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Prof Marie-Claire Van Hout

Prof Marie-Claire Van Hout

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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 18 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, the Middle East and Sub Saharan Africa, performance and image enhancement, and key populations. 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 regularly consults for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (ENCDDA), 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.

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

Academic appointments

Professor of Public Health Policy and Practice, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, 2017 - 2017
Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, 2004 - 2017

Publications

Highlighted publications

Mhlanga-Gunda R, Motsomi-Moshoeshoe N, Plugge E, Van Hout MC. 2020. Challenges in ensuring robust research and reporting of health outcomes in sub-Saharan African prisons The Lancet Global Health, 8 :e25-e26 DOI Author Url Public Url

Van Hout M, Mhlanga-Gunda R. 2019. ‘Mankind owes to the child the best that it has to give’: Prison conditions and the health situation and rights of circumstantial children incarcerated in Sub Saharan African prisons. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Afifi M, Abushams L, El-Sakka M, Shehada M, Afifi R, Alloush M, Rabee A, Kewley S, Quigg Z, Whitfield M, McVeigh J, Wazaify M, Van Hout M. 2019. Perspectives of frontline professionals on Palestinian children's experiences of parental and sibling drug abuse in the West Bank and Gaza. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Chem ED, Van Hout MC, Hope V. 2019. Treatment outcomes and antiretroviral uptake in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infected patients in Sub Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis BMC Infectious Diseases, 19 DOI Author Url Public Url

Van Hout M. 2019. Independent Evaluation of PSEY13. Supporting the establishment of evidence-based drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation system for the Palestine National Rehabilitation Centre. Independent Evaluation of PSEY13. Supporting the establishment of evidence-based drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation system for the Palestine National Rehabilitation Centre. Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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. Publisher Url Public Url

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. 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).

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 Author Url

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. Substance Misuse in the Traveller Community - Regional Needs Assessment

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

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 Publisher Url

Journal article

Hearne E, Wazaify M, Van Hout M, Atkinson A, McVeigh J. 2020. Anabolic-androgenic steroid use in the Middle East: A Scoping Study of extant literature. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Public Url

Mhlanga-Gunda R, Motsomi-Moshoeshoe N, Plugge E, Van Hout MC. 2020. Challenges in ensuring robust research and reporting of health outcomes in sub-Saharan African prisons The Lancet Global Health, 8 :e25-e26 DOI Author Url Public Url

Bates G, Van Hout M, Tay J, McVeigh J. 2019. Treatments for people who use anabolic androgenic steroids: a scoping review. Harm Reduction Journal, 16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout M, Scheibein F. 2019. A scoping review of injecting route of administration of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) in marginalised drug users (MDU). Journal of Substance Use: for nursing, health and social care, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout M, Mhlanga-Gunda R. 2019. ‘Mankind owes to the child the best that it has to give’: Prison conditions and the health situation and rights of circumstantial children incarcerated in Sub Saharan African prisons. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Felvinczi K, Benschop A, Urbán R, Van Hout MC, Dąbrowska K, Hearne E, Henriques S, Kaló Z, Kamphausen G, Silva JP, Wieczorek Ł, Werse B, Bujalski M, Demetrovics Z, Korf D. 2019. Discriminative characteristics of marginalised novel psychoactive users: A transnational study International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI Author Url

Van Hout MC. 2019. Editor’s foreword Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 18 :509-510 DOI Author Url

Werse B, Benschop A, Kamphausen G, Van Hout MC, Henriques S, Silva J, Dabrowksa K, Wieczorek L, Bujalski M, Felvinczi K, Korf D. 2019. Sharing, group-buying, social supply, offline and online dealers: how users in a sample from six European countries procure new psychoactive substances (NPS). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17 :1237-1251 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Harrison R, Eckley L, Timpson H, Blickem C, Van Hout M. 2019. Exploring Charity Worker Perceptions of the Social Value and Sustainability of Solar Lighting in Malawi, Kenya and Zambia: A Scoping Study Journal of Sustainable Development Africa, 21 Publisher Url Public Url

Afifi M, Abushams L, El-Sakka M, Shehada M, Afifi R, Alloush M, Rabee A, Kewley S, Quigg Z, Whitfield M, McVeigh J, Wazaify M, Van Hout M. 2019. Perspectives of frontline professionals on Palestinian children's experiences of parental and sibling drug abuse in the West Bank and Gaza. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Chem ED, Van Hout MC, Hope V. 2019. Treatment outcomes and antiretroviral uptake in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infected patients in Sub Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis BMC Infectious Diseases, 19 DOI Author Url Public Url

