Tessa Parkes

Professor of Substance Use and Inclusion Health


Tessa is Professor of Substance Use and Inclusion Health at the University of Stirling. She is Co-Director of the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research founded in 2017 to undertake research and knowledge exchange of direct relevance to the organisation. Tessa leads a number of research and knowledge exchange projects focused on the reduction of harms and promotion of health for those impacted by social and health inequalities, including substance related harms. Before coming into academia Tessa worked in the statutory and non-statutory health, social care and housing/ homelessness sectors as a front-line support worker, team leader, and mental health nurse.