The Role of Substances in the Lives of Women and Families: Putting Research into Practice

May 23rd & 24th 2018 – Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

Conducting research regarding substance use, women, and families is an important task in itself, but what happens after the research is finished? What happens to the findings? Do they perish, become journal articles, or have influence in helping women and families affected by substance use?

The first DAWF conference focuses on the two-way relationship between research and practice. Alongside presentations from academics across the UK, the DAWF conference will host a workshop titled “research into practice”, considering how the research produced within academic institutions can have meaningful impact within practice. With keynote speakers, Dr. Sally Marlow, Lavinia Black, Prof. Elizabeth Ettorre, and figures from local organisations working with women and families affected by substance use, this day welcomes researchers and practitioners to discuss, reflect, and share research regarding substance use for women and families and learn from each other about making research count.