Sally Turner

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Sally is interested in neuropsychology, and behavioural and biological psychology. She is currently completing a MSc by research with the Tobacco and Alcohol Research group in Bristol. Her research is focused on reward processing and substance use, in the context of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sally's primary career aim is to develop further neurobiopsychological understanding of ADHD and its relationship to substance use. She aims to incorporate her future research into practice, by developing novel interventions that improve various outcomes for individuals with a dual-diagnosis of ADHD and substance use disorder. Sally is also interested is drug policy and the sociopolitical context of drug use and substance research. She is currently working alongside Students for Sensible Drug Policy, to develop drug education and harm reduction strategies aimed at University students. Her interests also extend into clinical settings, with a particular interest in how substances can be used therapeutically, to improve mental health.


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Cannabis use in college: genetic predispositions less influential than social environment


Sally Turner reviews a recent study exploring cannabis use in college, which provides useful evidence relating to how universities could promote a sense of community, belonging and support to students who use cannabis.

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Schizophrenia and cannabis use: new evidence measures risk of relapse

Over 20% of cannabis users experience a psychotic relapse within 24 months of treatment.

In her debut blog, Sally Turner considers a recent study on cannabis use and clinical outcomes in people with first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders over 24 months of treatment.

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