Ian Hamilton
Lecturer in Mental Health

Profile

Biography

Ian is a lecturer in mental health in the Department of Health Sciences, with an 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. He joined the Department in 2004 as a lecturer. His interest in this client group has continued through his work with teams which come into contact with such clients, and also facilitating sessions in this area.

Qualifications

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

 

Departmental roles

  • Deputy Chair SSPRD Committee
  • Deputy lead for Masters in Nursing programme

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Complex Mental Health Needs
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Working with people who have drug and alcohol problems

Postgraduate

Other teaching

  • Hull York Medical School – addiction and motivational interviewing.

Research

Overview

Ian's research interests are primarily in dual diagnosis and the relationship between mental health and substance use.

Research group(s)

Publications

Selected publications

 2017 

2016

2015

2014

  • Hamilton, I. Redfern, S. (2014) Alcohol misuse and young people: the long term impact on health. Nursing in Practice, 81.
  • Hamilton, I. Watson, J. (2014) Managing substance use in the practice. Practice Nursing, 25,10,480-485.
  • Hamilton, I. (2014) The 10 most important debates surrounding Dual Diagnosis. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, Volume 7, Issue 3.
  • Hamilton, I. (2014) Back to the 70s?  Advances in Dual Diagnosis. Volume 7, Issue 2, 1-3.
  • Hamilton, I. Lloyd, C. Monaghan, M. Paton, K. (2014) The emerging cannabis treatment population. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 14,3.
  • Hamilton, I. LLoyd, C. Hewitt, C. Godfrey, C. (2014) Effect of reclassification of cannabis on hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis: A time series analysis. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25,1,151-156.

1995 - 2013

  • Hamilton, I. Campbell, A. (2013) Antenatal co-morbidity of mental health and substance use: Assessment and engagement. British Journal of Midwifery,21,11,768-773.
  • Hamilton, I (2013) The Cannabis Class. Significance, Royal Statistical Society,10,5,16-19.
  • Hamilton, I. Pringle, R. (2013) Drug interactions and dual diagnosis. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, Volume 6, Issue 3.
  • Hamilton, I. (2013) There's still too much haze around cannabis psychosis. The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/theres-still-too-much-haze-around-cannabis-psychosis-18386
  • Hamilton, I. Baker, S. (2013) Nurses' role in tackling problematic alcohol use. Journal of Practice Nursing, 24, 7, 351-355.
  • Hamilton I, Lloyd C, Phillips A (2012) Substance use & Diabetes: Practical Solutions in Diabetes Evidence Based Management Series 41, Practice Nursing, 23, 3, 82-87.
  • Walls, R. Hamilton, I. (2012) Assessment of Deaf dually diagnosed clients. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 5, 1,32-38. 
  • Hamilton, I. (2010) Ensuring integrated treatment for people with mental health and substance use problems. Nursing Times: 106,11, 12-15.
  • Hamilton, I. (2009) Substance use 1: background, risks and effects of commonly used drugs, and current issues. Nursing Times; 105: 26, 16 - 18.
  • Hamilton, I.(2009) Substance use 2: nursing assessment, management and types of intervention. Nursing Times; 105: 27.
  • Hamilton, I. (2009) Does guidance on needle exchange go far enough ? Nursing Times; 105 (9), 11.
  • Dual Diagnosis Good Practice Handbook, (2007). London, Turning Point.
  • Closing the Gap: Dual Diagnosis Framework (2006). D.O.H. / C.S.I.P.
  • Hamilton I. (2000) Dangerous drug interactions. Nursing Times; 96 (46) :41.
  • White K, Roy D, Hamilton I. (1997) Community Mental Health Services, ABC of Mental Health: Community Mental Health Services. British Medical Journal, 314: 1817.
  • White K, Roy D, Hamilton I. (1997) Community Mental Health Services, ABC of Mental Health: Community Mental Health Services. BMJ Books, London.
  • Hamilton I, Roy D (1995) The Care Programme Approach at work in Mental Health. Nursing Times (91): 51: 35-37.

External activities

Memberships

  • External examiner for Kings College London
  • Grants Advisory Panel for Alcohol Research UK

Editorial duties

  • Editorial Board of Advances in Dual Diagnosis
  • Editorial Board Journal of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy

Invited talks and conferences

  • Pathfinder Mental Health Conference, York 2017 - Evidence based educational interventions for schools.
  • World Association on Dual Disorders, Madrid 2017 - Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists, psychosis and gender.
  • European Risk Research Conference, York 2016 - 'Craving certainty - Cannabis Psychosis'
  • European network of health care organisations, York 2016 - 'Use of adult mental illness beds across Europe' Asklepios - http://www.foundationasklepios.eu/ 
  • European Congress of Psychiatry, Madrid 2016 - 'Cannabis psychosis, does gender matter?'
  • IV International Congress of Dual Disorders, Barcelona 2015
    • Presentation: 'Sexual dysfunction as a side effect of psychotropic medicines for people with dual disorders.'
    • Presentation: 'Establishing and maintaining a local dual diagnosis network.'
  • Presentation to III International Congress on Dual Disorders, Barcelona 2013.
  • Presentation to European Society of Criminology Budapest 2013: 'Have UK politicians contributed to hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis?'
  • Presentations to national conferences for Turning Point and Compass on the subject of Dual Diagnosis.
  • Presentation to Dual Disorders conference Barcelona 2011.

Contact details

Ian Hamilton
Lecturer in Mental Health

Tel: 01904 321673

@ian_hamilton_