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Dr Michelle Addison

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

Michelle's research is broadly concerned with a long-term vision of social justice for those facing the greatest social and health disadvantages in society. Michelle is interested in exploring social harms, stigma and health inequalities arising out of, and linked to, social and gender inequality, marginalisation, crime and ‘risky’ behaviours like illicit substance use.

She is currently grant holder of an award from The Wellcome Trust exploring health inequalities amongst illicit substance users. Michelle has worked extensively with marginalised communities and practitioners in exploring experiences of inequality, gender, crime and impacts on health and wellbeing.

Michelle has published widely including books, book chapters, and in peer reviewed journals such as Addiction; Drugs, Education, Prevention and Policy (DEPP); Journal of Public Health; Alcohol and Alcoholism; British Medical Journal Online, Sociological Research Online.

Michelle is joint Programme Lead for Northumbria Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), and teaches across a number of undergraduate modules in the Department of Social Sciences. She supervises dissertation students and welcomes contact from anyone interested in pursuing a masters or PhD in a related area to her research interests. 

 

Qualifications

Social Sciences (BA Hons) Durham University

Sociology and Social Research (MA Hons) Newcastle University, 1st Class

PhD Sociology, Newcastle University

FHEA 

Research themes and Scholarly Interests

Michelle would be very interested in developing research connected to aspects of stigma, intersectionality, gender, social and health inequalities, marginalisation or policing.  

Before joining Northumbria University, Michelle was lead researcher of ACCEPT – ‘A pilot feasibility randomized control trial of alcohol screening and brief intervention in the police custody setting’. This study was funded by the School for Public Health NIHR and utilised 6 police custody sites across two locations. It also involved follow up in HM prisons across the north east. Michelle was also part of a team exploring the Impact of Universal Credit (UC) on Wellbeing and Health in the north east alongside Dr Suzanne Moffatt (PI – Newcastle University) and Dr Mandy Cheetham (fuse, Teesside University). This study looked at social exclusion, access to welfare, and mental and physical wellbeing. It has received media coverage in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/15/exclusive-new-study-links-universal-credit-to-increased-suicide-risk and has been presented to parliament in The House of Lords (Jan 2019) and the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, 2018. Michelle was co-Principal Investigator of the N8 Policing Research Partnership funded qualitative study: 'Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences for police practitioners and substance users in the North East of England'. This study has been published in a special issue of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, and has been consulted by the Home Office and included as evidence in the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: Call for Evidence - Custody-Community Transitions, ACMD 2018.

 

 

Successful Funding

Alderson, H. McGovern, R. Kaner, E. Smart, D. Hackett, S. McGovern, W. Addison, M. Cooling, V. Dutson, Y. Routledge, G. Kelly, L. (2020) PROTECT COVID 19: Exploring lived experiences of the impact of intimate partner violence and abuse on children, affected family members and perpetrators during the COVID- 19 global pandemic, N8 Policing Research Partnership

Addison, M.; Taylor, Y.; and Breeze, M(2019) ESRC Festival of Ideas Network Event, Economic and Social Research Council

Addison, M. and Stephens-Griffin, N. (2019) The impact of Imposter Syndrome on students’ learning experience at Northumbria University: A qualitative pilot study, Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund 

Addison, M. (2019) ‘A pilot study exploring health inequalities amongst illicit substance users’, The Wellcome Trust

Stockdale, K., Kaner, E., Addison, M. (2018-2019) Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences within a prison setting, York St John University

Bambra C, Kaner E, Whitehead M, Salway S, Addison M, Moffatt S, Carr S, Powell K, Barr B, Holland P, Taylor-Robinson D, Popay J, Hatton C, Orton L, Collins M, Johnson P. (2017) Equal North 2: Taking forward the Due North research agenda

McGovern, R (PI); Kaner, E.; Gilvarry, E.; Lingham, R.; Addison, M.; Geijer-Simpson; Alderson, H,; Minos, D. (2016) 'Addressing the impact of parental substance misuse on children', Public Health England

Kaner E and Addison M. (co-PIs); Hogan, L.; McGovern R.; Crowe L.; McGovern, W.; McKinnon I. (2016) Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences for police practitioners and substance users in the North East of England. N8 Policing Research Partnership

Addison, M. (2014) Knowing how to ‘play the game’ at work: A study of class, gender and emotion work in Higher Education, PhD, ESRC 

 

Esteem Factors

Peer Reviewer: Research for Patient Benefit Social Care Competition, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), 2019

Commissioning Panel member for the Policy Research Programme (PRP), Department of Health and Social Care, 2018 - 2019

