Stephen Parkin

Research Fellow


Stephen has worked as a sociologist and qualitative researcher in the fields of public health and substance use for over twenty years. Since joining the National Addiction Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, he continues to provide support in qualitative research across several projects including those relating to opioid use, opioid-related overdose and use of naloxone.

Stephen’s area of research expertise is applied qualitative research to provide ‘real world’ findings for service commissioners, service providers, service users and associated stakeholders. His most notable applied work relates to a multi-site ethnographic study of street-based injecting drug, drug-related litter and associated harm and hazard from the perspectives of people with experience of homelessness/rough sleeping and who also inject drugs.