PostdoctorDepartment of Social
About Russell Turner
Overview I am a PhD student at the Department of Social Work. My research looks at the development of alcohol and drug use and criminality during the teenage years. Prior to starting my PhD, I worked for around 15 years in various applied research roles within the public sector. These projects mainly looked at interventions and support for people with drug-use problems, people leaving a criminal lifestyle and/or young people leaving gangs.
Research My current studies are part of the LoRDIA project – Longitudinal Research on Development in Adolescence. LoRDIA is a partnership project between three departments: Social Work and Psychology, at the University of Gothenburg, and the School of Health & Welfare at Jönköping University. LoRDIA is a longitudinal quantitative project, which means we follow a large group of young people from age 11 up to age 18 using a range of psycho-social measures. My focus in the project is on investigating the development of alcohol and drug use and criminality. In particular, I am interested in what the different patterns of development are and what kinds of factors might explain these patterns. I will be looking at factors at a number of different levels, for example individual, family, friendship networks, school and local community factors. As well as my focus on youth substance use and crime, I am also interested in research methodology, both qualitative and quantitative, and the philosophy of science. An important aspect of this concerns improving the ways that research can link with practice.
Teaching I currently teach both at undergraduate and Masters level. I lecture on the following courses on the undergraduate Social Work programme: Drug Misuse and Addictions; Criminality; Research Methods & Philosophy of Science. I supervise undergraduate and Masters dissertations. I also teach on the Masters course in Qualitative Methods in Psychology and on the Quantitative Methods module for the Masters in Social Work.
Getting Real About Youth Substance Use and Crime: How ‘Realistic’ Theories can Improve Knowledge and Understanding for
British Journal of Social Work - 2021-01-01
Teenage Kicks – The Differential Development of Drug Use, Drunkenness, and Criminal Behaviour in Early to
Explaining trajectories of adolescent drunkenness, drug use, and criminality: A latent transition analysis with socio-ecological
Re-thinking ‘risk’ in the context of nurturing adolescent growth – What can we learn from reciprocal associations between traditional teenage ‘risk’
Symposium presentation at the European Association of Research on Adolescence (EARA) conference, Ghent, Belgium 15th September 2018. - 2018-01-01
Assessing reciprocal association between drunkenness, drug use, and delinquency during adolescence: Separating within- and between-person
Collaboration as usual? The Swedish approach to prevention and intervention with troublesome youth
Torbjörn Forkby, Russell Turner
Gang Transitions and Transformations in an International Context. Maxson C., Esbensen FA. (eds.) - 2016-01-01
Alkohol- och drogrelaterad forskning Institutionen för socialt
Frida Petersson, Anette Skårner, Björn Andersson, Weddig Runquist, Johan Lindwall, Russell Turner
Socialvetenskapligt nätverk inom alkohol- och drogforskning (SONAD), årlig konferens i Göteborg 16 – 17 maj 2016 - 2016-01-01
”Vem är jag utan cannabis?” En studie om behandling för personer med riskbruk, missbruk eller beroende av cannabis: Behandlares och klienters perspektiv och
Russell Turner, Torbjörn Forkby
Torbjörn Forkby, Solveig Olausson, Russell Turner