Ian Hamilton is a lecturer in mental health in the Department of Health Sciences of the University of York, with an interest in the relationship between substance use and mental health (Dual Diagnosis). He is also a registered mental health nurse.
He 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.
Hamilton’s research interests are primarily in dual diagnosis and the relationship between mental health and substance use.
Some of his publications include:
- Hamilton,I. (2016). The need for health warnings about cannabis and psychosis. The Lancet Psychiatry, 3 (4), 322.
- Hamilton, I (2016). Cannabis: what do we know and what do we need to know? The Mental Elf, 17th March 2016.
- Hamilton, I (2016). The most damaging gateway to hard drugs? Drugs policy itself. The Conversation.
Credits: University of York
Published: 25 April 2016
Last update: 18 August 2016