Lorna Hardy


My PhD and early postdoctoral research has focused primarily on mechanisms underpinning substance dependence and the development of evidence-based interventions. I currently work as a postdoctoral research associate on a phase II blinded randomised controlled trial: the KARE trial (Ketamine for the Reduction of Alcoholic Relapse) at the University of Exeter. This project is testing the efficacy of a novel combined treatment of ketamine and cognitive behavioural therapy in alcohol dependence. As of October 2019 I will be undertaking an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Exeter to investigate mechanisms underpinning substance dependence in high-risk young people.