependence and Alcohol Problems and in 2010 was appointed to the technical advisory group of the UNODC/WHO joint programme on drug dependence, treatment and care, and the board of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance.

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Pádraig McGuinness

Pharmacy Services Manager at the CARA Pharmacy Group

Pádraig McGuinness

Pharmacy Services Manager at the CARA Pharmacy Group

Pádraig McGuinness is the Pharmacy Services Manager at the CARA Pharmacy Group. A registered and practicing pharmacist in Ireland and Northern Ireland, he also has experience in academia as a teacher practitioner at the University of Brighton. He has held various pharmacy management roles both in the UK and Ireland. He has a keen interest in continuous professional education and opportunities for pharmacists and often gives training to the groups 20 strong team of pharmacists. He is based in the group’s head office in Ballyshannon in Donegal. E: padraig@carapharmacy.com

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Professor Ian Norman

Deputy Head of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing

Professor Ian Norman

Deputy Head of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing

Professor Ian Norman is the Deputy Head of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London, UK and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Studies. He is a qualified mental health nurse, general nurse and learning disability nurse and social worker and holds an honorary appointment as a Cognitive Behavioural Nurse Psychotherapist at the Maudsley Hospital, London UK where he works with patients suffering from complex mental health problems. Professor Norman’s research programme is concerned primarily with the study of workforce related and education and training initiatives for improving the delivery of health and social care and the outcome of these initiatives for patients, staff, and services and also the development and evaluation of psychological interventions to support people with mental health problems. Professor Norman was awarded a Fellowship of the UK Royal College of Nursing in 2009 and a Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the development of mental health nursing and to nursing scholarship. He is also a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science.

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Professor John Wells

Head of the School of Health Sciences at Waterford Institute of Technology

Professor John Wells

Head of the School of Health Sciences at Waterford Institute of Technology

Professor John Wells is head of the School of Health Sciences at Waterford Institute of Technology and is a qualified mental health nurse and teacher. His principal areas of expertise lie in the impact and interpretation of national and local policy on and by clinicians and the translation of policy into clinical work. He has held a number of major EU grants over the last 10 years, principally relating to the consequences and management of work related stress amongst health and social care workers. In addition to his research on work related stress, Professor Wells has conducted studies on the attitudes of nurses to prescribing in Ireland and the impact of quality initiatives (QI) on clinical practice and clinical engagement.

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Dr Michelle Foley

Researcher in the School of Health Sciences, WIT

Dr Michelle Foley

Researcher in the School of Health Sciences, WIT

Dr Michelle Foley works as a researcher in the School of Health Sciences, WIT. She has a BSc.(Hons) in Applied Chemistry, Postgraduate Certificate in Epidemiology, and MSc. in Medical Science, and her PhD examining GPs' perspectives on Sickness Certification in Ireland was awarded by the School of Medicine at Manchester University. She has worked with Dr Van Hout on the International collaborative study of ADHD incidence in addiction treatment with the ICASA network, and has published with Dr Van Hout in the area of ADHD comorbidity, drug education and survey validity. Her particular expertise is in quantitative research design and analysis. Michelle is currently working as a senior researcher on the CODEMISUSED project and is seconded to Weldricks pharmacy in the UK for a 21month period.

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Margaret Walsh

Project Manager

Margaret Walsh

Project Manager

As Project Manager of the EU-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions-Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) CODEMISUSED project, Margaret is responsible for managing this portfolio of research with a value of €2.04m and a consortium of 28 researchers across Ireland, the UK and South Africa. She holds a Master of Business Degree (MBS Hons) specialising in Marketing; and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA Hons) specialising in Marketing and Applied Languages (French major). Margaret is currently completing her PhD in strategic innovation management. Since 2007, Margaret has worked on numerous European-funded international cross border, intersectoral projects in WIT. She is a graduate member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII Grad).

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Eileen Rich

South African Medical Research Council’s Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Research Unit

Eileen Rich

South African Medical Research Council’s Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Research Unit

Eileen Rich has a Masters degree in Research Psychology and is currently employed by the South African Medical Research Council’s Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Research Unit (Pretoria). She has been involved with a variety of research projects, the most recent being an HIV Prevention Intervention study based in bars and shebeens in rural areas in North West Province.

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Richard Wells

Superintendent Pharmacist of H I Weldrick Ltd

Richard Wells

Superintendent Pharmacist of H I Weldrick Ltd

Richard Wells Superintendent Pharmacist of H I Weldrick Ltd. Graduated from Leicester School of Pharmacy in 1981, joined Weldricks in 1993 and became Superintendent in 1999. Richard is also Chair of Doncaster Local Pharmaceutical committee.

