SDHI Welcomes New Associate Directors

Dr Wendy Moncur is a Reader in Socio-Digital Interaction at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) at the University of Dundee. Her highly acclaimed work focuses on the design of technology to support ‘being human in a Digital Age’. Wendy has in been affiliated with SDHI for the past year. Apart from bringing rich interdisciplinary working experiences to SDHI, she has also connected us with and instigated valuable collaborations with academic researchers and non-academic partners in Australia and the United States.

Professor Tim Croudace is a trained experimental and applied psychologist who is widely published and has worked at various higher education institutions including York and Cambridge before coming to the University of Dundee.  His research includes psychometric epidemiology, trials of health care interventions, and clinical evaluations, primarily in mental health but also in other areas of health care. Tim has been affiliated with SDHI since his arrival in Dundee in early 2015. Tim’s work will provide exciting interdisciplinary opportunities, not only in research but also in terms of capacity and capability building in the area of methodological innovation.

Professor Alex Baldacchino, accomplished consultant psychiatrist and academic will join us later this year when he takes up a chair in Medicine, Psychiatry and Addictions at the University of St Andrews. Alex is currently NHS Fife Director for Research & Development and recently oversaw the opening of an on-site clinical research unit at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy in addition to a dedicated research facility in at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline, Fife. Alex has been connected to SDHI work since the early days of the Institute. In October this year, he will chair the prestigious International Society for Addiction Medicine conference in Dundee. He is also director of the Centre for Addiction Research and Education (CARES) at the University of Dundee.

The expansion of the management team is a reflection of the current SDHI strategy and strikes a balance between social science and health-related disciplines, the foundational institutions of SDHI and conceptual and practice focused concerns. Watch this space for further announcements in the near future.

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