Crowley D, Murtagh R, Cullen W, Keevans M, Laird E, McHugh T, McKiernan S, Miggin SJ, O'Connor E, O'Reilly D, Betts-Symonds G, Tobin C, Van Hout MC, Lambert JS. 2019. Evaluating peer-supported screening as a hepatitis C case-finding model in prisoners Harm Reduction Journal, 16 :42-42 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout M-C, Mhlanga-Gunda R. 2019. Prison health situation and health rights of young people incarcerated in sub-Saharan African prisons and detention centres: a scoping review of extant literature. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Horan A, Van Hout M. 2019. Mapping Service User Needs to inform location of a Supervised Injecting Room. Heroin Addiction And Related Clinical Problems, Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout MC, Al-Afifi MF, Abushams L, Kewley S, Quigg Z, Whitfield M, McVeigh J, Wazaify M. 2019. Palestinian children's experiences of drug abuse in the home in the Occupied Territories of Palestine: A scoping review of extant literature International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Crowley D, Lambert JS, Betts-Symonds G, Cullen W, Keevans M, Kelly E, Laird E, McHugh T, McKiernan S, Miggin SJ, Murphy C, Murtagh R, O’reilly D, Tobin C, Van Hout MC. 2019. The seroprevalence of untreated chronic hepatitis c virus (HCV) infection and associated risk factors in male irish prisoners: A cross-sectional study, 2017 Eurosurveillance, 24 DOI Author Url Public Url

Lambert JS, Murtagh R, Menezes D, O Carroll A, Murphy C, O Connor E, Cullen W, McHugh T, McCombe G, Van Hout MC. 2019. 'HepCheck Dublin': An Intensified Hepatitis C Screening Programme in a Homeless Population Demonstrates the Need for Alternative Models of Care BMC Infectious Diseases, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wazaify M, Abushams L, Van Hout MC. 2019. Abuse of sulfonylureas: Is factitious hypoglycemia a cause for concern? International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 41 :3-5 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Al-Khalaileh W, Abu-Farha R, Wazaify M, Van Hout MC. 2019. Ophthalmic drug abuse: An observational study from community pharmacies Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, DOI Author Url Public Url

Korf D, Benschop A, Werse B, Kamphausen G, Felvinczi K, Dabrowska K, Henriques S, Nabben T, Wieczorek L, Bujalski M, Kalo Z, Hearne E, Van Hout MC. 2019. How and where to find NPS users: A comparison of methods in a cross-national survey amongst three groups of current users of new psychoactive substances in Europe International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout MC, Crowley D, O’Dea S, Clarke S. 2019. Chasing the rainbow: pleasure, sex-based sociality and consumerism in navigating and exiting the Irish Chemsex scene Culture, Health and Sexuality, DOI Author Url Public Url

Wells JSG, Bergin M, Van Hout MC, Mc Guinness P, De Pleissis J, Rich E, Dada S, Wells R, Gooney M. 2019. Purchasing Over The Counter (OTC) Medicinal Products Containing Codeine - Easy Access, Advertising, Misuse and Perceptions of Medicinal Risk Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 21 :286-295 DOI Author Url

Crowley D, Van Hout MC, Murphy C, Kelly E, Lambert JS, Cullen W. 2018. Hepatitis C virus screening and treatment in Irish prisons from a governor and prison officer perspective - A qualitative exploration Health and Justice, 6 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Crowley D, Van Hout MC, Lambert J, Cullen W, Kelly E, Murphy C. 2018. Barriers and facilitators to Hepatitis C (HCV) Screening and Treatment – A Prisoners’ Perspective Harm Reduction Journal, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout MC, Wazaify M, Abu Farha R, Al-Husseini A. 2018. Community Pharmacists Experience of Pregabalin Abuse and Misuse: A Quantitative Study from Jordan Journal of Substance Use, 24 :273-279 DOI Public Url

Van Hout MC. 2018. The Controversies, Challenges and Complexities of Lyme Disease: A Narrative Review. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 21 :429-436 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout MC. 2018. Medicinal products detected as Novel Psychoactive Substances: the case of intravenous use of Tropicamide. Heroin Addiction And Related Clinical Problems, 20 :51-53 Publisher Url Public Url

Kassai S, Rácz J, Kaló Z, Van Hout MC. 2018. Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCs) in metaphors: A metaphorical analysis of user experiences of synthetic cannabinoids in two countries. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI Public Url

Van Hout MC, Gunda R. 2018. Contemporary women prisoners health experiences, unique prison health care needs and health care outcomes in Sub Saharan Africa: A scoping review of extant literature. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18 DOI Author Url Public Url

Harrison R, Van Hout MC, Cochrane M, Eckley L, Noonan R, Timpson H, Sumnall H. 2018. Experiences of Sustainable Abstinence-Based Recovery: an Exploratory Study of Three Recovery Communities (RC) in England International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI Public Url

Wells J, Bergin M, Van Hout MC, McGuinness P, Du Plessis J, Rich E, Dada S, Wells R, Gooney M. 2018. Purchasing Over The Counter (OTC) Medicinal Products Containing Codeine - A Comparative Exploratory Survey In Three Countries Of Customers’ Knowledge, Use And Perceptions Of Risks Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Url

