Karen Megranahan

MPhil/PhD student ICCE


Current research interest is focussed on the effectiveness of creative arts as an intervention treatment for substance misuse. Broad research interests include non-pharmacological treatments for embedded long-term substance misuse with untreated trauma and drug induced psychosis.

Previous experience as a business entrepreneur and founder of a leading international employee assistance programme, holds an MSc in Addiction Studies from IOPPN, Kings College London, UK.

Related publications include ‘Do creative arts therapies reduce substance misuse? A systematic review’ https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2017.10.005; ‘The research output on interventions for the behavioural risk factors alcohol & drug use and dietary risk is not related to their respective burden of ill health in countries at differing world bank income levels’ http://www.jogh.org/documents/issue202002/jogh-10-020401.pdf.

Future opportunities of interest embrace continuation of investigative and implementation research to inform and deliver new approaches to advance effectiveness in UK substance misuse treatment services.