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Associate Member of Fuse (The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health)

Mentor for The Girl's Network 

Publications

 Books 

  • Addison, M., McGovern, R. and McGovern, W. (2021 contracted) Drugs, Identity and Stigma, Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
     
  • Addison, M. (2016) Social Games and Identity in the Higher Education Workplace: Playing with Gender, Class and Emotion, Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan

Nominated for 3 book prizes: ‘Feminist and Women’s Studies Association book prize 2017’; ‘The Thinking Allowed Award for Ethnography 2017’ at the BBC; and the ‘Society for Educational Studies Book Prize 2017’. Time Higher Education list of Books of the Year 2017

  • Taylor, Y. and Addison, M. (eds.) (2013) ‘Queer Presences and Absences’ Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Addison, M., Breeze, M. and Taylor, Y. (eds.)(2020) ‘Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education Handbook’, Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan

 

 Journals

  • Addison, M.; Kaner, E.; Spencer, L.; McGovern, W.; McGovern, R.; O'Donnell, A. (2020) Exploring Pathways into and out of Amphetamine Type Stimulant Use at Critical Turning Points: A Qualitative Study, Health Sociology Review
  • McGovern, R.; Crowe, L.; Addison, M.; Coulton, S.; Hickman, M; Kidger, J.; McColl, E.; Newbury-Birch, D.; Kaner, E. (2019 eprint ahead of publication) Containment and care? A qualitative interview study exploring police custody staff views about delivering brief alcohol Interventions to heavy drinking arrestees, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
  • Rosenkranz, M.; O'Donnell, A.; Verthein, U.; Zurhold, H.; Addison, M. et, al. (2019 eprint ahead of publication) Understanding Pathways to Stimulant Use: A Mixed methods examination of the individual, social, cultural factors shaping illicit stimulant use across Europe, British Medical Journal Open
  • Cheetham, M.; Moffatt, S.; Addison, M.; Wiseman, A.; (2019 eprint ahead of publication) The impact of Universal Credit in North East England: A qualitative study of claimants and support staff, British Medical Journal Open 
  • O'Donnell, A.; Addison, M.; Spencer, L.; Zurhold, H.; Rosenkranz, M.; McGovern, R.; Gilvarry, E.; Martens, M; Verthein, U.; Kaner, E. (2018) Which individual, social and environmental influences shape different pathways of amphetamine type stimulant use over the life course? A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature, Addiction, 114(1), pp: 24-47
  • Addison, M.; Kaner, E.; Johnstone, P.; Hillier-Brown, F.; Moffatt, S.; Russell, S. Barr, B.; Holland, P.; Salway, S.; Whitehead, M.; and Bambra, C.(2018) Equal North: How can we reduce health inequalities in the North of England? A prioritisation exercise with researchers, policymakers and practitioners, Journal of Public Health, fdy170
  • Addison, M.; Brown H; Brennan, A.; Coulton, S.; Crowe L.; Gilvarry E.; Hickman H.; McColl E.; McGovern R.; Muirhead C.; Newbury-Birch, D.; Kaner E. (2018) ACCEPT: A pilot feasibility trial of alcohol screening and brief intervention in the police custody suite setting, Alcohol and Alcoholism, 1;53(5):548-559.
  • McGovern R, Gilvarry E, Addison M, Alderson H, Carr L, Geijer-Simpson E, Hrisos N, Lingam R, Minos D, Smart D, and Kaner, E (2018) The association between adverse child health, psychological, educational and social outcomes, and nondependent parental substance: A rapid evidence assessment, Trauma, violence and abuse, 1-14
  • Addison, M.; Stockdale, K.; McGovern, R.; McGovern, W.; McKinnon, I.Crowe, L.; Hogan, L.; and Kaner, E. (2017) Exploring the intersections between Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and other substance use in a police custody suite setting in the North East of England, Special issue of Drugs, Education, Prevention and Policy, ISSN: 0968-7637 p: 313-319
  • McGovern R, Addison M, Newham JJ, Hickman M, Kaner EFS (2017) Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for reducing parental substance misuse (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD012823, DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012823.
  • Addison, M. (2017) ‘Overcoming Arlie Hochschild’s concepts of the ‘real’ and ‘false’ self by drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of habitus’ Emotion, Space and Society, 23, 9-15
  • Addison, M. and Mountford, V. (2015) ‘Talking the talk and fitting in: Troubling the practices of speaking what you are worth in Higher Education in the UK’ in Sociological Research Online 20(2), 4.
  • Taylor, Y. and Addison, M. (2011) Placing Research: 'City Publics' and the 'Public Sociologist' Sociological Research online. 16(4)
  • Taylor, Y. and Addison, M. (2009) ‘(Re)constituting the past, (re)branding the present and (re)imagining the future: women’s spatial negotiation of gender and class’ in Journal of Youth Studies 12(5), pp. 563-78
  • Addison, M. And Roy, S. (eds.) (2011) ‘Introduction Special Issue FWSA Essay Competition 2011’, Special Issue: Journal of International Women’s Studies, 12(2)
  • Taylor, Y. and Addison, M. (eds.) (2009) ‘Introduction Special Issue FWSA Essay Competition 2009’, Special Issue: Journal of International Women’s Studies 11(3)

