Mrs Hazel Booth

Research Fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences Stirling

Mrs Hazel Booth

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About me

About me

In March 2021 I became the part-time research coordinator of the Drugs Research Network Scotland based at the University of Stirling. At the point I joined, the Network had generated £3.61 million investment in collaborative, cross-agency Scottish drugs research. My involvement with the Network reflects my experience working with people who use/d drugs and as a research assistant working in this field.

Alongside, from 2017-2021, I worked on my ESRC-funded PhD which explored at how self-management was understood in mental health policy and practice.

My research interests include mental wellbeing, self-management of long term conditions, policy-making, peer research and co-production of knowledge. They are a result of my dual identity as a registered mental health nurse who has lived experience of poor mental wellbeing.

Other Project

Understanding The Impacts Of Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks On People Who Use Drugs: A Systematic Review To Inform Practice And Drug Policy Responses To COVID-19
University of Dundee

Co-investigator on study funded by Scottish Government (DDTFRF03). Principal investigator Dr Alison Munro @ University of Dundee. Output realised in journal paper of the same name.


Research (1)

Research interests include: Policy and practice relating to drug use Mental health Self-management of long term conditions Policy-making Peer research Co-production

Projects

Drugs Research Network Scotland Phase 2
PI: Professor Tessa Parkes
Funded by: Scottish Funding Council

Outputs (5)

Outputs

Article

Parkes T, Carver H, Masterton W, Booth H, Ball L, Murdoch H, Falzon D, Pauly BM & Matheson C (2021) Exploring the Potential of Implementing Managed Alcohol Programmes to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Infection and Transmission, and Wider Harms, for People Experiencing Alcohol Dependency and Homelessness in Scotland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (23), Art. No.: 12523. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312523

Project Report

Parkes T, Carver H, Matheson C, Pauly B, McCulloch P, Browne T, Masterton W & Booth H (2021) Managed alcohol programmes: Scoping the potential of a novel intervention to help prevent infection (COVID-19) for people experiencing alcohol dependency and homelessness - Staff [COVID-19 MAPs Study Briefing - Staff]. Chief Scientist Office. University of Stirling.

Project Report

Parkes T, Carver H, Matheson C, Pauly B, McCulloch P, Browne T, Masterton W & Booth H (2021) Managed alcohol programmes: Scoping the potential of a novel intervention to help prevent infection (COVID-19) for people experiencing alcohol dependency and homelessness - Clients [COVID-19 MAPs Study Briefing - Clients]. Chief Scientist Office. University of Stirling.

Article

Munro A, Booth H, Gray NM, Love J, Mohan ARM, Tang J & Macgillivray S (2021) Understanding the impacts of novel coronavirus outbreaks on people who use drugs: A systematic review to inform practice and drug policy responses to COVID-19. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (16), Art. No.: 8470. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168470