Sarah Galvani
Sarah Galvani
Professor of Adult Social Care
Manchester Metropolitan University
15 Videos
  • About Sarah

    Sarah Galvani is the Professor of Adult Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her passion for her work in substance use stemmed from her early practice experiences with homeless people in London and New York. This passion continued into her social work education and practice in spite of the disciplinary challenges this posed. These challenges provided the impetus for her work and research which seeks to improve social work and social care responses to substance use as well as a promoting a wider understanding of social harms of substance use.

    Sarah joined MMU in September 2014 following six years at the Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care (TGC) at the University of Bedfordshire. She remains a registered social worker, with a background in mental health, homelessness, and substance use in both the UK and USA. She has also worked for the probation service and with women experiencing domestic abuse, as well as voluntary work in palliative care, needle exchange programmes, with people with HIV/Aids, and in substance use services. As with many academics from applied professions, Sarah started her academic career late following the completion of her PhD on Women’s Perspectives: the Role of Alcohol in Violence to Women at University of Hull in 2003. Domestic and sexual violence, and its relationship with substance use, remain a second area of passion and expertise.

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Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.

Lifeline Project: In 1971 the Lifeline Project opened a day centre for drug users in Manchester. Since its foundation Lifeline has grown and developed, and now works in a diverse range of settings across the UK. Our purpose is to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among those persons affected by addiction to drugs of any kind, and to educate the public on matters relating to drug misuse.