Al-Husseini A, Van Hout MC, Wazaify M. 2018. Pregabalin Misuse and Abuse: A Scoping Review of Extant Literature Journal of Drug Issues, 48 :356-376 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout MC, Crowley D, McBride A, Delargy I. 2018. Optimizing Treatment in Opiate Dependency: results from a national key stakeholder and expert focus group in Ireland BMC Family Practice, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Brennan R, Wells JSG, Van Hout M. 2018. “Saving Face”: An Online Study of the Injecting Use of DIY Botox and Dermal Filler Kits Plastic Surgery, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout MC, Benschop A, Bujalski M, Dabrowska K, Demetrovics Z, Felvinczi K, Hearne E, Henriques S, Kaló Z, Kamphausen G, Korf D, Silva JP, Wieczorek L, Werse B. 2018. 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, 16 :480-495 DOI Author Url Public Url

Carney T, Wells J, Parry CDH, McGuinness P, Harris R, Van Hout MC. 2018. A comparative analysis of pharmacists' perspectives on codeine use and misuse - a three country survey SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PREVENTION AND POLICY, 13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Brennan R, Wells J, Van Hout MC. 2018. “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, 6 :21-27 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout MC. 2018. A narrative review of the naturally occurring inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) called phenibut in dietary supplements. Performance Enhancement and Health, DOI Public Url

Al-Husseini A, Wazaify M, Abu-Farha R, Van Hout MC. 2018. Pregabalin Dispensing Patterns in Amman-Jordan: an Observational Study from Community Pharmacies Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Al-Khalaileh W, Wazaify M, Van Hout MC. 2018. The Misuse and Abuse of Ophthalmic Preparations:a Scoping Review of Clinical Case Presentations and Extant Literature International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Claffey C, Crowley D, MacLachlan M, Van Hout MC. 2017. Exploring Irish Travellers’ experiences of Opioid Substitute Treatment: A Phenomenological Study Heroin Addiction And Related Clinical Problems, 19 Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout MC. 2017. Pregabalin Misuse and Abuse in Jordan: a Qualitative Study of User Experiences Internatinal Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI Author Url Public Url

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, 186 :555-563 DOI Author Url Public Url

van Hout MC, Hearne E. 2017. Shake ‘N Bake: the Migration of ‘Pervitin’ to Ireland International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 15 :919-927 DOI Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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, 5 :112-119 Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Public Url

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, Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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, 15 :985-992 DOI Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

McVeigh J, Hearne E, bates G, van hout . 2016. Community pharmacist experiences of providing needle and syringe programmes in Ireland Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, DOI Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Public Url

McVeigh J, Germain J, van Hout MC. 2016. 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 Author Url Public Url

Hearne E, Grund JPC, 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, DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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

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

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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

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. SMART: An Internet study of users experiences of synthetic tanning Performance Enhancement and Health, 3 :3-14 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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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

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 Author Url

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

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, 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 Author Url

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

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

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

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, 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, 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. Mothers' experiences of their children's detoxification in the home: Results from a pilot study Community Practitioner, 85 :30-33 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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

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 Author Url

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, 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 Author Url

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

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

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 Author Url

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

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 Author Url

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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

McVeigh J, Hearne E, Bates G, van Hout . Community pharmacist experiences of providing needle and pharmacy programmes in Ireland Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 13 DOI Author Url Public Url

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

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

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

Van Hout MC, Bingham T. ‘Silk Road’, The virtual drug marketplace: A single case study of user experiences. International Journal of Drug Policy, 5 :385-391 DOI

Van Hout MC, Thorley K, Foley M. Difficulties encountered in sickness certification: A GP focus group study Journal of Occupational Medicine, 5 :369-372 DOI

Van Hout MC, Brennan R, Wells J. "Blood letting"-Self-phlebotomy in injecting anabolic-androgenic steroids within performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) culture International Journal of Drug Policy, 55 :47-50 DOI Author Url Public Url

Van Hout MC, Crowley D, McBride A, Delargy I. Piloting online self-audit of methadone treatment in Irish general practice: results, reflections and educational outcomes BMC Medical Education, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Crowley D, Lambert JS, Cullen W, Van Hout MC. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) screening in people who inject drugs (PWID) and prisoners - a narrative review of extant literature Heroin Addiction And Related Clinical Problems, Public Url

Delargy I, Crowley D, Van Hout MC. Twenty years on, the Methadone Treatment Protocol in Ireland: Reflections on General Practice Harm Reduction Journal, DOI Author Url Public Url

Crowley D, Murtagh R, Cullen W, Lambert J, McHugh T, Van Hout MC. Hepatitis C Virus infection in Irish drug users and prisoners : a scoping review BMC Infectious Diseases, DOI Author Url Public Url

Al-Khalaileh W, Abu Farha R, Van Hout M, Wazaify M. Opthalmic drug abuse and misuse in Jordan: An Observational Study from Community Pharmacies in Amman. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Crowley D, Van Hout M, Murphy C, Kelly E, Lambert J, Cullen W. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) Screening and Treatment in Irish Prisons from a Nurse Managers’ Perspective - A Qualitative Exploration. BMC Nursing, DOI Author Url Public Url

