Professor Liz Hughes
Co-Investigator, Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre
Glasgow Caledonian University
Professor Liz Hughes is a mental health nurse by background and worked clinically in acute inpatient mental health settings, and drug and alcohol treatment services.
Liz is Professor of Substance Use Research at Glasgow Caledonian University, and holds a Visiting Chair position at the University of Leeds.
Liz’s methodological expertise lies in trials of complex interventions as well as mixed methods realist evaluation. Her current research interests focus on the intersection of sex, sexuality and sexual violence and severe mental health problems (including trauma) as well as co-occurring substance use conditions.
In her work with the ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre, Liz is a co-lead on the mental health theme, and will undertake research related to how police respond to people with mental health issues who they encounter in every day policing. In addition she will provide mentorship to early career researchers and supervise one of the Centre-funded PhDs.