Dr Lindsey Hines
- Mental Health
Research FellowBristol Medical School (PHS)
I use longitudinal data to research the causes of adolescent drug use, and how that links to mental health.
Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship - Frequent Adolescent Cannabis Use (FACE): Antecedents and Outcomes
Across the world, cannabis is increasingly available as a legal drug, and we can expect use amongst adolescents to increase. Frequent cannabis use at this age increases the likelihood of health harms, including depression and anxiety in adulthood. This project uses interview data collected at multiple times in participants’ lives, from childhood onwards, in order to understand what causes frequent use of cannabis in adolescence, and what the relationship is between adolescent cannabis use and adult mental health.
This project explores the extent to which early life stress can be said to cause frequent adolescent cannabis use, and how much this relationship is due to the early-adolescent behaviour and mental health of frequent users. It then considers the relationship between frequent adolescent cannabis use and depression/anxiety, exploring the extent to which an association between these is due to low employment, drug use and heavy alcohol use in the years following early adolescence.
DescriptionOur overall aim is to develop a research project that creatively explores the impact that presentation and perception of cannabis use has on individual attitudes towards drug use.
Through Ideas Exchange…
Managing organisational unitBristol Medical School (PHS)
07/02/2019 to 31/07/2019
Covid-19 public health road map: Opioid substitution treatment (OST) adherence
- Commissioned report
- Accepted/In press
International Journal of Drug Policy
Precursors and Correlates of Transient and Persistent Longitudinal Profiles of Psychotic Experiences from Late Childhood Through Early Adulthood
British Journal of Psychiatry
- E-pub ahead of print