Crowley D, Murtagh R, Cullen W, Keevans M, Laird E, McHugh T, McKiernan S, Miggin SJ, O'Reilly D, Betts Symonds G, Tobin C, Van Hout M, Lambert J. Evaluating the impact of peer supported mass Hepatitis C screening initiative in prisoners. Harm Reduction Journal, Public Url

Van Hout M, Gunda R. Prison health situation and rights of juveniles incarcerated in Sub Saharan African prisons. BMC International Health and Human Rights, Public Url

Crowley D, Van Hout M, Lambert J, Cullen W. “Competing priorities and second chances” - A qualitative exploration of prisoners’ journeys through the Hepatitis C continuum of care. PLoS One, DOI Author Url Public Url

Van Hout M, Henriques S, Teixiera A. Virtual community of researchers and prevention experts: approximating drug research and practice fields. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, Public Url

Mhlanga Gunda R, Motsomi N, Plugge E, Van Hout M. Challenges in ensuring robust and ethical health research and the reporting of health outcomes and standards in sub-Saharan African prisons. The Lancet Global Health,

Benschop A, Urbán R, Kapitány-Fövény F, Van Hout M, Dąbrowska K, Felvinczi K, Hearne E, Henriques S, Kaló, Z, Kamphausen, G, Silva J, Wieczorek L, Werse B, Bujalski M, Korf D, Demetrovics Z. Why do people use new psychoactive substances? Development of a new measurement tool in six European countries Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Public Url

Al-Khalaileh W, Abu-Farha R, Van Hout M, Wazaify M. Opthalmic Drug Abuse: Knowledge, attitude and Practice (KAP) among Ophthalmologists. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Public Url

Brennan R, Van Hout M. “Bursting the Lyrica bubble”: experiences of pregabalin use in individuals accessing opioid substitution treatment in Dublin. Heroin Addiction And Related Clinical Problems,

Havnes I, Lindvik Jørstad M, McVeigh J, Van Hout M, Bjørnebekk A. The anabolic-androgenic steroid treatment gap: a national study of substance use disorder treatment. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, Public Url

Scheibein F, Wells J, Henriques S, Van Hout M. Slam sex’ - sexualised injecting drug use (‘SIDU’) - A scoping review. Journal of Homosexuality, Public Url

Van Hout M, Mhlanga-Gunda R, Kewley S. Using performance and theatre arts in HIV interventions and HIV programming in sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review of extant literature Journal of Sustainable Development Africa, Public Url

Hillis A, Germain J, Hope V, McVeigh J, Van Hout M. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM): A scoping review on PrEP service delivery and programming. AIDS and Behavior, Public Url

Benschop A, Urbán R, Kapitány-Fövény M, Van Hout M, Dąbrowska, K, Felvinczi, , K, Hearne E, Henriques, S, Kaló Z, Kamphausen G, Silva J, Wieczorek L, Werse B, Bujalski M, Korf D, Demetrovics Z. Why do people use new psychoactive substances? Development of a new measurement tool in six European countries. Journal of Psychopharmacology, Public Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Van Hout MC. 2019. Editor’s foreword Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 18 :343-344 DOI Author Url

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

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

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 Author Url

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Report

Van Hout M. 2019. Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of Hiv in Prisons Publisher Url Public Url

Van Hout M. 2019. Independent Evaluation of PSEY13. Supporting the establishment of evidence-based drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation system for the Palestine National Rehabilitation Centre. Independent Evaluation of PSEY13. Supporting the establishment of evidence-based drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation system for the Palestine National Rehabilitation Centre. Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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. Publisher Url Public Url

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

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. Evaluation of Family Support Project in the Dublin North Traveller Community.

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, 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. 2015. CODEMISUSED

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

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

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. Review of a Youth Residential Detoxification Service.

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

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

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. An Evaluation of a Primary School based Drug Educational Intervention.

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

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

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

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. Housing and the Traveller Community, Policy Brief 3.

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. 2009. Traveller Health and Primary Health Care Frameworks

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

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

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

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

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 Publisher Url

Van Hout M, Mhlanga Gunda R. Support Project for the SADC-UNODC Regional Programme on Making the SADC Region Safer from Drugs and Crime, with the specific focus on Violence against Women and Children.

Van Hout M. Supporting the establishment of evidence-based drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation system for the Palestine National Rehabilitation Centre.

Conference publication

Lambert J, McHugh T, Perry N, Murphy L, Walsh J, Mantoy-Meade P, Van Hout M, Cullen W. 2018. Development of Hepfriend; a Dublin community hepatitis c peer support model. International Journal of Integrated Care, 18 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Crowley D, Cullen W, Keevans M, Kelly E, Laird E, McKiernan S, Miggin SJ, McHugh T, Murphy C, Murtagh R, O'Reilly D, Betts-Symonds G, Tobin C, Van Hout MC, Lambert J. 2018. The prevalence of chronic untreated hepatitis C virus infection and associated risk factors within a prison population: a cross sectional study JOURNAL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS, 16th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases (ISVHLD) 25 :207-207 Author Url

