UK Co-Investigators

Professor Jane Callaghan

Prof. Jane Callaghan is Director of the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection at the University of Stirling. In addition to The Relations Study, she is currently principal investigator for the ESRC funding project “Innovation for Children and Families Affected by Domestic Abuse (CAFADA)”. Her particular expertise is in children and young people’s experiences of domestic abuse, and she has also written widely about children and young people’s mental health, and issues relating to the intersections of gender, race and social class.

Dr Hannah Carver
Hannah Carver

Dr Hannah Carver is a Senior Lecturer in Substance Use in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling. She is a social scientist whose research focuses on drug and alcohol use, homelessness, marginalised populations, health inequalities, harm reduction and qualitative methodology. She is also interested in peer-delivered approaches and co-production methods.

Professor Amy Chandler
Amy Chandler

Amy Chandler is Professor of the Sociology of Health and Illness at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on embodiment, social practice, understanding and meaning in relation to health (especially mental health). Primarily, Amy works on self-harm and suicide, but since 2010 she has collaborated on a number of projects addressing parental substance use. She has a keen interest in qualitative and arts-based methodologies, as well as doing research that can challenge injustice and inequalities.

Dr Emily Finch
Emily Finch

Emily is Clininal Director (Southwark, Central Acute & Addictions Operational Directorate) and Clinical Director (Addictions Clinical Academic Group) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; she is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. As the Addictions Clinical Academic Group (CAG) Clinical Director, she has responsibility for Addiction services across Lambeth, Bexley, Greenwich and Wandsworth. She is currently clinical lead for the Alcohol Assertive Outreach Team, and is also responsible for quality for adult psychiatry service in Southwark and is a member of the Trust Quality Centre. She is currently on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and joint chair of the Recovery Committee.  Emily is the vice-chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Addictions Executive. She is a co-chair of the London Joint Working Group on Hepatitis C. In 2012 Emily chaired a joint RCGP RCPsych working group to develop a document defining competencies for doctors working in Addictions and has recently chaired the NICE quality standard drug use disorders topic expert group. From 2004 to 2007 Emily was the Clinical Team Leader at the National Treatment Agency (NTA) where she took a lead in the clinical aspects of national drug policy and in liaising between the NTA and the professionals working in the field. Emily teaches and lectures on all aspects of addiction and supervises PhD students.  She is an educational and clinical supervisor for psychiatric trainees. She is head of education and training for the Clinical Academic Group. Her research interests include the outcome of treatment for opiate users, hepatitis C and injectable prescribing. Emily is a Trustee of alcohol research UK and Gamcare.

Dr Emma Wincup
Emma Wincup

Emma Wincup is Research Manager (Qualitative) at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), a social change organisation working to solve poverty ( She is working on the Relations Study as an independent researcher. Prior to joining JRF in September 2019, Emma was Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Leeds (2005-2019), Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent (2000-2004) and Lecturer in Criminology at Cardiff University (1997-2000). Her wide-ranging research interests included drug policy-making, drug use among vulnerable groups and the resettlement of prisoners. She recently served as a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Recovery Committee to support their work on homelessness. Emma is currently a trustee of Progress to Change (, a Leeds-based charity which runs two approved premises on behalf of the National Probation Service.