Liz Hughes

Liz Hughes

Professor Liz Hughes has a background mental health nursing and has worked clinically in both substance use and mental health settings.

She developed a dual diagnosis service in South East London, before taking up an academic post at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London. Here she was involved in research and teaching related to dual diagnosis and psychosocial interventions for psychosis. In addition, she managed a London wide dissemination project for dual diagnosis training to mental health workers across all London Trusts.

In 2006, Liz moved to the University of Lincoln where she undertook a pilot study of dual diagnosis training in prisons, the development of national framework for dual diagnosis capabilities, the development of an advanced module of the 10 Essential Shared Capabilities for dual diagnosis, and a team training resource for dual diagnosis aimed at assertive outreach teams. She obtained a PhD in health services research from Kings College, London in 2007.

Liz has presented and published widely in the area of mental health, dual diagnosis and health behaviour. Liz is now a senior lecturer at York University, and is developing work related to primary care and public health as well as continuing with dual diagnosis research.

Liz completed the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Train The Trainers program in 2011 in Sheffield UK and continues to be an active member of MINT.

Areas of expertise: Mental Health Services Research; intersection of mental health and drug/alcohol use; improving physical health for people with serious mental illness; health behaviour change

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Liz Hughes

Leeds University

United Kingdom


Progress - National Consortium of Consultant Nurses in Dual Diagnosis & Substance Use