Dr Hannah Carver is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow in the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research at the University of Stirling. 

Hannah’s main research and knowledge exchange activities involve drug and alcohol use and addictions; social and health inequalities; children, young people and families; mental health; and homelessness. She is interested in qualitative research methods; meta-ethnography; and undertaking collaborative research with marginalised groups. She is currently conducting a meta-ethnography of homeless people’s perceptions of effective treatment for problem alcohol and drug use. 

Prior to joining the Centre in February 2017, she completed a PhD at Edinburgh Napier University, examining substance use communication between looked after young people and their carers. Previously she has held research posts at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh/West Lothian Alcohol and Drug Partnerships, University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian, working within the fields of public health, maternal obesity, substance use and nursing education.  

Recent publications:

Carver H, Elliott L, Kennedy C & Hanley J (2017) Parent–child connectedness and communication in relation to alcohol, tobacco and drug use in adolescence: An integrative review of the literature, Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 24 (2), pp. 119-133. https://www.stir.ac.uk/research/hub/publication/23367