Tom Heffernan

Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Tom Heffernan is a Senior Lecturer and a Program Leader for the B.S. degree with honors in psychology with Criminology degree. He has a B.S. degree with honors in psychology and a Ph.D. degree in cognitive psychology. Heffernan main teaching is in memory, abnormal psychology, and the psychology of crime. He also supervises research at Undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees levels. His research focuses mainly upon the cognitive consequences of recreational drug use, for example, the health and cognitive consequences of ’binge drinking’, smoking, ecstasy, and cannabis. Heffernan is active in terms of peer-reviewed publications in this area and is committed to the wider dissemination of research findings to inform policy, advisory groups and to the wider public. He has presented his findings both nationally and internationally and his work has attracted researchers’ interest, students, the media, and the general public from around the world. He works with several groups of researchers from both within the UK and in other countries. Heffernan actively reviews for a number of journals, he is on the editorial board of two other journals , a Member of the Alcohol Hangover Research Group (AHR-Group) which is an international expert group composed of active researchers in the field of alcohol hangover, the goal of which is to elucidate the pathology, treatment, and prevention of the alcohol hangover, and an active Member of the FUSE network which brings together the five North East universities and works in partnership with the public, the NHS ,and local government services to support the transformation of health across the region, through public health research and the application of knowledge in policy and practice.

Biography Updated on 26 July 2012

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