Dr Michelle Addison

Research Associate / Project Manager


Dr Michelle Addison is a Research Associate working at the Institute of Health and Society, currently focusing on issues of embedded social and health inequalities. She is Project Manager of ATTUNE: Understanding Pathways to Stimulant Use: a mixed-methods examination of the individual, social and cultural factors shaping illicit stimulant use across Europe. She is co-Investigator of the N8 funded qualitative study: ‘Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences for police practitioners and substance users in the North East of England’; and she is part of a core team currently developing the Equal North Network, a community of academics, researchers and practitioners across the north of England who share a common interest in addressing health and social inequalities. She has previously managed the study ACCEPT – a pilot feasibility study of alcohol screening and brief intervention in a custody suite setting. Michelle’s primary research interests are in social and health inequalities, substance use, stigma, and identity formation.