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Prof Marie-Claire Van Hout

Prof Marie-Claire Van Hout

Biography

Marie Claire Van Hout is Professor of Public Health Policy and Practice at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. She has over 17 years research, education, community development and clinical practice experience in various fields of public health and drug policy and practice, and concentrated in the area of prescribed and illicit substance use, misuse and dependence, HIV/HCV prevention, treatment, care and support in Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, performance and image enhancement, and Travellers and Gypsy health. Her international reputation as a recognised leader in her field of has led to a number of significant honorary appointments and collaborations. These include; Associate Member of Staff at the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council, South Africa since 2010; Visiting Research Fellow at Department of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Glyndŵr University, UK since 2012; Visiting Research Fellow at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moore’s University, UK 2014-2017; Visiting Professor at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL) and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA since 2016. She has consulted for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (ENCDDA) (2012), and the European Research Executive Agency (REA). She has been Editor in Chief of the ‘Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse’ at Taylor and Francis since 2014. Marie Claire is currently part of the supervisory team for two of our PhD students, Jennifer Brizell and Charlotte McLean, who are undertaking research into the female use of enhancement drugs.

Languages

Dutch; Flemish

Degrees

2017, University of Maastricht/Suez Canal University, Netherlands/ Egypt, Master of Science Health Professions Education
2014, University of Limpopo, South Africa, PG Dip Management of Pharmaceutical Medicines Supply
2010, University of Teesside, United Kingdom, PhD by Completed Works
2009, Kings College London/ University of Adelaide/ Virginia Commonwealth University, UK/ Australia/ USA, Master of Science International Addiction Studies
2006, University of Staffordshire, United Kingdom, PG Cert Applied Sport and Exercise Science
2003, Bath Spa University, United Kingdom, Master of Science Health Promotion
2001, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, Bachelor Business Studies Recreation and Leisure Management

Publications

Highlighted publications

Van Hout MC, Gunda R, Ruskaniko S. 2017. Independent Evaluation of Project XSS V02 HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings in Sub Saharan Africa. Independent Evaluation of Project XSS V02 HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings in Sub Saharan Africa.

Van Hout MC. 2015. EuroDurg Bulletin www.pharmacoepi.org/eurodurg Newsletter of the European Chapter of the Special Interest Group of Drug Utilisation Research (SIG-DUR) OF THE International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE).

Van Hout MC, Bergin M, Foley M, Rich R, Rapca A, Harris R, Norman I. 2015. A Scoping Review of Codeine Use, Misuse and Dependence. A Scoping Review of Codeine Use, Misuse and Dependence, final report.

Van Hout MC. 2012. EMCDDA Pilot Focus Group Training Initiative

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2011. An exploratory study of injecting mephedrone use in Ireland.

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2011. Holding Pattern: An exploratory study of the lived experiences of those on methadone maintenance in Dublin North East.

Van Hout MC, Petersen Z, Pluddeman A, Dada S, Myers B. 2011. The prevalence of HIV among people who inject drugs and availability of prevention and treatment services: findings from 21 countries. The prevalence of HIV among people who inject drugs and availability of prevention and treatment services: findings from 21 countries.

Van Hout MC. 2009. The Traveller Family. Policy Brief 1.

Van Hout MC. 2009. Traveller Health and Primary Health Care Frameworks

Van Hout MC. 2009. Substance Misuse in the Traveller Community - Regional Needs Assessment

Van Hout MC. Independent Evaluation of Project XAFK 45: Response to the Social and Livelihood Needs for HIV/AIDS Prevention in East Africa Independent Evaluation of Project XAFK 45: Response to the Social and Livelihood Needs for HIV/AIDS Prevention in East Africa

Journal Articles

van Hout MC, Benschop A, Dąbrowska K, Demetrovics Z, Felvinczi K, Hearne E, Henriques S, Kaló Z, Kamphausen G, Korf D, Silva JP, Wieczorek Ł, Werse B, Bujalski M. 2017. Health and Social Problems Associated with Recent Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Use Amongst Marginalised, Nightlife and Online Users in Six European Countries International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, :1-16 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Brennan R, Wells J. 2017. “Raw juicing” – an online study of the home manufacture of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) for injection in contemporary performance and image Performance Enhancement and Health, >DOI

Al-Husseini A, Wazaify M, van Hout MC. 2017. Pregabalin Misuse and Abuse in Jordan: a Qualitative Study of User Experiences International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, :1-13 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Crowley D, Collins C, Barry A, Delargy I. 2017. Characteristics of methadone related overdose deaths and comparisons between those dying on and off methadone substitution treatment: a national cohort study. Heroin Addiction And Related Clinical Problems,

Claffey C, Crowley D, MacLachlan M, Van Hout MC. 2017. Exploring Irish travellers’ experiences of opioid agonist treatment: A phenomenological study Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 19 :73-80

Van Hout MC, Crowley D, Lambert J, Murphy C, Laird E. 2017. Exploring patient characteristics and barriers to Hepatitis C treatment in patients on opioid substitution treatment (OST) attending a community based fibro-scanning clinic. Journal of Translational Internal Medicine, 2 :1-8

Van Hout MC, Collins C, Delargy I, Crowley D. 2017. Irish General Practitioner (GP) Perspectives Toward Decriminalisation, Legalisation and Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes (CTP) International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 15 :670-683 >DOI

Foley M, Carney T, Harris R, Fitzpatrick E, Rapca-Veillet A, van Hout MC. 2017. Medicines containing codeine: perspectives of medical professionals in the Republic of Ireland Irish Journal of Medical Science, :1-9 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Rich E, Dada S, Bergin M. 2017. "codeine Is My Helper": Misuse of and Dependence on Codeine-Containing Medicines in South Africa Qualitative Health Research, 27 :341-350 >DOI

Keegan D, Crowley D, Laird E, Van Hout MC. 2017. Prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis C viral infection amongst a cohort of irish drug users attending a drug treatment centre for agonist opioid treatment (AOT) Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 19 :47-56

Van Hout MC, Norman I, Rich E, Bergin M. 2017. Experiences of Codeine Use, Misuse and Dependence: Application of Liese and Franz's Cognitive Developmental Model of Substance Abuse Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 45 :238-252 >DOI

Crowley D, Van Hout MC. 2017. Effectiveness of pharmacotherapies in increasing treatment retention and reducing opioid overdose death in individuals recently released from prison: A systematic review Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 19 :25-42

Parry CDH, Rich E, Van Hout MC, Deluca P. 2017. Codeine misuse and dependence in South Africa: Perspectives of addiction treatment providers South African Medical Journal, 107 :451-456 >DOI

