Sarah Wadd

Programme Director Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team


Dr Sarah Wadd is the Director of the Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team (SMART) at the University of Bedfordshire and has worked in the field of drugs and alcohol for almost 20 years.  She is a passionate believer in a human rights-based approach to substance use and engaging people with lived experience and the public in research.   Her most recent projects include evaluation of the Drink Wise, Age Well programme, promoting good practice in relation to alcohol use in care homes for older people and improving the quality and experience of care for patients prescribed medicines with a risk of dependence or withdrawal.