Other

Chem E, Hope V, Van Hout MC. 2018. Treatment outcomes in multidrug resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy in Sub Saharan Africa. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Chapters

Wilkins C, Rychert M, Byrska B, Van Hout MC, Corazza O, Roman-Urrestarazu A. 2017. Exploring innovative policy responses to NPS and 'legal highs' in New Zealand, Poland, Republic of Ireland and the UK Novel Psychoactive Substances: Policy, Economics and Drug Regulation :57-74 9783319605999 DOI

Van Hout MC, Nielsen S. 2015. Over-the-Counter Codeine—from Therapeutic Use to Dependence, and the Grey Areas in Between Ellenbroek B, Geyer M, Marsden C. The Misuse of Licit and Illicit Drugs in Psychopharmacology DOI Author Url

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, 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. 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

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

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

Van Hout MC. The contemporary complexities of Irish Traveller navigation of drug risk environments. McGregor S, Thom B. Alcohol and Drugs: Framing Dangerous Classes and Dangerous Spaces. Historical and cross-cultural perspectives Routledge Public Url

Van Hout MC, McVeigh J. The use of skin tanning products Van De Ven K, Mulrooney K, McVeigh J. Routledge

Brennan R, Wells J, Van Hout MC. “Beauty through the eye of a needle” – An online study of the injecting practices of people who inject performance and image enhancing drugs (PIED). Van De Ven K, Mulrooney K, McVeigh J. Routledge

Van Hout MC, McVeigh J. The use of sunless synthetic tanning products Van De Ven K, Mulrooney K, McVeigh J. Human enhancement drugs

Internet publication

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).

Book

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

Van Hout MC. 2013. Preface 9781626182325

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

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

External collaboration:

UNODC Occupied Territories of Palestine. 'Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation in the West Bank.', UNODC Project Office. 2018

Institute of Psychiatry, Poland. Assemblages of Risk: New Psychoactive Substances and Risk Amplification., Dr Michal Bujalski. 2018

Oslo University Hospital. Steroid dependence rate among patients in substance use disorder treatment, Prof. Astrid Bjørnebekk. 2018

Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary Contextual motivation and additional factors contributing to being a marginalised NPS user., Prof Zolt Demetrovics, Dr Kati Felvinczi. 2018

Irish College of General Practitioners and the Health Service Executive, Dublin Ireland National Study on Hepatitis C in the methadone treatment cohort., Dr Des Crowley, Dr Ide Delargy Aoife Mcbride. 2018

Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford Ireland. Injecting drug use of novel psychoactive substances within chemsex and problem drug users., Prof. John Wells Florian Scheibein.. 2017

University College Dublin. Recovery from Substance Dependence Associated with Trauma: A Phenomenological Study of Christian Spirituality Pathways in the Healing Process, Dr Sarah Morton. Leah Newcombe. 2017

University of Zimbabwe. College of Community Medicine. Health rights of prisoners: women, children, juveniles, migrants and drug users., Dr Rosemary Gunda. 2017

HepCARE Europe., University College Dublin.. 2016

University College Dublin, School of Medicine. Hepatitis C: Hepfriend in the Community, Prof Jack lambert. 2016

University College Dublin, School of Medicine. Hepatitis C screening, detection, and treatment in the Irish prison population., Prof Walter Cullen Prof Jack Lambert Dr Des Crowley. 2016

University of Hertfordshire. Novel Psychoactive substances, medicines and human enhancement drugs., Dr Ornella Corazza.. 2015

Irish College of General Practitioners, Dublin, Ireland. National Audit Review Committee on Methadone Treatment in Ireland, Dr Ide Delargy Dr Des Crowley. 2015

University College Cork. Use and misuse of pregabalin in Tallaght, Dublin, implications for harm reduction., Dr Rebekah Brennan. 2015

University of Jordan. Prescription Medicine Abuse in the Middle East, Professor Mayyda Wazaify. 2015

University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL) Novel Psychoactive Substances: Prevention and Drug Worker Education. [NPS Transnational], Professor Susana Henriques. 2014

http://www.mrc.co.za/, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit (ATODRU) South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa., Associate Member of Staff.. 2010

External committees:

UNODC Experts Development of a technical guide on the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in Prisons., UNODC, Expert. 2018

The Health Improvement Network (THIN) Data Scientific Review Committee (SRC)., 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, Scientific Reviewer. Responsible for scientific review of submitted research projects using primary healthcare data.. 2015

Expert Advisory Panel of the Australian NDARC funded project entitled ‘Expanding the Capacity of Community Pharmacy to respond to Pharmaceutical Opioid Problems’, University of New South Wales. Principal Investigator: Dr Suzanne Nielsen, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University New South Wales., Expert Advisory Panel Member.. 2015

H2020 MSCA-ITN, European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA). Brussels, Belgium., Vice Chair.. 2015

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions "RISE" (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) panel., European Commission Research Executive Agency. Brussels, Belgium., Expert Reviewer REA Expert Evaluator. 2014

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

University of Jordan, MsC., Opthlamic drug abuse and misuse in Jordan: An observational study from community pharmacies and a survey of ophthalmologists. 2018

Editorial boards:

Journal of Addiction and Mental Health, Associate Editor. 2016

Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Editor in Chief. 2015

Award:

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., EMCDDA. 2014

Membership of professional bodies:

South African Addiction Medicine Society (SAAMS)., South African Addiction Medicine Society (SAAMS).. 2013

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. 2009

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 (£): 2,040,000, Duration of research project: 48 months. 2013

Other Professional Activity:

2018 to date Rapporteur. Life Sciences Evaluation Panel. Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships programme (H2020-MSCA-IF). European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA). Brussels, Belgium..

