Nick Heather
Nick Heather
Emeritus Professor of Alcohol & Other Drugs Studies
Northumbria University
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  • About Nick

    After working for ten years as a clinical psychologist in the UK National Health Service, in 1979 Nick Heather developed and led the Addictive Behaviours Research Group at the University of Dundee. In 1987 he became founding Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He returned to the UK at the beginning of 1994 to take up a post as Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Newcastle City Health NHS Trust and as Director of the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Studies in Newcastle. Nick retired from salaried work in 2003 and is now Emeritus Professor of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies in the Division of Psychology at Northumbria University. He has published many scientific articles, books, book chapters and other publications, mostly in the area of addictions and with an emphasis on the treatment of alcohol problems.

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