Tim Pope MSc.
I have been working in the Substance Misuse treatment sector for the past 10 years. Originally beginning as a counsellor, I started working within the Voluntary Substance Misuse Sector. For the past 8 years I have been in workforce development and training, focusing on Substance Misuse awareness and recovery. As part of this role I gained A1/PTLLS/V1 (Internal Quality Assurance) qualifications in order to act as an assessor for drug and alcohol practitioners in Apprenticeships and Diploma's in Health & Social Care, with a focus in Substance Misuse. I currently work with a number of Substance Misuse and Homelessness organisations, including Westminster Drug Project, RAPt, and Emmaus UK. I am also Substance Misuse Tutor and Internal Quality Assurance of Health & Social Care Diploma's and Apprenticeship's at City Lit FE College in Central London, and the North East Surrey College Of Technology (NESCOT) in Surrey.
I managed to gain a Distinction (1st) in a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Addiction Psychology from London Metropolitan University. The focus of my research was Alcohol Consumption Amongst Methadone Maintenance Treatment Clients, examining how being on Methadone affected rates of alcohol intake. I was also a member of the University's Addiction Research Strategy group, a team dedicated to advancing the field of addiction research.
I am proud to volunteer as a peer mentor in my local drug and alcohol advisory service, where I run groups in first steps in recovery, as well as generally volunteering in the Open Access.
I am a member of the Society for the Study for Addiction, the Substance Misuse Skills Consortium, DrugScope, and the International Council of Professional Therapists.
I can also be contacted through Linked-In.