Hearne E, Alves EA, Van Hout MC, Grund JPC. 2017. Home Manufacture of Drugs: An Online Investigation and a Toxicological Reality Check of Online Discussions on Drug Chemistry Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, :1-10 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2017. New psychoactive substances (NPS) on cryptomarket fora: An exploratory study of characteristics of forum activity between NPS buyers and vendors International Journal of Drug Policy, 40 :102-110 >DOI

Crowley D, Collins C, Delargy I, Laird E, Van Hout MC. 2017. Irish general practitioner attitudes toward decriminalisation and medical use of cannabis: Results from a national survey Harm Reduction Journal, 14 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2017. The changing landscape of Irish Traveller alcohol and drug use Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 24 :220-222 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Hearne E, Bergin M. 2017. Buprenorphine-Naloxone in the Treatment of Codeine Dependence: a Scoping Review of Clinical Case Presentations International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 15 :224-237 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2017. User Experiences of Development of Dependence on the Synthetic Cannabinoids, 5f-AKB48 and 5F-PB-22, and Subsequent Withdrawal Syndromes International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 15 :565-579 >DOI

McVeigh J, Hearne E, Bates G, Van Hout MC. 2017. Community pharmacist experiences of providing needle and syringe programmes in Ireland RESEARCH IN SOCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACY, 13 :767-777 >DOI >Link

McVeigh J, Germain J, Van Hout MC. 2017. 2,4-Dinitrophenol, the inferno drug: a netnographic study of user experiences in the quest for leanness JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE, 22 :131-138 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Foley M, Carney T, Rich E, Parry C, DeLuca P. 2016. Medical Professionals' Perspectives on Prescribed and Over-The-Counter Medicines Containing Codeine: A Cross-Sectional Study British Medical Journal, 7 :e011725-e011725 >DOI

van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2016. Shake ‘N Bake: the Migration of ‘Pervitin’ to Ireland International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, :1-9 >DOI

van Hout MC. 2016. The Dynamic Landscape of Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Use in Ireland: Results from an Expert Consultation International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, :1-8 >DOI

Norman IJ, Bergin M, Parry CD, Van Hout MC. 2016. Best practices and innovations for managing codeine misuse and dependence Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 19 :367-381 >DOI

Horan JA, Gooney M, Van Hout MC. 2016. Safe storage of methadone in the home. An Irish audit of the effectiveness of information provision in pharmacies. HEROIN ADDICTION AND RELATED CLINICAL PROBLEMS, 18 :31-39 >Link

Carney T, Van Hout MC, Norman I, Dada S, Parry CDH. 2016. Dihydrocodeine for detoxification and maintenance treatment in illicit opiate-dependent individuals Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 >DOI

Delargy I, O'Shea MT, Van Hout MC, Collins C. 2016. General Practitioner perspectives on and attitudes toward the Methadone Treatment Programme in Ireland HEROIN ADDICTION AND RELATED CLINICAL PROBLEMS, 18 :43-50 >Link

Carney T, Wells J, Bergin M, Dada S, Foley M, McGuiness P, Rapca A, Rich E, Van Hout MC. 2016. A Comparative Exploration of Community Pharmacists' Views on the Nature and Management of Over-the-Counter (OTC) and Prescription Codeine Misuse in Three Regulatory Regimes: Ireland, South Africa and the United Kingdom INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION, 14 :351-369 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Wells J. 2016. Is Captagon (fenethylline) helping to fuel the Syrian conflict? ADDICTION, 111 :748-749 >DOI >Link

Van Hout M-C, Norman I. 2016. Misuse of non-prescription codeine containing products: Recommendations for detection and reduction of risk in community pharmacies INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 27 :17-22 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2016. Netnography of Female Use of the Synthetic Growth Hormone CJC-1295: Pulses and Potions SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, 51 :73-84 >DOI >Link

Brennan R, Wells JSG, Van Hout MC. 2016. The injecting use of image and performance-enhancing drugs (IPED) in the general population: A systematic review Health and Social Care in the Community, >DOI

Hearne E, Van Hout MC. 2016. "Trip-Sitting" in the Black Hole: A Netnographic Study of Dissociation and Indigenous Harm Reduction JOURNAL OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS, 48 :233-242 >DOI >Link

Nielsen S, Van Hout MC. 2016. What is known about community pharmacy supply of naloxone? A scoping review INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 32 :24-33 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2016. Confessions of contemporary English opium-eaters: a netnographic study of consumer negotiation of over-the-counter morphine for misuse JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE, 21 :141-152 >DOI >Link

Hearne E, Grund J-PC, Van Hout MC, McVeigh J. 2016. A scoping review of home-produced heroin and amphetamine-type stimulant substitutes: implications for prevention, treatment, and policy HARM REDUCTION JOURNAL, 13 >DOI >Link

McVeigh J, Hearne E, Bates G, Van Hout MC. 2016. Community pharmacist experiences of providing needle and syringe programmes in Ireland Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2015. Drugs on the Dark Net: How Cryptomarkets Are Transforming the Global Trade in Illicit Drugs (Martin, J, 2014). Global Crime, 3 :1-1

Claire Van Hout M. 2015. Editorial Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 14 :221-222 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2015. Note from the incoming editor Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 14 :111-112 >DOI

Horan JA, Deasy C, Hemy K, O'Brien D, Van Hout MC. 2015. Overdose risk perceptions and experience of overdose among heroin users in Cork, Ireland. Preliminary results from a pilot overdose prevention study HEROIN ADDICTION AND RELATED CLINICAL PROBLEMS, 17 :19-26 >Link

Dada S, Burnhams NH, van Hout MC, Parry CDH. 2015. Codeine misuse and dependence in South Africa – learning from substance abuse treatment admissions South African Medical Journal, 105 :776-779 >DOI

Bergin M, Norman I, Foley M, Harris R, Rapca A, Rich E, Van Hout M-C. 2015. Practice implications and recommendations for managing codeine misuse and dependence ACTA PHARMACEUTICA, 65 :351-364 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Horan A, Santlal K, Rich E, Bergin M. 2015. ‘Codeine is my companion’: misuse and dependence on codeine containing medicines in Ireland Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, :1-14 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Kean J. 2015. An exploratory study of image and performance enhancement drug use in a male British South Asian community INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 26 :860-867 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Delargy I, Ryan G, Flanagan S, Gallagher H. 2015. Dependence on Over the Counter (OTC) Codeine Containing Analgesics: Treatment and Recovery with Buprenorphine Naloxone INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION, 14 :873-883 >DOI >Link

Parry CDH, Deluca P, Cooper R, van Hout MC. 2015. Do we have sufficient information to optimally inform regulatory or other policy decisions about medications containing codeine? ADDICTION, 110 :1690-1691 >DOI >Link

Jackman P, Van Hout MC, Lane A, Fitzpatrick G. 2015. Experiences of flow in jockeys during flat-race conditions International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 13 :205-223 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2015. Nod and wave: An Internet study of the codeine intoxication phenomenon INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 26 :67-77 >DOI >Link