Published abstracts

  • O’Donnell, A. Addison, M. Spencer L. Zurhold, H. Rosenkranz, M. McGovern, R. Gilvarry, E. Martens, S, M. Verthein, U. Kaner, E. (2017) A systematic review of qualitative research on the factors shaping amphetamine type stimulant use over the life course, (published abstract) The Lancet, Volume 390, Special Issue, S64 [http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32999-9/fulltext]
  • Crowe, L.; Addison, M.; Vaittinen, A. (2016), ‘Lay views of termination of pregnancy for non-lethal fetal anomaly: Acceptable termination through stigmatising the mother.’ (Published abstract)In: British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) 18th Annual Conference 2016. Birmingham, UK: Special Issue: 123( S1): 1-119
  • Addison, M. (2015) Doing Emotion Work and Presentational Self-Control at Work: What Impact is this having on Employees? (Published Abstract) BSA Annual Conference 2015, Societies in Transition: Progression or Regression? ISBN 10: 0904569446

Book chapters

  • Taylor Y. and Addison M. (2014) 'Placing Research: City Publics and the Public Sociologist' in Taylor, Y. (ed.) 'The Entrepreneurial University. Public Engagements, Intersecting Impacts', Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 242-260
  • Addison, M. (2012) ‘‘Knowing your way within and across classed spaces: The (re)making and (un)doing of identities of value within Higher Education in the UK’ in Y. Taylor (ed.) Educational Diversity: the subject of difference and different subjects,  Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Taylor, Y. and Addison, M. (2010) (Re)constituting the past, (re)branding the present and (re)imagining the future: women’s spatial negotiation of gender and class in R. Macdonald, T. Shildrick and S. Blackman (eds.) Young People, Class and Place. London and New York: Routledge
  • Addison, M. (2011) ‘Unpaid Labor’ in Strange, Z.; Strange, M.; Oyster, K. C. and Sloan, J. E. (eds.) in The Multimedia Encyclopaedia of Women in Today’s World. Thousand Oaks: Sage

 Selected Reports

  • Stockdale, K. and Addison, M. (2019) Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences within a prison setting, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.
  • Cheetham, M., Moffatt, S. and Addison, M. (2018) ‘”It’s hitting people that can least afford it the hardest”, The impact of the roll out of Universal Credit in two North East England localities: A qualitative study, Gateshead City Council
  • Universal Credit study media coverage - The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/15/exclusive-new-study-links-universal-credit-to-increased-suicide-risk; The Huffington Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/un-report-poverty-britain_uk_5beee00ae4b0c19de3ff3855?guccounter=1; The Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/universal-credit-benefits-suicide-stress-mental-health-welfare-conservatives-report-a8636661.html
  • O'Donnell, A.; Addison, M.; Spencer, L.; Zurhold, H.; Rosenkranz, M.; McGovern, R.; Gilvarry, E.; Martens, M; Verthein, U.; Kaner, E. Which individual, social and environmental influences shape different pathways of amphetamine type stimulant use over the life course? Qualitative Research Findings, Department of Health and Social Caare, Dec 2017
  • McGovern, R., Gilvarry, E., Addison, M., Alderson, H., Carr, L., Geijer-Simpson, E., Hrisos, N. Lingam, R., Minos, D. Smart, D. & Kaner, E. Addressing the impact of non-dependent parental substance misuse upon children: A rapid review of the evidence of prevalence, impact and effective interventions on behalf of Public Health England, 2017
  • Addison M, Stockdale K, McGovern R, McGovern W, McKinnon I, Crowe L, Hogan L, Kaner E. Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences for police practitioners and substance users in the North East of England. N8 Policing Research Partnership, 2017
  • McGovern, R., Gilvarry, E., Addison, M., Alderson, H., Carr, L., Geijer-Simpson, E., Hrisos, N. Lingam, R., Minos, D. Smart, D. & Kaner, E. Addressing the impact of non-dependent parental substance misuse upon children. Public Health England, 2017
  • Addison, M. Angus, C. Becker, F. Brown, H. Brennan, A. Coulton, S. Crowe, L. Gilvarry, E. Hickman, M. Howel, D. Kidger, J. McColl, E. McGovern, R. Muirhead, C. Newbury-Birch, D. Wacqas, M. Kaner, E. ACCEPT: A pilot feasibility trial of alcohol screening and brief intervention in the police custody suite setting, School for Public Health Research Final Report, 2016
  • Addison, M. McGovern, R. O’Donnell, A. Gilvarry, E. Stockdale, K. McGovern, W. and Kaner, E. Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: Call for Evidence - Custody-Community Transitions, ACMD, 2018

