Visiting Research Fellow
areas of expertise
Angelina Brotherhood is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria. Her thesis explores how substance users interpret socio-spatial arrangements differently and, consequently, why people use substances in some places but not in others.
She previously worked at the Public Health Institute on a number of international research projects to inform European drugs policy and practice. A key project during her time at the Institute was the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards (EDPQS) project which sought to help practitioners and decision-makers develop the quality of drug preventive activities across Europe (more information available from http://www.prevention-standards.eu). As a Visiting Research Fellow, Angelina continues to support the Centre on EDPQS-related activities.
Angelina has also undertaken consultancy work for organisations such as the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). As a UNODC consultant, she supported the development of the International Standards on Drug Use Prevention (http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/prevention/prevention-standards.html).
Angelina currently serves on the Board of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) (http://euspr.org/) where she leads on activities to support early-career members of the Society.
Angelina Brotherhood's Publications
Social reintegration and employment: evidence and interventions for drug users in treatment
In order to help drug users become full members of society following treatment, measures are needed that address the issues of housing, education, vocational training and employment as part of their recovery. This report considers existing interventions targeting this vulnerable social group. It also provides a set of conclusions targeted at policymakers and drug practitioners, in order to help them develop coherent and comprehensive social integration strategies. Examples of ‘what works’ in practice are a vital first step in developing evidence-based guidelines for future interventions.
European drug prevention quality standards
This manual presents quality standards for drug prevention work in the European Union (EU). Topics include needs and resource assessment, programme planning, intervention design, resource management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, dissemination, sustainability, stakeholder involvement, staff development, and ethics. Considerations regarding the standards’ real-life implementation are provided, acknowledging differences in professional culture, policy, and the structure of prevention delivery within Europe.