Alison Clifton

Research Development Officer

Research Interests

My main research interests are:

  • Addiction
  • Drug use, treatment & service proivision
  • Benzodiapepine use
  • Over the counter drug misuse
  • Recovery & abstinence from addiction
  • Drug related deaths
  • Alcohol related deaths
  • Non fatal & fatal overdose
  • Alcohol & substance use
  • Drug & Alcohol related issues
  • Crime, gambling and substance use
  • Children of substance using parents
  • Vulnerability & resilience
  • Prisons & resettlement
  • Service evaluation (private, pubilic & third sector)

Gambling harm and crime careers
May-Chahal, C.A., Humphreys, L.N., Clifton, A.K., Francis, B.J., Reith, G. 03/2017 In: Journal of Gambling Studies. 33, 1, p. 65-84. 20 p.
Journal article

Promoting an Evidence-Informed Approach to Addressing Problem Gambling in UK Prison Populations
May-Chahal, C., Wilson, A., Humphreys, L., Anderson, J. 09/2012 In: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 51, 4, p. 372–386. 15 p.
Journal article

Alcohol and older people
Simmill-Binning, C., Paylor, I., Clifton, A. 2009 In: Drugs and Alcohol Today. 9, 2, p. 13-18. 6 p.
Journal article

A project description of Outlook
Clifton, A., Paylor, I. 2007 In: Drugs and Alcohol Today. 7, 4, p. 40-42. 3 p.
Journal article

Daring to damage: an investigation of young people’s motivations to commit acts of criminal damage in the North West of England. A report for Lancashire’s Strategic Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership
Simmill-Binning, C., Pearson, J., Norris, A., Clifton, A., Anderson, J., Paylor, I. 2007 Lancashire’s Strategic Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.
Commissioned report