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

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..

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..

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..

Professional activities

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU GCRF, Understanding and responding to substance use and abuse in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon., McVeigh, J., Quigg, Z., Whitfield, M., Leavey, C., Bigland, C., Kewley, S., with Mr Elie Araj (Executive Director), (Researcher).Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA)/Middle East and North Africa Network of/for People who use Drugs (MENANPUD), Grant value (£): 20468, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2019

Grunenthal, Internet sourcing and unsafe use of controlled drugs (opioids, sedatives and GABA drugs) in the UK ., McVeigh, J., Halsall, D., Abbasi, Y., Grant value (£): 30000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2019

Mainline, Gender based violence among women who use drugs in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania, Sumnall H, Grant value (£): 0, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2019

GCRF, . Palestinian children's experiences of sibling and parental drug abuse in the Occupied Territories of Palestine (West Bank and Gaza) and the Palestinian refugee camps of Jordan, Jim McVeigh, Stephanie Kewley, Zara Quigg, Mayyada Wazaify, Grant value (£): 7500, Duration of research project: 6 monthd. 2018

Horizon 2020. H2020-SC1-2018-Single-Stage-RTD, Integrating and decentralising diabetes and hypertension services in Africa, Shabbar, J (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) (PI); Van Hout, MC (Co Applicant/ Work Package Lead)(Liverpool John Moores Universtiy) (Co Applicant, Work Package Lead); Cullen, W (University College Dublin, Ireland); Lazarus, J (ISGLOBAL, Spain); Bachmann, M (University of East Anglia, UK); Hinderaker, S (University of Bergen, Norway); Birungi, J (Medical Research Council, Uganda); Mghamba, J (National institute of Medical Research, Tanzania)., Grant value (£): €4,196,686.25., Duration of research project: 48 months. 2018

DTA CO FUND, Adverse physiological and psychological consequences and decision-making processes amongst older anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) users., Van Hout, MC., Atkinson, A., Boardley, I., McVeigh, J., Grant value (£): tbc, Duration of research project: 3 year PhD scholarship. 2018

DTA Alliance DTA programmes in Applied Biosciences for Health, Energy and Social Policy., Adverse physiological and psychological consequences and decision-making processes amongst older anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) users., Dr Amanda Atkinson, Mr Jim McVeigh, Dr Ian Boardley, Grant value (£): tbc, Duration of research project: 3 years.. 2018

Global Challenge Research Fund, Infant HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support, prison health standards and their unique health rights in Zimbabwean prisons., Dr Pillay and Prof Burke, LJMU Law, Grant value (£): 9,000, Duration of research project: 2 months. 2018

Global Challenge Research Fund, Investigation into complex childhood traumas and associations with health harming behaviours, health and well-being, amongst youth and young adults in the West Bank and Gaza (and other vulnerable populations)., Quigg, Z (PI), Leavey, C., Van Hout, MC., (Co-Applicant), Whitfield, M., McVeigh, J., Isralowitz, R, Grant value (£): 6397, Duration of research project: 2 months. 2018

Harm Reduction International, Consultancy to research the state of harm reduction funding., Hope, V., Davies, C., Cook, C & Van Hout, MC, Grant value (£): £22,376, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2018

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. 2015

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. 2014

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 (£): 2,040,000, Duration of research project: 48 months. 2013

Society for the Study of Addictions, Recipient of the Society for the Study of Addictions Bursary, United Kingdom., Grant value (£): 1000. 2009

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. 2009

External PGR examinations performed:

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, PhD, Epidemiology of alcohol misuse and licit drug use among young people in occupational groups at risk of HIV.. 2019

University of Sheffield, PhD, Young people's beliefs about new psychoactive substances known as 'legal highs.. 2019

Trinity College Dublin, PhD, Stigma and Identity: An Exploration of Drug Use in West Dublin.. 2017

University of Hertfordshire, Transfer, An epidemiological and psychopathological profile of novel psychoactive substance users in clinical settings.. 2016

University of Hertfordshire, Transfer, The impact of novel psychoactive substances on acute mental health services.. 2016

Waterford Institute of Technology, PhD, The evaluation of carotenoids and antioxidants in human plasma: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA).. 2016

Regents University, PhD, Chasing the MCAT: A phenomenological investigation into meaning and the relationship with Mephedrone in the UK. 2016

Queens University Belfast, PhD, Recreational drug use: A Risky business? An ethnographic account of perceived and experienced risk.. 2012

