CRDHB Recent Research
Staff: Tim Rhodes, Jo Kimber,
Description: Piloting video recorded observation of naturally occurring injecting drug use in public and semi-public injecting environments, including as a means to developing a visual-based harm reduction training resource
Publication: Rhodes T, Fitzgerald J. Visual data in addictions research: Seeing comes before words? Addiction Research & Theory 2006; 14(4):349-363.
Staff: Jo Kimber, Tim Weaver, Matthew Hickman
Description: In collaboration with the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, a process, impact and economic evaluation of the Criminal Justice Intervention Teams (CJIT) based on a review case management procedures, pre and post surveys of offending, drug use and health service utilisation among drug users referred to CJIT, and a cost benefit analysis.
Publication: In preparation
Staff: Tim Rhodes, Lucy Platt
Description: Community-recruited surveys of HIV and HCV prevalence and risk among injecting drug users and sex workers in three cities in Russia; Qualitative studies of injecting drug use and drug treatment service provision in Russian cities; and Prevalence estimation of injecting drug use at the city level
Publication: Rhodes T, Platt, L., Maximova, S et al. Prevalence of HCV, HIV and syphilis among injecting drug users in Russia: Multi-city study. Addiction 2006; 101: 252-266.
Funding: EMCDDA Jan-Oct 2007
Staff: Viv Hope
Description: The EMCDDA engaged CRDHB to undertake work related to the development of an online toolbox for its Key Indicator on Drug Related Infectious Diseases. The work undertaken had three components: development of a 'Top Level' summary document, production of a training presentation, and formulating a structure for online access to key materials related to the indicator.
Staff: Tim Rhodes, Lucy Platt
Description: Community-recruited survey of HIV and HCV prevalence and risk among injecting drug users; Qualitative study of injecting drug use; Prevalence estimation of injecting drug use at the city level
Publication: Platt, L., Rhodes, T., Lowndes, C. M., Madden, P., Sarang, A., Mikhailova, L. A., Renton, A., Pevzner, Y., Sullivan, K., Khutorskoy, M. The impact of gender and sex work on sexual and injecting risk behaviours and their association with HIV positivity among injecting drug users in an HIV epidemic in Togliatti City, Russian Federation. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2005; 32: 605-612.
Staff: Tim Rhodes, Anthea Martin
Description: This project aims to describe injecting drug user accounts of needle and syringe access, and the social factors associated with the risk management of drug injecting.
Publication: Rhodes T, Watts L, Martin A et al Shame, risk and the public injector: A qualitative study of injecting drug use in South Wales, Social Science and Medicine. 2007; 65 (3) 572-85.
Staff: Carmen Aceijas
Description: This project aims to generate and review key global indicators of drug-related health harm associated with injecting drug use, alongside undertaking evidence-based review on the topics of anti-retroviral HIV treatment access for injecting drug users, prisons, syringe distribution and transitions to injecting drug use.
Publication: Dolan K, Kite B, Black E, Aceijas C, Stimson GV HIV in prison in low-income and middle-income countries Lancet Infectious Diseases 2007; 7;32-41