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Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton

Ian is a lecturer in mental health in the Department of Health Sciences, with an interest in the relationship between substance use and mental health (Dual Diagnosis).

Ian trained and worked as a mental health nurse in South London, working with people who had a severe mental health problem and used drugs or alcohol problematically. He joined the Department in 2004 as a lecturer. His interest in this client group has continued through his work with teams who come into contact with such clients, and also facilitating sessions in this area.

Comfortably numb – why some older people turn to cannabis for pain relief

Feb 20, 2018 12:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

When most people think of cannabis users, they probably think mainly of the younger generations. But its actually the 45 to 64 age group who show the highest proportion of household spending on cannabis. Recent figures...

Women also use drugs – not that you can tell from drug policy

Nov 27, 2017 14:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

In the UK, men are more likely to try drugs than women and they significantly outnumber women in accessing treatment, reinforcing the view that male drug use is the norm. But there are limitations with the way drug use is...

Drug related deaths are at their highest level in 25 years

Aug 02, 2017 17:37 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

According to new data from the UKs Office for National Statistics (ONS), last year saw the highest number of drug-related deaths since records began in 1993. Over half of these deaths involved an opiate such as heroin....

New Home Office drug strategy, same old rhetoric

Jul 18, 2017 13:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

The Home Office has just published a new drug strategy. The last one was published by Theresa May (then home secretary) seven years ago. The world has changed a lot in that time not least for May and so have drugs and...

Cannabis isn't the health problem - it's the tobacco you mix with it

May 24, 2017 15:27 pm UTC| Health

Europe may seem like an increasingly divided continent, but there is one thing that unites its people: an obsession with using tobacco to smoke cannabis. Up to 90% of Europeans combine tobacco with cannabis, according to...

Drugs fatalities overtake car fatalities for the first time

Sep 09, 2016 10:49 am UTC| Health Life

Seven years ago, fatalities from opiates overtook fatalities due to road accidents in the US. Sadly, the same phenomenon is now playing out in England. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries climb ahead of Fed Chair Powell, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries climbed Friday ahead of the Federal Reserves Chair Jerome Powells speech, coupled with a host of FOMC speeches through the day, as well namely Evans, Bostic and Kaplan. The yield on the benchmark...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

USD/KRW likely to trade between 1,060-1,085 with upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainties, says Scotiabank

The USD/KRW currency pair is expected to range trade between 1,060 and 1,085 with an upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainty. Also, the South Korean exporters dollar selloff will provide some support to the KRW...

New Zealand bonds close higher on safe-haven demand as rising global uncertainties threaten risk sentiments

New Zealand bonds closed higher Friday as investors tilted towards safe-haven assets, following a rise in ongoing global uncertainties after United States President Donald Trump cancelled an upcoming summit with North...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

'Overwatch' Developers Explain Why A Sequel Is Not Yet In The Pipeline

In the surging success of video games designed based on Battle Royale themes, it is remarkable how a multiplayer shooter such as Overwatch manages to, not only maintain its fanbase, but also gather support from more gamers...

Apple Bags $539 Million in Damages From Patent Infringement Lawsuit vs. Samsung

After a seven-year legal battle, the jury has decided that Apple is entitled to a $539 million payment in damages over a patent infringement case against their top smartphone industry rival, Samsung. The said amount...

Epic Games Reveals 'Fortnite' V5 State of Development Brings Playground Mode And More Optimizations

Fortnite developer Epic Games revealed the next set of patches and new contents, including a new Playground mode and several optimizations, arriving through the games fifth State of Development update. In a recently...

Exposed T-Mobile Domain Could Have Leaked Private Customer Information

A security flaw was recently discovered hiding in T-Mobile domain that could have been exploited to gather customers private information. According to reports, the vulnerability was found in one of T-Mobiles subdomains...

PlayStation 5 Is Three Years Away, At Least

While rumors have been swirling around the web for some time now that the PlayStation 5 would be announced this year, Sony has just squashed these hearsays like a bug. According to the company, the next generation of its...
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