Foley M, Harris R, Rich E, Rapca A, Bergin M, Norman I, Van Hout MC. 2015. The availability of over-the-counter codeine medicines across the European Union PUBLIC HEALTH, 129 :1465-1470 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2015. "Word of Mouse": Indigenous Harm Reduction and Online Consumerism of the Synthetic Compound Methoxphenidine JOURNAL OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS, 47 :30-41 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2015. "Vintage Meds": A Netnographic Study of User Decision-Making, Home Preparation, and Consumptive Patterns of Laudanum SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, 50 :598-608 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2015. "Plant or poison": A netnographic study of recreational use of 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 26 :1279-1281 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2014. Service stakeholders' perspectives on methadone maintenance treatment, Special Community Employment schemes and client recovery pathways Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 40 :49-58 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2014. Oral health behaviours amongst homeless people attending rehabilitation services in Ireland. Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 60 :144-149

Van Hout MC. 2014. SMART: An Internet study of users experiences of synthetic tanning Performance Enhancement and Health, 3 :3-14 >DOI

Brennan R, Van Hout MC. 2014. Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB): A Scoping Review of Pharmacology, Toxicology, Motives for Use, and User Groups JOURNAL OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS, 46 :243-251 >DOI >Link

Brennan R, Wells JG, Van Hout MC. 2014. An unhealthy glow? A review of melanotan use and associated clinical outcomes Performance Enhancement and Health, 3 :78-92 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2014. “Doctor shopping and pharmacy hopping”: Practice innovations relating to codeine Drugs and Alcohol Today, 14 :219-234 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2014. Responsible vendors, intelligent consumers: Silk Road, the online revolution in drug trading INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 25 :183-189 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Brennan R. 2014. An in-depth case examination of an exotic dancer's experience of melanotan INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 25 :444-450 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC. 2014. Kitchen chemistry: A scoping review of the diversionary use of pharmaceuticals for non-medicinal use and home production of drug solutions DRUG TESTING AND ANALYSIS, 6 :778-787 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Phelan D. 2014. A Grounded Theory of Fitness Training and Sports Participation in Young Adult Male Offenders JOURNAL OF SPORT & SOCIAL ISSUES, 38 :124-147 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2014. A Qualitative Study of Prescribing Doctor Experiences of Methadone Maintenance Treatment INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION, 12 :227-242 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC. 2014. An Internet Study of User's Experiences of the Synthetic Cathinone 4-Methylethcathinone (4-MEC) JOURNAL OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS, 46 :273-286 >DOI >Link

Hout MCV, Bingham T. 2013. ‘Surfing the Silk Road’: A study of users’ experiences International Journal of Drug Policy, 24 :524-529 >DOI

Foley M, Thorley K, Von Hout MC. 2013. Sickness certification difficulties in Ireland--a GP focus group study Occupational Medicine, 63 :369-372 >DOI

Hout MCV, Bingham T. 2013. ‘Silk Road’, the virtual drug marketplace: A single case study of user experiences International Journal of Drug Policy, 24 :385-391 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Foley M. 2013. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults attending addiction treatment in Ireland: Preliminary international ADHD in substance-use disorders prevalence study (IASP) results Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 30 :171-177 >DOI

Culleton LR, Van Hout MC, Foley M. 2013. A social norms approach to drug prevention in schools in Ireland: Results from a pre development study Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 57 :27-46

Van Hout MC, McCormack A, Foley M. 2013. A question of shared responsibility: Results from a pilot study Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 57 :7-15

Petersen Z, Myers B, van Hout M-C, Plueddemann A, Parry C. 2013. Availability of HIV prevention and treatment services for people who inject drugs: findings from 21 countries HARM REDUCTION JOURNAL, 10 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2013. Open drug scenes and drug-related public nuisance: A visual rapid assessment research study in Dublin, Ireland Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 12 :154-178 >DOI

Foley M, Thorley K, Van Hout M-C. 2013. Assessing fitness for work: GPs judgment making EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 19 :230-236 >DOI >Link

Brennan R, Van Hout MC, Wells J. 2013. Heuristics of human enhancement risk: A little chemical help? International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 51 :212-227 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Foley M, Tarrant H. 2012. Development of a user friendly Social Capital scale in Volunteering International Journal of Volunteer Administration, 1 :35-41

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2012. Methadone maintenance and Special Community Employment schemes: A study of Irish participants' views Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 37 :63-73 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2012. Mothers' experiences of their children's detoxification in the home: Results from a pilot study Community Practitioner, 85 :30-33

Brennan R, van Hout MC. 2012. Miaow miaow: A review of the new psychoactive drug mephedrone Drugs and Alcohol Today, 12 :241-253 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Brennan R. 2012. Curiosity killed M-Cat: A post-legislative study on mephedrone use in Ireland DRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY, 19 :156-162 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, McElrath K. 2012. Service user involvement in drug treatment programmes: Barriers to implementation and potential benefits for client recovery DRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY, 19 :474-483 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2012. "A Costly Turn On": Patterns of use and perceived consequences of mephedrone based head shop products amongst Irish injectors INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 23 :188-197 >DOI >Link

Van Hout M-C, Staniewicz T. 2012. Roma and Irish Traveller housing and health - a public health concern CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH, 22 :193-207 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Foley M, McCormack A, Tardif E. 2012. Teachers' perspectives on their role in school-based alcohol and cannabis prevention International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 50 :328-341 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Condron H. 2011. Mé féin nó an Pobal: Social Processes and Connectivity in Irish Volunteering. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 1 :39-55

Van Hout MC, McDonnell A. 2011. Heroin Detoxification-Seeking, a Grounded Theory of Process and Practicalities. The Grounded Theory Review-An International Journal, 1 :17-41

Claire Van Hout M, Brennan R. 2011. “Bump and grind”: An exploratory study of Mephedrone users' perceptions of sexuality and sexual risk Drugs and Alcohol Today, 11 :93-103 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2011. Peer and universal drug prevention in irish schools: Food for thought Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 55 :8-16

Van Hout MC. 2011. Gateway transitions in rural Irish youth: Implications for culturally appropriate and targeted drug prevention Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 55 :7-14

McElrath K, Van Hout MC. 2011. A PREFERENCE FOR MEPHEDRONE: DRUG MARKETS, DRUGS OF CHOICE, AND THE EMERGING "LEGAL HIGH" SCENE JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES, 41 :487-507 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Brennan R. 2011. Plant food for thought: A qualitative study of mephedrone use in Ireland DRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY, 18 :371-381 >DOI >Link

van Hout M-C. 2011. Assimilation, habitus and drug use among Irish Travellers CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH, 21 :203-220 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC. 2011. Travellers and substance use in Ireland - Recommendations for drug and alcohol policy DRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY, 18 :53-59 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC, Brennan R. 2011. 'Heads held high': An exploratory study of legal highs in pre-legislation Ireland Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 10 :256-272 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2011. Differentiated normalization and drug transitions among rural youth in Ireland DRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY, 18 :124-131 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC. 2010. Fifteen Year Olds’ Alcohol, Cigarette and Drug use in Ireland: Results from a Pilot Study Youth Studies Ireland, 2 :55-65

Van Hout MC. 2010. The Irish Traveller Community: Social Capital and Drug Use Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 3 :186-205 >DOI

Hout MCV. 2010. The Irish Traveller Community: Social Capital and Drug Use Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 9 :186-205 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2010. The Roma Community in Ireland. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations,, 1 :129-140

Van Hout MC. 2010. The Roma Community in Ireland The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review, 10 :129-140 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2010. Asperger syndrome and alcohol-drinking to cope, by Matthew Tinsley and Sarah Hendrickx Critical Public Health, 20 :259-261 >DOI

Mcdonnell A, Van Hout M. 2010. Maze and minefield — a grounded theory of opiate self-detoxification in rural Ireland Drugs and Alcohol Today, 10 :24-31 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2010. Travellers and substance use - Implications for service provision International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 48 :36-41 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2010. Traveller drug use and the school setting: Friend or foe? Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 54 :7-16

Van Hout MC. 2010. Traveller health and primary care in Ireland: a consultative forum. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 83 :27-30

Van Hout MC. 2010. Alcohol use and the Traveller community in the west of Ireland DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 29 :59-63 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC. 2009. Perception of social context and activity following participation in a physical fitness intervention during residential adolescent addiction treatment American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 4 :129-140

Claire Van Hout M. 2009. An exploratory study of substance use among Irish youth: A service providers perspective Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 8 :99-111 >DOI

Van Hout M. 2009. Drug use among rural Irish adolescents - a brief exploratory study Drugs and Alcohol Today, 9 :20-26 >DOI

Van Hout M. 2009. Irish travellers and drug use — an exploratory study Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care, 2 :42-49 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2009. An illustrative picture of irish youth substance use Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 53 :7-15

Van Hout MCA. 2009. Youth alcohol and drug use in rural Ireland - parents' views RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 9 >Link

Van Hout M, Connor S. 2008. Solvent use among young Irish adolescents — a growing concern for youth workers, teachers and parents? Drugs and Alcohol Today, 8 :27-36 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Connor S. 2008. A qualitative study of Irish teachers' perspective of student substance use Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 52 :80-91

Van Hout MC, Connor S. 2008. The normalisation of substance abuse among young travellers in ireland Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 7 :5-21 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2007. Attitude to physical activity of adolescent substance users. American Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 4 :40-49

Van Hout MC. 2007. A Community Perspective of Cocaine Use in Ireland: A Brief Exploratory Study Contemporary Drug Problems, 34 :103-110 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Wazaify M, Al-Khalaileh W. The Misuse and Abuse of Ophthalmic Preparations:a Scoping Review of Clinical Case Presentations and Extant Literature International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,

Editorials and letter to the editor

Van Hout MC. 2017. Foreword Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 16 :261-262 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2017. Foreword Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 16 :1-2 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2016. Foreword Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 15 :1-2 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2016. Foreword Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 15 :327-328 >DOI

Van Hout MC, Hearne E, Wells J. 2016. Economic and conflict based rapid mass population movement into Europe: The security and public health implications for future EU drugs policy International Journal of Drug Policy, 38 :13-15 >DOI

Van Hout MC. 2016. Foreword JOURNAL OF ETHNICITY IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE, 15 :221-222 >DOI >Link

Van Hout MC. 2015. Foreword Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 14 :323-324 >DOI

Reports

Van Hout MC, Gunda R, Ruskaniko S. 2017. Independent Evaluation of Project XSS V02 HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings in Sub Saharan Africa. Independent Evaluation of Project XSS V02 HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings in Sub Saharan Africa.

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2016. Evaluation of Family Support Project in the Dublin North Traveller Community.

Van Hout MC. 2016. Expert stakeholder consultation around Novel Psychoactive Substances in Ireland. Expert stakeholder consultation around Novel Psychoactive Substances in Ireland.

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2016. Novel Psychoactive Substances Country Report: Ireland. Novel Psychoactive Substances Country Report: Ireland.

Bates G, Van Hout MC, Hearne E, Mackridge A, McVeigh J. 2015. Evaluation of the pilot stage of the Pharmacy Needle Exchange Programme

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2015. An exploratory community based study of use of ‘Spice’ in North East Ireland.

Van Hout MC. 2015. CODEMISUSED

Van Hout MC, Foley M, Rich E, Norman I. 2015. Codeine consumption through prescribing in the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom. Codeine consumption through prescribing in the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Van Hout MC, Bergin M, Foley M, Rich R, Rapca A, Harris R, Norman I. 2015. A Scoping Review of Codeine Use, Misuse and Dependence. A Scoping Review of Codeine Use, Misuse and Dependence, final report.

Van Hout MC. 2014. A Pharmacy Process Audit of compliance to the regulatory guidelines for safe supply of non-prescription codeine containing products in Ireland, South Africa and the UK, and audit of training of pharmacy staff in how to comply with these guidelines A Pharmacy Process Audit of compliance to the regulatory guidelines for safe supply of non-prescription codeine containing products in Ireland, South Africa and the UK, and audit of training of pharmacy staff in how to comply with these guidelines

Van Hout MC. 2012. EMCDDA Pilot Focus Group Training Initiative

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2012. Review of a Youth Residential Detoxification Service.

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2012. General Practitioner (GP) attitudes, experiences and perspectives on the provision of methadone maintenance treatment. (2012).

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2012. Family Experiences of Home and Self Detoxification Processes.

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2012. A Rapid Assessment Research (RAR) and a mapping exercise to estimate levels of drug and alcohol related public nuisance during business and out of hours in the area between Christchurch and the IFSC and Parnell Square to St Stephens Green.

Van Hout MC. 2011. ‘Times they are a Changing’: Traveller Conversations on Alcohol.

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2011. An exploratory study of injecting mephedrone use in Ireland.

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. 2011. Holding Pattern: An exploratory study of the lived experiences of those on methadone maintenance in Dublin North East.

Van Hout MC. 2011. An Independent review of drug & alcohol service users needs in the area of treatment & rehabilitation within the western region.

Van Hout MC, Petersen Z, Pluddeman A, Dada S, Myers B. 2011. The prevalence of HIV among people who inject drugs and availability of prevention and treatment services: findings from 21 countries. The prevalence of HIV among people who inject drugs and availability of prevention and treatment services: findings from 21 countries.

Van Hout MC. 2010. A Grounded Theory of Detoxification-Seeking Among Heroin Users in South East Ireland.

Van Hout MC. 2010. An Evaluation of a Primary School based Drug Educational Intervention.

Van Hout MC, McElrath K. 2010. Experiences of Young People of Substance Use & Peer Education in the North East Region.

Van Hout MC. 2009. Housing and the Traveller Community, Policy Brief 3.

Van Hout MC. 2009. Traveller Women and Domestic Violence, Policy Brief 2

Van Hout MC. 2009. The Traveller Family. Policy Brief 1.

Van Hout MC. 2009. The Roma Community in Ireland - A Needs Framework for hidden populations.

Van Hout MC. 2009. Traveller Health and Primary Health Care Frameworks

Van Hout MC. 2009. Voices of young people in Co. Cavan (Ireland) on Service Provision, Drugs and Alcohol Issues.

Van Hout MC. 2009. Substance Misuse in the Traveller Community - Regional Needs Assessment

Van Hout MC. 2007. Substance Misuse in the South East.

Van Hout MC. 2007. Drug and Alcohol Use among 15-17 year olds in County Carlow, Ireland.

Van Hout MC. 2006. Exploratory Research to assess the extent of Cocaine Use in the Cabra Area of Dublin, Ireland.

Van Hout MC. Independent Evaluation of Project XAFK 45: Response to the Social and Livelihood Needs for HIV/AIDS Prevention in East Africa Independent Evaluation of Project XAFK 45: Response to the Social and Livelihood Needs for HIV/AIDS Prevention in East Africa

Chapters

Nielsen S, Van Hout MC. 2017. Over-the-Counter Codeine-from Therapeutic Use to Dependence, and the Grey Areas in Between 34 :59-75 >DOI

Van Hout MC, McElrath K. 2014. A Preference for Mephedrone: Drug Markets, Drugs of Choice, and the Emerging Legal High Scene. Inciardi J, McElrath K. The American Drug Scene: Readings in a Global Context. Oxford University Press 9780199362080

Van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2014. Perspectives of former ecstasy users: A qualitative study of recollections and feelings about past use. Stogner J, Miller B, Khey D. Novel and Synthetic Drugs: Emerging Issues, Legal Policy, and Public Health. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis). 9781482232615

Van Hout MC. 2013. A respectable addiction: Over the counter codeine use, misuse and dependence Drug Use and Abuse: Signs/Symptoms, Physical and Psychological Effects and Intervention Approaches :107-118 9781626182325

Van Hout MC. 2013. Designer psycho-active drugs, the "headshop" phenomenon and legislative controls in Ireland Ireland: Economic, Political and Social Issues :93-102 9781622579242

Staniewicz TA, Van Hout MC. 2013. "The lost road": Traveller housing in contemporary Ireland, and its interplay with cultural erosion and health Ireland: Economic, Political and Social Issues :63-76 9781622579242

Internet Publications

Van Hout MC. 2015. EuroDurg Bulletin www.pharmacoepi.org/eurodurg Newsletter of the European Chapter of the Special Interest Group of Drug Utilisation Research (SIG-DUR) OF THE International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE).

Books

Van Hout MC. 2013. Preface 9781626182325

Van Hout MC. 2013. Drug use and abuse: Signs/symptoms, physical and psychological effects and intervention approaches :1-253 9781626182325

Hout MCV. 2012. Social Capital and the Irish Drug Scene Rural Youth, Cocaine and Irish Travellers LAP Lambert Academic Publishing 9783847301882

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Award:

Award title: Shortlisted. Shortlisted. My 2013 paper ‘Surfing the Silk Road’: A study of users’ experiences’ in the International Journal of Drug Policy was shortlisted for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Scientific Paper Award for its contribution to understanding of the EU drugs problem in November 2014., Awarding body: EMCDDA

Editorial boards:

Publication: Journal of Addiction and Mental Health, Position: Associate Editor

Publication: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Position: Editor in Chief

External collaboration:

Institution: HepCARE Europe., Collaborator: University College Dublin.

URL: http://www.mrc.co.za/, Institution: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit (ATODRU) South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa., Collaborator: Associate Member of Staff.

External committees:

Committee name: H2020 MSCA-ITN, Organisation: European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA). Brussels, Belgium., Position: Vice Chair.

Committee name: Expert Advisory Panel of the Australian NDARC funded project entitled ‘Expanding the Capacity of Community Pharmacy to respond to Pharmaceutical Opioid Problems’, Organisation: University of New South Wales. Principal Investigator: Dr Suzanne Nielsen, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University New South Wales., Position: Expert Advisory Panel Member.

Committee name: The Health Improvement Network (THIN) Data Scientific Review Committee (SRC)., Organisation: Cegedim Strategic Data Medical Research Ltd, London, United Kingdom. CSD Medical Research group supply international primary healthcare data and conduct epidemiological, health, economic and clinical studies worldwide. http://csdmruk.cegedim.com/index.html, Position: Scientific Reviewer. Responsible for scientific review of submitted research projects using primary healthcare data.

Committee name: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions "RISE" (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) panel., Organisation: European Commission Research Executive Agency. Brussels, Belgium., Position: Expert Reviewer REA Expert Evaluator

Membership of professional bodies:

South African Addiction Medicine Society (SAAMS)., South African Addiction Medicine Society (SAAMS).

National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Virtual Collaboratory (By Invitation in October 2009). http://www.drugabuse.gov/College of Drugs and Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee; International Program in Addiction Studies (IPAS); International Addiction Research Ethics Working Group; International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group., NIDA

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Van Hout, MC., Mhlunga, R., & Rusakaniko, S (2017). Independent Evaluation of Project XSS V02 HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings in Sub Saharan Africa. The UNODC project aimed to support responses to HIV in prisons in Angola, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania (+Zanzibar), Zambia & Zimbabwe. United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria.

Describe the Professional Activities: Van Hout, MC (2015). Independent Evaluation of Project XAFK 45: Response to the Social and Livelihood Needs for HIV/AIDS Prevention in East Africa. The UNODC project aimed to support the provision of basic social assistance services within the framework of sustainable livelihood services to individuals affected by drug use and HIV/ADS, current and former prisoners in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. OPEC Fund for International Development. United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria.

Describe the Professional Activities: Independent Evaluation Consultant United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna International Centre, 1400 Vienna, Austria.

Describe the Professional Activities: Policy Advisor. Pavee Point National Travellers Centre, 46 North Great Charles Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland. http://paveepoint.ie/. Responsible for the compiling of Traveller Policy and Briefing documents on behalf of Pavee Point National Travellers Centre for government bodies, state departments and regional agencies. Management of research initiatives in the area of Travellers and other ethnic migrant minorities (Roma) in terms of accessing primary care, health, accommodation, education, substance misuse and legal status.

Research Grants Awarded:

FP7. Marie Curie Industry and Academia Partnerships and Pathways, CODEMISUSED Funded under the Life Science Division of the Marie Curie Industry and Academia Partnerships and Pathways. €2.04 million. 27 researchers in three partner countries (Ireland, UK and South Africa), Kings College London, Weldricks Pharmacy, Cara Pharmacy, South African Medical Council, Local Choice Pharmacy, Grant value (£): 2, Duration of research project: 48 months

Professional activities

Award:

Award title: Shortlisted. Shortlisted. My 2013 paper ‘Surfing the Silk Road’: A study of users’ experiences’ in the International Journal of Drug Policy was shortlisted for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Scientific Paper Award for its contribution to understanding of the EU drugs problem in November 2014., Awarding body: EMCDDA

Award title: Shortlisted. Irish Pharmacy Awards. MSD Innovation and Service Development (Chain) Award, 2016., Awarding body: Irish Pharmacy Awards.

Award title: Irish Health Care Awards. Healthcare Department Initiative Patient Safety Community Care Services. Safe storage of Methadone in the home: results from an Irish audit of service users and pharmacists., Awarding body: Irish Health Care Awards.

Editorial boards:

Publication: Journal of Addiction and Mental Health, Position: Associate Editor

Publication: AIMS Public Health, Position: Associate Editor

Publication: Performance Enhancement and Health, Position: Assistant Editor

Publication: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Position: Editor in Chief

External collaboration:

Institution: South African Medical Research Council., Collaborator: The prevalence of HIV among people who inject drugs and availability of prevention and treatment services: findings from 21 countries. Brief Report for the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) using data collected from 21 countries and systematic review of published literature as systematic global review on ARV’s and IDU.

Institution: HepCARE Europe., Collaborator: University College Dublin.

URL: http://www.mrc.co.za/, Institution: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit (ATODRU) South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa., Collaborator: Associate Member of Staff.

External committees:

Committee name: H2020 MSCA-ITN, Organisation: European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA). Brussels, Belgium., Position: Vice Chair.

Committee name: Expert Advisory Panel of the Australian NDARC funded project entitled ‘Expanding the Capacity of Community Pharmacy to respond to Pharmaceutical Opioid Problems’, Organisation: University of New South Wales. Principal Investigator: Dr Suzanne Nielsen, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University New South Wales., Position: Expert Advisory Panel Member.

Committee name: Expert Advisory Panel of the NIHR funded grant entitled ‘Variation and Determinants of Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Use: Potential Implications for Policy and Practice’., Organisation: Queens University Belfast. Principal Investigators: Dr Kathryn Higgins, Co-Investigators: Dr Anne Campbell; Dr Leeanne O’Hara; Dr Tara O’Neill; Dr Nina O’Neill; Dr Mark McCann; Dr Tony O’Neill; Professor Mike Clarke. Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)., Position: Expert Advisory Panel Member.

Committee name: The Health Improvement Network (THIN) Data Scientific Review Committee (SRC)., Organisation: Cegedim Strategic Data Medical Research Ltd, London, United Kingdom. CSD Medical Research group supply international primary healthcare data and conduct epidemiological, health, economic and clinical studies worldwide. http://csdmruk.cegedim.com/index.html, Position: Scientific Reviewer. Responsible for scientific review of submitted research projects using primary healthcare data.

Committee name: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions "RISE" (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) panel., Organisation: European Commission Research Executive Agency. Brussels, Belgium., Position: Expert Reviewer REA Expert Evaluator

Committee name: Expert Reviewer., Organisation: Health Research Board, Dublin., Position: Member of Expert Review Panel

Committee name: Vice-Chair., Organisation: South East Regional Drug Task Force. Waterford, Ireland., Position: Vice Chair

Committee name: External Examiner., Organisation: Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine. School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, UK., Position: External Examiner.

Committee name: Midland Regional Drugs Task Force (MRDTF) Committee, Organisation: Midland Regional Drugs Task Force (MRDTF), c/o Health Service Executive, Block 4, Central Business Park, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland,, Position: Chair, URL: http://www.mrdtf.ie./

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: University of Hertfordshire, Award student examined for: Transfer, Thesis title: An epidemiological and psychopathological profile of novel psychoactive substance users in clinical settings.

Name of University: University of Hertfordshire, Award student examined for: Transfer, Thesis title: The impact of novel psychoactive substances on acute mental health services.

Name of University: Waterford Institute of Technology, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: The evaluation of carotenoids and antioxidants in human plasma: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA).

Name of University: Regents University, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Chasing the MCAT: A phenomenological investigation into meaning and the relationship with Mephedrone in the UK

Name of University: Trinity College Dublin, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Stigma and Identity: An Exploration of Drug Use in West Dublin.

Name of University: Queens University Belfast, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Recreational drug use: A Risky business? An ethnographic account of perceived and experienced risk.

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

Name of University: Liverpool John Moores University, Award gained by the student: MSC, Thesis title: ‘Trip-sitting’ in the Black Hole: A netnographic study of dissociation and indigenous harm reduction.

Name of University: University of Jordan, Award gained by the student: MPhil, Thesis title: Pregabalin abuse and misuse in Jordan: An observational study from community pharmacies and user experiences.

Name of University: University of Jordan, Award gained by the student: MPhil, Thesis title: Opthlamic drug abuse and misuse in Jordan: An observational study from community pharmacies and a survey of ophthalmologists.

Name of University: Waterford Institute of Technology, Award gained by the student: MPhil, Thesis title: Teachers’ perspectives on their role in school based alcohol and cannabis prevention.

Name of University: Waterford Institute of Technology, Award gained by the student: MPhil, Thesis title: Social Processes and Connectivity in Irish Volunteering.

Name of University: Waterford Institute of Technology, Award gained by the student: MPhil, Thesis title: A Social Norms Approach to Drug Prevention in the Irish Context.

Name of University: Waterford Institute of Technology, Award gained by the student: MPhil, Thesis title: A Grounded Theory of Detoxification-Seeking Among Heroin Users in South East Ireland.

Name of University: University College Dublin, Award gained by the student: PhD, Thesis title: Optimising Hepatitis C Treatment for Prisoners: A Mixed Methods Investigation.

Name of University: Stellenbosch University, Award gained by the student: PhD, Thesis title: Misuse of codeine in South Africa: A multifaceted study of the nature and extent of the problem.

Name of University: Liverpool John Moore's University, Award gained by the student: PhD, Thesis title: Exploration of the female use of human enhancement drugs

Name of University: Liverpool John Moore's University, Award gained by the student: PhD, Thesis title: An exploration of the female use of unlicensed weight loss drugs.

Name of University: Waterford Institute of Technology, Award gained by the student: PhD, Thesis title: IDUHED’: An Ethno Pharmacological Study of the injecting use of Human Enhancement Drugs.

Name of University: University of Manchester, Award gained by the student: PhD, Thesis title: The Sick Note An Exploratory study of General Practitioners working in the Republic of Ireland.

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Visiting Research Professor., Organisation: Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS). Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA.

Fellowship title: Visiting Professor., Organisation: Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL), Portugal.

Fellowship title: Visiting Research Fellow., Organisation: Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moore’s University, United Kingdom.

Fellowship title: Visiting Research Fellow., Organisation: Institute for Health, Medical Sciences and Society, Glyndŵr University, Wales, United Kingdom.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Focus Ireland Research Advisory Board

International Society of Pharmacovigilence (ISOP)., International Society of Pharmacovigilence (ISOP).

South African Addiction Medicine Society (SAAMS)., South African Addiction Medicine Society (SAAMS).

International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA)., International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA).

National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Virtual Collaboratory (By Invitation in October 2009). http://www.drugabuse.gov/College of Drugs and Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee; International Program in Addiction Studies (IPAS); International Addiction Research Ethics Working Group; International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group., NIDA

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Additional Grants Awarded in the past. National Research Grants Awarded 2012 Van Hout, MC Recipient of an FP7 Proposal Preparation Coordinator Support CS/2012/536- Marie Curie Actions- Therapeutic and non therapeutic codeine use, misuse and dependence. Funded by the Enterprise Ireland Industrial Research and Commercialisation Committee (IRCC). Valued at €12,800. 2013. Brennan, R. Irish Research Council Postgraduate Funding Award. IDUHED’: An Ethno Pharmacological Study of the injecting use of Human Enhancement Drugs. GOIPG/2013/326. Supervisors. Van Hout, MC and Wells, J. 3 year Phd funding valued at €72,000. 2013. Van Hout, MC. COMMERCIALISATION FUND PROGRAMME 2013.Commercial Case Feasibility Support. Funded by the Enterprise Ireland Industrial Research and Commercialisation Committee (IRCC). Valued at €14,000. 2015 Bates, G., Hearne, E; Van Hout, MC., McVeigh, J. Evaluation of the National Pharmacy Needle Exchange in Ireland. In collaboration with the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom Funded by the Health Service Executive. Valued at €10, 135. 2015 Prevalence of Problematic Opiate Drug Use in Ireland using Indirect Statistical Methods. In collaboration with the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom (Hay, G., Jaddoa, A., Cyston, J., Webster, J., Van Hout, MC, Rael dos Santos, A. Funded by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol (NACDA). Valued at €77,496. 2017. Van Hout, MC, Henriques, S., Wells, J. Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) injecting in Ireland: an in depth study of injecting groups, practices, health implications and service utilization. WIT President’s PhD Scholarship Programme 2016. Valued at €66,000. Regional Research Grants Awarded 2006 Van Hout, MC Exploratory Research to assess the extent of Cocaine Use in the Cabra Area of Dublin, Ireland. Funded by the Cabra Resource Centre, Dublin, Ireland. This participatory action research project involved a large scale survey and qualitative thematic analysis of interviews with relevant agencies, primary care and community drug service providers, schools, nightclubs, parents, youth groups etc and a small scale ethnographic study of known drug users accessing a treatment centre. Focus groups were also conducted with a large sample of young people (12-18 years) including young Travellers, accessing schools, sporting clubs and youth training centres, in addition to a group of young people in prison aftercare (18-25 years). Valued at €16,000. 2007 Van Hout, MC Drug and Alcohol Use among 15-17 year olds in County Carlow, Ireland. Funded by the Carlow Community Partnership. This participatory action research project involved a large scale survey and qualitative thematic analysis of interviews and focus groups with relevant agencies, primary care and health service providers, schools, youth services, community drugs initiatives, parents, teachers, sporting clubs etc and a series of interviews and focus groups with young people (15-17 years) in a variety of locations both rural and urban in County Carlow, Ireland. This study included a small subset of young Irish Travellers. Valued at €11,000. 2009 Van Hout, MC Substance Misuse in the Traveller Community - Regional Needs Assessment Funded by the Western Regional Drugs Task Force (WRDTF), Ireland. This participatory action research project focused on a regional needs assessment amongst Traveller relating to substance misuse and aimed to achieve a greater understanding into; the perceived prevalence and reasons behind substance misuse in the Traveller community in the Western Region of Ireland; impact of substance misuse on the Traveller community and Traveller needs surrounding existing primary care and new community drug services relating to prevention and treatment of substance misuse in the Western Region of Ireland. A qualitative thematic analysis of interviews and focus groups with Travellers and community/health stakeholders was conducted in order to illustrate, compare and contrast the varied perspectives of Traveller substance use. Valued at €32,000. 2009 Van Hout, MC Voices of young people in Co. Cavan (Ireland) on Service Provision, Drugs and Alcohol Issues. Funded by the North Eastern Region Drugs Task Force (NERDTF), and Co. Cavan VEC. A descriptive statistical analysis and thematic analysis of workshops and posters garnered by the Co. Cavan VEC, in conjunction with the North Eastern Region Drugs Task Force (NEDRTF) and Youth Service Providers following a regional youth event. Valued at €5,000. 2009 Van Hout, MC Traveller Health and Primary Health Care Frameworks. Funded by Pavee Point, National Travellers Centre, Dublin, Ireland. This participatory action research project involved a literature review on Traveller health and factors impacting on Primary Care service utilisation, and a focus group with 12 national stakeholders representing the Traveller community and Primary Care Coordinators. The research document was used as lobby document for improved Traveller health equity in the design of Primary Care Teams. Valued at €6,000. 2010 Van Hout, MC, McElrath, K & McGee, L Experiences of Young People of Substance Use & Peer Education in the North East Region. Funded by the North Eastern Regional Drugs Task Force (NERDTF), Ireland. This project involved a large scale regional prevalence survey administered to a random sample of single sex, mixed, VEC and private schools in the North Eastern Region of Ireland, and involved a comparative analysis of schools partaking in a peer education programme and those receiving SHPE. Valued at €5,000. 2010 Van Hout, MC An Evaluation of a Primary School based Drug Educational Intervention. Funded by the Health Service Executive- South East, Ireland. A mixed method evaluation based on triangulation of quantitative and qualitative data from focus groups with teachers, trainers, parents, students and principals involved in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. Valued at €5,000. 2010 McDonnell, A & Van Hout, MC A Grounded Theory of Detoxification-Seeking Among Heroin Users in South East Ireland. Funded by the South East Region Drugs Task Force (SERDTF). A large scale participatory action research study of opiate dependency and needs analysis around heroin detoxification using interviews and focus groups with users and primary care, and community drug stakeholders in the South Eastern region. Valued at €34,000. 2011 Van Hout, MC & McElrath, K An Independent review of drug & alcohol service users needs in the area of treatment & rehabilitation within the western region. Funded by the Service Users Support Team (SUST)/Western Region Drugs Task Force (WRDTF). A participatory action research project involving a large scale regional survey of service users in counties Mayo, Roscommon and Galway, in depth interviews and focus groups with addiction counselors, key mental health, community drug and primary care staff, and a small series of case studies with service users. This research involved cross border collaboration between Waterford Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland and Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Valued at €12,900. 2011 Van Hout, MC & Bingham, T Holding Pattern: An exploratory study of the lived experiences of those on methadone maintenance in Dublin North East. Funded by the Dublin North East Drugs Task Force (DNEDTF). This participatory action research project involved a series of focus groups with a Client Forum and semi structured interviews with participants in four Special Community Employment schemes in the Dublin North East Drugs Task Force area, with specific focus on issues relating to Methadone, primary care methadone treatment and community detoxification, as part of the Special Community Employment Scheme. Valued at €5,000. 2011 Van Hout, MC & Bingham, T An exploratory study of injecting mephedrone use in Ireland. Part funded by the Irish Needle Exchange Forum (INEF). This qualitative study using in depth interviewing, which explored IDU practices amongst Mephedrone users in Dublin, with a specific focus on perceived injecting outcomes, harms and harm reducing practices. Valued at €1,200. 2012 Van Hout, MC & Bingham, T A Rapid Assessment Research (RAR) and a mapping exercise to estimate levels of drug and alcohol related public nuisance during business and out of hours in the area between Christchurch and the IFSC and Parnell Square to St Stephens Green. Funded by the Dublin City Strategic Response Group. This RAR using brief surveying, interviews, and focus groups with drug users and key community, health and business stakeholders, environmental mapping and photographical analysis of drug related littering and public nuisance in order to assemble an evidence base around perceived anti-social behaviour associated with the provision of drug treatment in Dublin’s city centre, upon which to build a strategic response incorporating short/medium/long term goals and targeted health related actions within the area. Valued at €10,000. 2012 Van Hout, MC & Bingham, T Family Experiences of Home and Self Detoxification Processes. Funded by the Mid-Western Region Drugs Task Force (MWRDTF). Participatory action research project using focus groups with families and interviews with homeless individuals with experience of home/self-detoxification in order to inform regional strategy around primary care and community based supports. Valued at €6,000. 2012 Van Hout, MC & Bingham, T General Practitioner (GP) attitudes, experiences and perspectives on the provision of methadone maintenance treatment. Funded by the Dublin North East Drugs Task Force (DNEDTF). Qualitative study investigating primary care perspectives on provision of methadone treatment in the community using interviews and focus groups with GPs Valued at €6000. 2012 Van Hout, MC & Bingham, T Review of a Youth Residential Detoxification Service. Funded by Aiseiri Treatment Group. A participatory action research project involving a telephone interviewer administered survey with clients, family members and primary care referral agencies in the South East of Ireland. Valued at €3,000. 2015 Van Hout, MC & Hearne, E An exploratory community based study of use of ‘Spice’ in North East Ireland. Funded by the Co. Monaghan HSE and Teach na nDaoine. A participatory action research project using qualitative interviewing and focus groups with key primary care, addiction psychiatry and community stakeholders and users in order to inform community, mental health and addiction supports. Valued at €4,500. 2016 Van Hout, MC Evaluation of Family Support Project in the Dublin North Traveller Community. Funded by the Dublin North Drugs Task Force. A participatory action research project using qualitative interviewing and focus groups with Travellers, key primary care, mental health, addiction psychiatry and community stakeholders in order to enhance primary care and drug service pathways and Traveller engagement. Valued at €3,500.

Describe the Professional Activities: Van Hout, MC., Mhlunga, R., & Rusakaniko, S (2017). Independent Evaluation of Project XSS V02 HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings in Sub Saharan Africa. The UNODC project aimed to support responses to HIV in prisons in Angola, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania (+Zanzibar), Zambia & Zimbabwe. United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria.

Describe the Professional Activities: Van Hout, MC (2015). Independent Evaluation of Project XAFK 45: Response to the Social and Livelihood Needs for HIV/AIDS Prevention in East Africa. The UNODC project aimed to support the provision of basic social assistance services within the framework of sustainable livelihood services to individuals affected by drug use and HIV/ADS, current and former prisoners in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. OPEC Fund for International Development. United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria.

Describe the Professional Activities: 2017 Expert Reviewer. Medical Research Council. United Kingdom.

Describe the Professional Activities: 2017 Expert Reviewer. Research Foundation - Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, FWO), Belgium.

Describe the Professional Activities: 2014 Chair and Expert Reviewer of the accreditation of a harm reduction course for the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP), established by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI, the pharmacy regulator) to oversee the development and management of the continuing professional development system for the pharmacy profession in Ireland.

Describe the Professional Activities: 2017 Expert Validation Panel Reviewer. BA(Hons) in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Addiction. Institute of Technology Tralee. Tralee, Ireland.

Describe the Professional Activities: Expert Reviewer. Joint Call Secretariat: European Research Area on Network on Illicit Drugs (ERANID).

Describe the Professional Activities: Independent Evaluation Consultant United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna International Centre, 1400 Vienna, Austria.

Describe the Professional Activities: Policy Advisor. Pavee Point National Travellers Centre, 46 North Great Charles Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland. http://paveepoint.ie/. Responsible for the compiling of Traveller Policy and Briefing documents on behalf of Pavee Point National Travellers Centre for government bodies, state departments and regional agencies. Management of research initiatives in the area of Travellers and other ethnic migrant minorities (Roma) in terms of accessing primary care, health, accommodation, education, substance misuse and legal status.

Research Grants Awarded:

European Commission DG Justice, NPS: transnational project on different user groups, user characteristics, extent and patterns of use, market dynamics, and best practices in prevention., Lead Applicant University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Goethe University, Germany; ISCTE-IUL Portugal; Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Poland; Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary., Grant value (£): 500,000, Duration of research project: 24 months

European Commission DG Justice, CASSANDRA (Computer Assisted Solutions for Studying the Availability and Distribution of novel psychoActive substances), Lead Applicant Kings College London., Grant value (£): 500,000, Duration of research project: 36 months

National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Travel Bursary for Early Career Investigators, United States of America., Grant value (£): 2000

Society for the Study of Addictions, Recipient of the Society for the Study of Addictions Bursary, United Kingdom., Grant value (£): 1000

FP7. Marie Curie Industry and Academia Partnerships and Pathways, CODEMISUSED Funded under the Life Science Division of the Marie Curie Industry and Academia Partnerships and Pathways. €2.04 million. 27 researchers in three partner countries (Ireland, UK and South Africa), Kings College London, Weldricks Pharmacy, Cara Pharmacy, South African Medical Council, Local Choice Pharmacy, Grant value (£): 2, Duration of research project: 48 months