Award:

Clinical Strategy and Programme. Delargy, I., Crowley, D., & Van Hout, MC (2019). Twenty years on, the Methadone Treatment Protocol in Ireland: Reflections on General Practice Harm Reduction 16(1), pp5. ., Health Service Executive Open Access Research Awards 2019., https://www.lenus.ie/. 2019

Crowley D, Murtagh R, Cullen W, Keevans M, Laird E, Mc Hugh T, Mc Kiernan S, Miggin S, O’Connor E, O’Reilly D, Symonds, G, Tobin C, Van Hout M.C., Lambert JS (2019). Evaluating the impact of peer supported mass Hepatitis C screening initiative in prisoners. Harm Reduction. 16(1):42., Health Service Executive Open Access Research Awards 2019., https://www.lenus.ie/. 2019

Short listed. Crowley, D., Lambert, J., Betts-Symonds, G., Cullen, W., Keevans, M., Kelly, E., Laird, E., McHugh, T., McKiernan, S., Miggin, SJ., Murphy, C., Murtagh, R., O’Reilly, D., Tobin, C., Van Hout, MC (2019). The sero prevalence of chronic untreated Hepatitis C Virus infection and associated risk factors in Irish prisoners: A cross sectional study. Eurosurveillance. 24(14):pii=1800369., Irish Health Care Awards: Research paper of the year, https://www.irishhealthcareawards.ie/2019/en/page/2019-winners. 2019

Crowley D, Murtagh R, Cullen W, Keevans M, Laird E, Mc Hugh T, Mc Kiernan S, Miggin S, O’Connor E, O’Reilly D, Symonds, G, Tobin C, Van Hout M.C., Lambert JS (2019). Evaluating the impact of peer supported mass Hepatitis C screening initiative in prisoners. Harm Reduction. 16(1):42., Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland for General Practice research paper of the Year 2019, https://www.rami.ie/event/rami-research-awards-wednesday-6th-november-2019/. 2019

Nominated. Vice Chancellor Awards for Research, Scholarship and Knowledge Transfer 2019.. 2019

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

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., Irish Health Care Awards.. 2016

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., EMCDDA. 2014

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

University College Dublin, PhD, Optimising Hepatitis C Treatment for Prisoners: A Mixed Methods Investigation.. 2019

Stellenbosch University, PhD, Misuse of codeine in South Africa: A multifaceted study of the nature and extent of the problem.. 2018

University of Jordan, MsC., Opthlamic drug abuse and misuse in Jordan: An observational study from community pharmacies and a survey of ophthalmologists. 2018

University of Jordan, MSc, Pregabalin abuse and misuse in Jordan: An observational study from community pharmacies and user experiences.. 2018

Liverpool John Moore's University, PhD, An exploration of the female use of unlicensed weight loss drugs.. 2017

Liverpool John Moore's University, PhD, Exploration of the female use of human enhancement drugs. 2017

Waterford Institute of Technology, PhD, IDUHED’: An Ethno Pharmacological Study of the injecting use of Human Enhancement Drugs.. 2017

University of Jordan, MPhil, Pregabalin abuse and misuse in Jordan: An observational study from community pharmacies and user experiences.. 2017

University of Jordan, MPhil, Opthlamic drug abuse and misuse in Jordan: An observational study from community pharmacies and a survey of ophthalmologists.. 2017

Liverpool John Moores University, MSC, ‘Trip-sitting’ in the Black Hole: A netnographic study of dissociation and indigenous harm reduction.. 2015

University of Manchester, PhD, The Sick Note An Exploratory study of General Practitioners working in the Republic of Ireland.. 2015

Waterford Institute of Technology, MPhil, Teachers’ perspectives on their role in school based alcohol and cannabis prevention.. 2013

Waterford Institute of Technology, MPhil, Social Processes and Connectivity in Irish Volunteering.. 2012

Waterford Institute of Technology, MPhil, A Social Norms Approach to Drug Prevention in the Irish Context.. 2011

Waterford Institute of Technology, MPhil, A Grounded Theory of Detoxification-Seeking Among Heroin Users in South East Ireland.. 2011

External collaboration:

UNODC Occupied Territories of Palestine. 'Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation in the West Bank.', UNODC Project Office. 2018

Institute of Psychiatry, Poland. Assemblages of Risk: New Psychoactive Substances and Risk Amplification., Dr Michal Bujalski. 2018

Oslo University Hospital. Steroid dependence rate among patients in substance use disorder treatment, Prof. Astrid Bjørnebekk. 2018

Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary Contextual motivation and additional factors contributing to being a marginalised NPS user., Prof Zolt Demetrovics, Dr Kati Felvinczi. 2018

Irish College of General Practitioners and the Health Service Executive, Dublin Ireland National Study on Hepatitis C in the methadone treatment cohort., Dr Des Crowley, Dr Ide Delargy Aoife Mcbride. 2018

Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford Ireland. Injecting drug use of novel psychoactive substances within chemsex and problem drug users., Prof. John Wells Florian Scheibein.. 2017

