DRNS Conference 2018

On the 28th November, the DRNS were pleased to hold their sold-out conference titled ‘Maximising the impact of Scottish drugs research’. For information about the conference, please see our DRNS Conference delegate pack. The pack contains details of:

  • The conference programme;
  • Morning and afternoon workshops;
  • Speakers’ and workshop facilitators’  biographies;
  • Housekeeping information including travel, accessibility, and contacts;
  • The Society for the Study of Addiction, who supported the event.

Conference outputs

We are currently writing a summary report of the event which we will shortly be uploading to the website. In the meantime, we would like to thank our speakers and workshop facilitators for making their presentation slides available below:

Speaker slides

Research into policy: some examples of success (Alex Stevens)

Getting good ideas into practice: how is implementation science useful for service improvement? (Tracy Finch)

Getting published: A how-to guide (Betsy Thom)

Using non–academic methods in knowledge exchange (Harry Sumnall)

Workshop slides and resources

Democratising drugs research? Navigating the evidence and building on people’s experience to make it work for everyone (Jason Wallace, Gillian Tober, and Tessa Parkes)

Democratising drugs research? Navigating the evidence and building on people’s experience to make it work for everyone (Jason Wallace, Gillian Tober, and Tessa Parkes)

Preparing a strong grant application (Kate Hunt)

The power of large datasets and data linkage (Lee Barnsdale)

The power of large datasets and data linkage (Suhail Iqbal)

Research ethics and governance in drugs research (Anne Whittaker)

Communicating research effectively with policy makers (Carol Brown)

Communicating research effectively with policy makers (Carol Brown)

Research into policy and practice: Successful case studies from a clinical/practitioner perspective (Dave Liddell)

Research into policy and practice: Successful case studies from a clinical/practitioner perspective (Roy Robertson)