Salvation Army & The University of Stirling

Recently, the University of Stirling announced the launch of a new centre in conjunction with the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research has been established to take forward the Salvation Army (TSA) Drug and Alcohol Strategy (SDAS) through collaborative working between TSA and the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Stirling. Dr Tessa Parkes, Centre Director, is joined by Dr Hannah Carver (Knowledge Exchange Fellow), Marcus Cusack (Knowledge Exchange Assistant) and Dr Maria Fotopoulou (Lecturer in Criminology). Within the Centre, the University of Stirling will deliver the following:

  • New, interdisciplinary research on addictions and on interventions that can prevent related problems for individuals, families and communities;
  • Research on the impact of TSA services;
  • Research synthesis through literature reviews, practice reviews and knowledge exchange activities;
  • Dissemination of new and synthesized research through publication, including on-line publication;
  • Policy analysis and policy briefing to inform the work of the Salvation Army;
  • Education through accredited university programmes;
  • Training for front line Salvation Army workers through cascaded training, short courses, workshops and stand-alone accredited modules.

You will be able to hear much more about the centre at the next SARN meeting which will take place between 10am-1pm on Monday the 22nd of May at the University of Stirling.