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Dr Lindsey Hines

Dr Lindsey Hines

Dr Lindsey Hines

Senior Research Associate

Area of research

Frequent Adolescent Cannabis use Epidemiology (FACE): Antecedents and Outcomes

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Research summary

I use longitudinal data to research the causes of adolescent drug use, and how that links to mental health.

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship - Frequent Adolescent Cannabis Use (FACE): Antecedents and Outcomes

Across the world, cannabis is increasingly available as a legal drug, and we can expect use amongst adolescents to increase. Frequent cannabis use at this age increases the likelihood of health harms, including depression and anxiety in adulthood. This project uses interview data collected at multiple times in participants’ lives, from childhood onwards, in order to understand what causes frequent use of cannabis in adolescence, and what the ...

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Biography

Lindsey is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow whose work explores the pathways between early life experiences, frequent drug use in adolescence, and mental health problems in later life. Her research expertise is in the epidemiology of drug use, with a focus on the causes and consequences of use during adolescence. Lindsey completed her PhD at the National Addiction Centre, King's College London, examining transitions in drug use to identify the extent to which genetic and environmental influences underlie progression from first drug use opportunity through to development of dependence.

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