DAWF 2018 is a two day conference, held at Manchester Metropolitan University on the 23rd and 24th May, 2018.

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Wednesday 23rd May: PhD and ECR Day

The first day of our conference is aimed at PhD and Early Career Researchers – however, it is open to everyone who is interested in attending. The reasoning behind this arose from the experiences of the conference team. We often felt frustrated after attending other events – far too often, events have been focused on depersonalised and quantified accounts of the impact of substance use on the self and others. Also, given our disciplinary backgrounds, we had a strong desire to know more about the ‘best’ way to do research with more marginalised groups – specifically, women, children, and young people. It was from these conversations with each other that DAWF was created.

More information about the content for this day will be published here soon.

Our keynote for this day is Dr. Sally Marlow. Sally is an experienced ECR, currently at King’s College London. For more information about each of our keynotes, please click here.

Thursday 24th May

The second day of the conference is open to all – we hope to have a wide range of academics from different disciplines, and practitioners working in the field.

More information about the content for this day will be published here soon.

Our keynote for this day is Prof. Elizabeth Ettorre. Elizabeth is an emeritus professor at the University of Liverpool. For more information about each of our keynotes, please click here.