University College Dublin. Recovery from Substance Dependence Associated with Trauma: A Phenomenological Study of Christian Spirituality Pathways in the Healing Process, Dr Sarah Morton. Leah Newcombe. 2017

University of Zimbabwe. College of Community Medicine. Health rights of prisoners: women, children, juveniles, migrants and drug users., Dr Rosemary Gunda. 2017

HepCARE Europe., University College Dublin.. 2016

University College Dublin, School of Medicine. Hepatitis C: Hepfriend in the Community, Prof Jack lambert. 2016

University College Dublin, School of Medicine. Hepatitis C screening, detection, and treatment in the Irish prison population., Prof Walter Cullen Prof Jack Lambert Dr Des Crowley. 2016

University of Hertfordshire. Novel Psychoactive substances, medicines and human enhancement drugs., Dr Ornella Corazza.. 2015

South African Medical Research Council. Dihydrocodeine vs other pharmacological interventions for detoxification and substitution treatment in opiate dependent individuals., Prof Charles Parry Dr Tara Carney Prof Ian Norman. 2015

Irish College of General Practitioners, Dublin, Ireland. National Audit Review Committee on Methadone Treatment in Ireland, Dr Ide Delargy Dr Des Crowley. 2015

University College Cork. Use and misuse of pregabalin in Tallaght, Dublin, implications for harm reduction., Dr Rebekah Brennan. 2015

University of Jordan. Prescription Medicine Abuse in the Middle East, Professor Mayyda Wazaify. 2015

University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL) Novel Psychoactive Substances: Prevention and Drug Worker Education. [NPS Transnational], Professor Susana Henriques. 2014

Goethe University, Germany. Sharing, group-buying, social supply, offline and online dealers: how users in a sample from six European countries procure new psychoactive substances (NPS)., Prof Bernd Werse.. 2013

South African Medical Research Council., 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.. 2011

http://www.mrc.co.za/, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit (ATODRU) South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa., Associate Member of Staff.. 2010

External committees:

UNODC Experts Development of a technical guide on the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in Prisons., UNODC, Expert. 2018

Vice-Chair., South East Regional Drug Task Force. Waterford, Ireland., Vice Chair. 2017

External Examiner., Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine. School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, UK., External Examiner.. 2016

Expert Advisory Panel of the NIHR funded grant entitled ‘Variation and Determinants of Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Use: Potential Implications for Policy and Practice’., 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)., Expert Advisory Panel Member.. 2015

The Health Improvement Network (THIN) Data Scientific Review Committee (SRC)., 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, Scientific Reviewer. Responsible for scientific review of submitted research projects using primary healthcare data.. 2015

Expert Advisory Panel of the Australian NDARC funded project entitled ‘Expanding the Capacity of Community Pharmacy to respond to Pharmaceutical Opioid Problems’, University of New South Wales. Principal Investigator: Dr Suzanne Nielsen, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University New South Wales., Expert Advisory Panel Member.. 2015

H2020 MSCA-ITN, European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA). Brussels, Belgium., Vice Chair.. 2015

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions "RISE" (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) panel., European Commission Research Executive Agency. Brussels, Belgium., Expert Reviewer REA Expert Evaluator. 2014

Expert Reviewer., Health Research Board, Dublin., Member of Expert Review Panel. 2014

Midland Regional Drugs Task Force (MRDTF) Committee, Midland Regional Drugs Task Force (MRDTF), c/o Health Service Executive, Block 4, Central Business Park, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland,, Chair, http://www.mrdtf.ie./. 2009

Fellowships:

Visiting Research Professor., Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS). Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA.. 2017

Visiting Professor., Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL), Portugal.. 2016

Visiting Research Fellow., Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moore’s University, United Kingdom.. 2014

Visiting Research Fellow., Institute for Health, Medical Sciences and Society, Glyndŵr University, Wales, United Kingdom.. 2010

Editorial boards:

Journal of Addiction and Mental Health, Associate Editor. 2016

Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Editor in Chief. 2015

AIMS Public Health, Associate Editor. 2014

Performance Enhancement and Health, Assistant Editor. 2014

Membership of professional bodies:

International Society of Pharmacovigilence (ISOP)., International Society of Pharmacovigilence (ISOP).. 2016

South African Addiction Medicine Society (SAAMS)., South African Addiction Medicine Society (SAAMS).. 2013

Member, Focus Ireland Research Advisory Board. 2013

International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA)., International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA).. 2011

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. 2009

Other Professional Activity:

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..

2016-date Vice Chair. Life Sciences Evaluation Panel. Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Networks (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016/2017/2018 European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA). Brussels, Belgium..

2017 Expert Reviewer. Medical Research Council. United Kingdom..

2017 Expert Reviewer. Research Foundation - Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, FWO), Belgium..

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

2018 to date Rapporteur. Life Sciences Evaluation Panel. Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships programme (H2020-MSCA-IF). European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA). Brussels, Belgium..

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..

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

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

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..

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..

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..