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Drug and Alcohol HIT Director wins research prize

17 April 2019

Dr Kyla Thomas has been jointly awarded the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Fred Yates prize for researcher of the year 2019.

The prize recognises early or mid-career researchers who have made a significant and specific contribution to the addictions field in recent years.

Dr Thomas’s work was praised for its focus on being topical, complex and tackling a neglected area. It was also praised for having an impact on the policy of regulators and NICE.

Dr Thomas is a co-Director of the Drug and Alcohol HIT, as well as being a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine at the University of Bristol, Clinical Director for NIHR Clinical Research Network West of England and a Public Health Consultant at South Gloucestershire Council. She shares the award with Dr Hamid Noori.

Drug and Alcohol HIT Director wins research prize
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