Professor Jo Neale

Professor in Addictions Qualitative Research

Research Area

Addictions Qualitative Research


Jo Neale is Reader in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research based within the Addictions Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Jo is a qualified social worker and social scientist. Her research primarily focuses on the views and experiences of drug and alcohol users, both in and out of treatment, and she has a particular interest in individuals who have multiple and complex psychosocial needs. Jo’s publications include “Drug Users in Society”, “The Everyday Lives of Recovering Heroin Users” and “Research Methods for Health and Social Care”. She has also published book chapters and peer reviewed papers. Jo is the Senior Qualitative Editor for the international journal Addiction and an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales, Australia.