Academic Credentials

Dr. Debby Allen

Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University, RGN, DN Dip, PG Dip HE, BSc (Hons), MSc

Debby has been a senior lecturer/research fellow in the School of Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University, since 2000. Debby obtained her PhD in 2004 with her thesis focusing on young people and illicit drug use. She was lead investigator of a study funded by the Alcohol Education Research Council,and Home Office to adapt the US SFP 10-14 for use in the UK context. From March 2007 Debby was a trainer/consultant for delivery of SFP 10-14 (UK)training to 24 Family Intervention Projects in England funded by the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF). There have also been trainings in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Since 2008/9 Debby has been involved with work for the National Academy of Parenting Practitioners delivering SFP 10-14 (UK) trainings to Local Authorities as part of the Parenting Early Intervention Pathfinder (PEIP).

Lindsey Coombes

Research Fellow, School of Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University, RMN RGN BA (Hons) PGCEA MA

Lindsey has been a senior lecturer/research fellow in the School of Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University since 1989 and has been involved in teaching a wide range of modules in mental health nursing. His main research interests are in the field of substance misuse and he has conducted a number of studies mostly focusing on drug and alcohol issues and young people. For the past six years he has been researching the SFP 10-14 (UK), training people to facilitate the programme and delivering the programme to families in the UK and other countries. From March 2007 Lindsey was project manager for delivery of SFP 10-14 (UK) training to 24 Family Intervention Projects in England funded by the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF).