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Mrs Petra Collins

Mrs Petra Collins

Telephone: 0151 231 4290

Biography

Petra Collins joined the Public Health Institute (PHI) in 2007 as a Database Assistant for the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) on the Criminal Justice Team. In 2009, she became a Research Assistant, and her main role was to provide data monitoring and research on DIP across Merseyside, and to liaise closely with Merseyside Police, local Commissioners and Drug and Alcohol Teams involved with DIP in the region. Following a restructure within PHI in 2013, she became part of the Intelligence and Surveillance Monitoring Team, whilst continuing her work on DIP. In 2014, she spent five months seconded to PHE as a part-time Research Analyst, working on the North West branch of the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) Team. Petra also engages with other data monitoring and research within the Intelligence and Surveillance Monitoring Team, as well as across the Institute. This has included working with the Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG), Drug Related Death data gathering from Liverpool’s Coroner’s Office, and nightlife research.

Degrees

2007, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Health (Promotion, Policy and Research)
2003, Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland, BSc Health, Fitness and Leisure Studies

Academic appointments

DIP Research Assistant, Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - present

Publications

Report

Collins P, Critchley KA, Whitfield M. 2018. Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - Knowsley Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017) Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - Knowsley Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017)

Critchley KA, Collins P, Whitfield M. 2018. Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - Sefton Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017) Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - Sefton Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017)

Critchley KA, Collins P, Whitfield M. 2018. Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - St Helens Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017) Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - St Helens Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017)

Critchley KA, Collins P, Whitfield M. 2018. Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - Wirral Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017) Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - Wirral Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017)

Collins P, Critchley KA, Whitfield M. 2018. Criminal Justice Project: Liverpool Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017) Criminal Justice Project: Liverpool Drug Testing Profile (2014 to 2017)

Critchley KA, Collins P, Whitfield M. 2017. Knowsley DIP Activity Profile (2016/17) Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - Knowsley DIP Activity Profile (2016/17)

Collins P, Critchley KA, Whitfield M. 2017. Sefton DIP Activity Profile (2016/17) Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - Sefton DIP Activity Profile (2016/17)

Collins P, Critchley KA, Whitfield M. 2017. St Helens DIP Activity Profile (2016/17) Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - St Helens DIP Activity Profile (2016/17)

Collins P, Critchley KA, Whitfield M. 2017. Wirral DIP Activity Profile (2016/17) Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme - Wirral DIP Activity Profile (2016/17)

Collins P, Critchley K, Whitfield M. 2017. Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme. Re-offending of clients testing positive for class A drugs across Merseyside. Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme. Re-offending of clients testing positive for class A drugs across Merseyside.

Critchley K, Collins P, Cuddy K, Whitfield M, McVeigh J. 2016. Merseyside Annual DIP Report: DIP Activity (April 2014 – March 2015) Merseyside Annual DIP Report: DIP Activity (April 2014 – March 2015)

Cuddy K, Collins P, Whitfield M, McVeigh J. 2015. DIP Merseyside Demographic Report 2013/14: An evaluation of DIP’s Impact on Offending. DIP Merseyside Demographic Report 2013/14: An evaluation of DIP’s Impact on Offending >Link

Collins P, Cuddy K, Whitfield M, McVeigh J. 2015. DIP Merseyside Drug Testing Report (April 2013 - March 2014) DIP Merseyside Drug Testing Report (April 2013 - March 2014)

Collins P, Cuddy K, Whitfield M, McVeigh J. 2014. Powder Cocaine & Opiate/Crack Users: A comparative study of the characteristics of DIP clients in Merseyside (April 12 - March 13) Powder Cocaine & Opiate/Crack Users: A comparative study of the characteristics of DIP clients in Merseyside (April 12 - March 13)

Cuddy K, Collins P, McVeigh J. 2013. An Evaluation of DIP's impact on offending in Merseyside An Evaluation of DIP's impact on offending in Merseyside

Collins P, Marr A, Cuddy K, Hay G, McVeigh J, Whitfield M. 2013. Treatment Outcomes for DIP Clients in Liverpool (July 11 - June 12) Treatment Outcomes for DIP Clients in Liverpool (July 11 - June 12)

Howarth P, Duffy P. 2012. Merseyside DIP OCU Report (April 2007 - March 2011) Merseyside DIP OCU Report (April 2007 - March 2011)

Howarth P, Duffy P. 2012. Treatment Outcomes for DIP Clients in Merseyside (January-December 2011) Treatment Outcomes for DIP Clients in Merseyside (January-December 2011)

Howarth P, Duffy P. 2012. Merseyside DIP OCU report (April 2007-March 2011) Merseyside DIP OCU report (April 2007-March 2011)

Collins P, Duffy P, Hurst A, Marr A. 2012. Treatment Outcomes for DIP clients in Merseyside (January - December 2011) Treatment Outcomes for DIP clients in Merseyside (January - December 2011)

Howarth P, Duffy P, Gibbons C, Marr A. 2011. Treatment Outcomes for DIP Clients in Merseyside (Spetember 2010 - June 2011) Treatment Outcomes for DIP Clients in Merseyside (Spetember 2010 - June 2011)

Poster

Howarth P, Cuddy K, Hurst A. 2010. Cocaine, treatment and public health: A case study in Merseyside and Cheshire International Harm ReductionAcademy Conference