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Siphokazi Dada

Scientist in the Medical Research Council’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Research Unit

Siphokazi Dada

Scientist in the Medical Research Council’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Research Unit

Ms Siphokazi Dada is a Scientist in the Medical Research Council’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Research Unit. She has a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of the Western Cape and a Master of Public Health Degree (MPH) from the University of London. Before joining ADARU, she worked as an Intern at MRC’s Gender and Health Unit. She manages the South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use, a drug trends monitoring system operational throughout South Africa’s nine provinces. She coordinates data collection for the SACENDU project in Cape Town and other sites, assists with data analysis and report preparation for this project. She also participates in other epidemiological research being conducted in the unit, including the CODEMISUSED project

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Soekie Senekal

Administrator for the Codemisused Project

Soekie Senekal

Administrator for the Codemisused Project

Ms Soekie Senekal is the key Administrator for the CODEMISUSED Project at The Local Choice Pharmacy in South Africa. Soekie has a Diploma in Graphics Design and Computerised Accounting. Soekie will also second with the CODEMISUSED Project in South Africa assisting in the research of Codeine Misuse.

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Dr Tara Carney

Senior scientist

Dr Tara Carney

Senior scientist

Dr Tara Carney is employed as a senior scientist and holds a MA in psychological research from the University from Cape Town. Her primary role is to provide research support for substance abuse projects in the prevention area, specifically the Centre of Disease Control's project on drugs and HIV in southern Africa. She also acts as project manager on additional projects in the unit. Her research interests include harm reduction and injection drug use, as well as intervention work in general and specifically aimed at adolescents who engage in substance use and delinquent behaviour. Her PhD was awarded by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town on this topic. She is project lead on two work packages for the CODEMISUSED project, namely WP4 (pharmacist survey) and WP6 (customer survey) as well as deputy lead on WP3 (medical professionals).

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Dr Michael Bergin

PhD, MMedSc, BSc (Hons), RPN, RGN

Dr Michael Bergin

PhD, MMedSc, BSc (Hons), RPN, RGN

Dr Michael Bergin is a lecturer in Nursing at the Department of Nursing, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. He completed his PhD at the University of Lincoln, UK. The title of his thesis is ‘Realist Social Theory, Gender Awareness and Irish Mental Health Care - An Exploratory Analysis. He previously worked as a clinical psychiatric nurse in the Kilkenny/Carlow Mental Health Services, Ireland. His research interests are in the areas of gender and mental health care provision; nurse prescribing; work related stress; codeine use, misuse and dependence and epilepsy care.

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Anna Izabela Rapca

Community Pharmacist

Anna Izabela Rapca

Community Pharmacist

Anna Izabela Rapca MRPharmS, Community Pharmacist with an interest in Substance Misuse. Early Stage Researcher in CODEMISUSED project.

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Dr Paolo Deluca

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Paolo Deluca

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Paolo Deluca is a Senior Research Fellow in addictive behaviour, with a background in cognitive and developmental psychology, and more than fifteen years experience in the addiction field. He was the programme manager of the Department of Health funded National Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Research Programme for Sensible drinking (SIPS). He is currently the programme manager of the NIHR funded programme grant “Developing and evaluating interventions for adolescent alcohol use disorders presenting through emergency departments” (SIPS jr) and deputy lead for the South London NIHR CLAHRC Alcohol Theme. He was also involved with the EU funded AMPHORA project on Early diagnosis and treatment, the ODHIN project on Optimizing delivery of health care interventions and the MRC funded pilot study of Assertive Community Treatment in Alcohol Dependence (ACTAD). He was lead researcher and co-principal investigator on the EU funded Psychonaut 2002 and Psychonaut EWS projects on illicit drug information and availability of “legal highs” on the Internet which have developed a web monitoring system for novel psychoactive substances (NPS). Recently, he has been awarded grants from the EU which look at the Internet and other ICTs to deliver prevention services addressing the use of novel compounds in vulnerable individuals (ReDNet, 2010-2012), and the marketing of legal highs (ALICE RAP, 2011-2016). He has particular expertise in conducting and evaluating health service and public health research. He also has a specific interest in Information Technologies and their roles on substance misuse prevention and treatment (eHealth). Paolo Deluca has also extensive expertise on national and international clinical trial management, intervention development, delivery and evaluation.

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Richard Harris

MSc, MRPharmS(Ind.Presc.)

Richard Harris

MSc, MRPharmS(Ind.Presc.)

Richard is currently Professional Development Pharmacist for H.I.Weldrick Ltd, a medium sized chain of pharmacies based in South Yorkshire. His role is to develop professional services and input into training and education. To compliment the position he also holds a number of other posts including Treasurer of Doncaster Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Practice Pharmacist at Oakwood Surgery, Doncaster. Until recently he held the position of Pharmacy Lead for the Primary Care Research Network – East Midlands and South Yorkshire and is currently championing the cause of pharmacy following the reconfiguration of the NIHR networks. Richard has recently been appointed to the South Yorkshire Pharmacy Local Professional Network, where he is lead for Education, Training and Research

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Christine Mburu

Pharmacist at The Local Choice Pharmacy, Early Stage Researcher CODEMISUSED

Christine Mburu

Pharmacist at The Local Choice Pharmacy, Early Stage Researcher CODEMISUSED

Ms Christine Mburu, originally from Kenya, is a pharmacist at The Local Choice pharmacy. She is a Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. As an Early Stage Researcher within the CODEMISUSED project, Christine is serving a ten month secondment, jointly at King's College London (KCL) for 5.5 months and subsequently 4.5 months at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

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