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.