PostdoktorInstitutionen för socialt
Om Russell Turner
Overview I am a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social Work. My main research interests are the development of alcohol and drug use and criminal behaviour, and societal responses to and interventions for these issues. I am also interested in adolescent development more generally and research on topics such as mental health and bullying. 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 I am currently involved in a number of research projects. My own post-doctoral studies are looking at the development of substance use and criminal behaviour in the later teenage years. Via three sub-studies, I will be exploring the causal mechanisms for differential development of substance use and/or criminal behaviour. In other words, explaining why some adolescents develop differently to others in terms of substance use and/or crime.
I am also involved in a Forte-financed project, led by Dr. Damon Barrett, School of Public Health & Community Medicine, looking at injecting drug use among legal minors in three different high-income countries. This project will explore legal minors' treatment needs and access to support and healthcare. It includes policy and legal mapping, explorative quantitative description of the sample using existing registry data, and qualitative interviews with young injectors and support practitioners.
I have also been involved in a project for Public Health Sweden on the development of bullying and mental health and their relations to disability in the teenage years.
Teaching I currently teach at undergraduate, Masters and doctorate level. I am co-leader for the Drug Misuse and Addictions course on the Social Work programme and also at Masters level. I am also co-leader for the doctorate course in the Philosophy of Social Science. I teach on Masters courses in Qualitative Methods in Psychology and quantitative methods module for the Masters in Social Work programme. I supervise undergraduate and Masters dissertations.
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