Dr Paul Toner is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is currently a Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Griffith Edwards Academic Fellow (2015-19) developing alcohol screening and assessment measures for young people and has worked in the addictions field for several years.
Paul was a Research Fellow (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Health Sciences until August 2018. Previously he was a co-investigator on an NIHR HTA funded project - Adaptation and feasibility study of a family and social network intervention for young people who misuse alcohol and drugs - with colleagues from the University of Birmingham and on an Alcohol Research UK funded study - A national study of acute care alcohol health workers.
Other examples of addiction-related projects he has worked on include: a mixed methods evaluation of the national Alcohol Improvement Programme commissioned by the Department of Health through the NIHR Policy Research Programme; ESRC funded research on developing a new social support measure for the family members of problem substance users; a review of the Bristol Maternity Drug Service; and an evaluation of the pilot Family Alcohol Service, London.
Paul's research interests are in addiction and mental health research; mixed methodology; psychometrics and psychological approaches to assessment and intervention.