 Policy Briefings

  • Addison, M. et, al. (Feb 2019) Understanding Pathways to Stimulant Use: User and non-user perspectives on which individual, social and environmental factors shape amphetamine type stimulant use over time, Department of Health and Social Care

Blogs

Policing Mental Health is at Crisis Point: Fourth Annual Policing Innovation Forum [website: https://n8prp.org.uk/policing-mental-health-is-at-crisis-point-n8-prp-hosts-fourth-annual-policing-innovation-forum/]

Please mind the health gap: turning complex equations into a call for action [website: http://fuseopenscienceblog.blogspot.com/]

Novel Psychoactive Substances: “Cheap drug, better buzz for your money” [http://fuseopenscienceblog.blogspot.com/2016/11/novel-psychoactive-substances-cheap.html]

Podcasts

Northern Power Women Podcast (18th Oct 2018) 'Health Inequalities' sponsored by Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) in Newcastle University Business School 

Michelle Addison

Qualifications

Sociology PhD July 01 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Containment and care? A qualitative interview study exploring police custody staff views about delivering brief alcohol Interventions to heavy drinking arrestees, McGovern, R., Crowe, L., Addison, M., Coulton, S., Hickman, M., Judi, K., McColl, E., Newbury-Birch, D., Kaner, E. 27 Jan 2020, In: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
  • Exploring Pathways into and out of Amphetamine Type Stimulant use at Critical Turning Points, Addison, M., Kaner, E., Spencer, L., McGovern, W., McGovern, R., Gilvarry, E., O'Donnell, A. 2 Sep 2020, In: Health Sociology Review
  • Using life course charts to assess and compare trajectories of amphetamine type stimulant consumption in different user groups: a cross-sectional study, Martens, M., Zurhold, H., Rosenkranz, M., O'Donnell, A., Addison, M., Spencer, L., McGovern, W., Gabrhelík, R., Petruželka, B., Rowicka, M., Liebregts, N., Degkwitz, P., Kaner, E., Verthein, U. 13 Jan 2020, In: Harm Reduction Journal
  • Impact of Universal Credit in North East England, Cheetham, M., Moffatt, S., Addison, M., Wiseman, A. Jul 2019, In: BMJ Open
  • Understanding Pathways to Stimulant Use, Rosenkranz, M., O'Donnell, A., Verthein, U., Zurhold, H., Addison, M., Liebregts, N., Rowicka, M., Barták, M., Petruželka, B., Kaner, E., Martens, M. 10 Aug 2019, In: BMJ Open
  • Which individual, social and environmental influences shape key phases in the amphetamine type stimulant use trajectory? A systematic narrative review and thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature, O'Donnell, A., Addison, M., Spencer, L., Zurhold, H., Rosenkranz, M., McGovern, R., Gilvarry, E., Martens, M., Verthein, U., Kaner, E. Jan 2019, In: Addiction
  • Alcohol screening and brief intervention in police custody suites, Addison, M., Mcgovern, R., Angus, C., Becker, F., Brennan, A., Brown, H., Coulton, S., Crowe, L., Gilvarry, E., Hickman, M., Howel, D., Mccoll, E., Muirhead, C., Newbury-Birch, D., Waqas, M., Kaner, E. Sep 2018, In: Alcohol and Alcoholism
  • Equal North, Addison, M., Kaner, E., Johnstone, P., Hillier-Brown, F., Moffatt, S., Russell, S., Barr, B., Holland, P., Salway, S., Whitehead, M., Bambra, C. 20 Oct 2018, In: Journal of Public Health
  • Exploring the intersections between novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and other substance use in a police custody suite setting in the north east of England, Addison, M., Stockdale, K., Mcgovern, R., Mcgovern, W., Mckinnon, I., Crowe, L., Hogan, L., Kaner, E. 4 Jul 2018, In: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy


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