Professor Thomas Phillips

Professor Thomas Phillips

Professor of Nursing (Addictions)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Nursing

Summary

Professor Phillips, who qualified as a registered mental nurse in 1991, has collaborated on a number of epidemiological studies and randomised controlled trials related to alcohol screening and brief interventions in emergency departments, primary care and criminal justice settings over the last 16 years.

Awarded an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship, he obtained a Doctorate in Addiction Science at King's College London, undertaking the epidemiological analysis of alcohol use disorders within emergency departments. Professor Phillips has extended this area of research to examine the impact of length of stay (LOS) on alcohol withdrawal hospital readmissions and emergency department attendances in England.

Professor Phillips is an investigator on the NIHR-funded ADAM study; a RCT of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medication adherence in the treatment of alcohol dependence. He is Chief Investigator on the FASTer Access to Alcohol Treatment Study exploring the utility of short alcohol screening tests to identify specific alcohol use disorders in emergency departments. He is a member of the UK Alcohol Clinical Guidelines Expert Group, Public Health England and has recently completed a study for NHS England & Improvement supporting the development of clinical competencies for hospital-based Alcohol Care Teams in England.

Outputs available https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/person/713284/thomas-phillips/outputs

Undergraduate

University of Hull PhD Scholarships - Awarded to:

Buse Apel

Exploring the Role of Physical Activity in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence

Supervisors: Prof Thomas Phillips, Dr Judith Cohen, and Dr Grant Abt

Saphsa Codling

Elucidating the relationships between physical activity, physical and psychological health status (including mood, stress) and alcohol misuse in women

Supervisors: Prof Lesley Smith, Prof Thomas Phillips and Prof Colin Martin

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust & University of Hull Doctoral Scholarship - Awarded to:

Nurun Tania

An examination of current pathways for patients receiving unplanned care for alcohol related liver disease (ARLD): A mixed methods approach to identify targets for improvement.

Supervisors: Prof Thomas Phillips, ICAHR, Dr Maureen Twiddy, HHTU, and Dr Lynsey Corless, HUTH

Usa Junyaem

Alcohol consumption and drinking behaviour among nursing students.

Supervisors: Prof Thomas Phillips and Dr David Barrett

Emma Robinson

What helps and hinders access to alcohol treatment? Perspectives from people experiencing homelessness and alcohol dependence and homeless outreach and key workers. Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ClinPsyD)

Supervisors: Dr Nick Hutchinson and Prof Thomas Phillips

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Corrigendum: Screening for at-risk alcohol consumption in primary care: A Randomized Evaluation of Screening Approaches (Alcohol and Alcoholism (2017) 52:3 (312-317)DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agx017)

Coulton, S., Dale, V., Deluca, P., Gilvarry, E., Godfrey, C., Kaner, E., …Heather, N. (2018). Corrigendum: Screening for at-risk alcohol consumption in primary care: A Randomized Evaluation of Screening Approaches (Alcohol and Alcoholism (2017) 52:3 (312-317)DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agx017). Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53(4), 499. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agy022

Modeling the potential impact of changing access rates to specialist treatment for alcohol dependence for local authorities in England: The Specialist Treatment for Alcohol Model (STreAM)

Brennan, A., Hill-McManus, D., Stone, T., Buykx, P., Ally, A., Pryce, R. E., …Drummond, C. (2019). Modeling the potential impact of changing access rates to specialist treatment for alcohol dependence for local authorities in England: The Specialist Treatment for Alcohol Model (STreAM). Journal of Studies on Alocohol and Drugs -Supplement-, 96-109. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsads.2019.s18.96

Burden of alcohol disorders on emergency department attendances and hospital admissions in England

Phillips, T., Coulton, S., & Drummond, C. (2019). Burden of alcohol disorders on emergency department attendances and hospital admissions in England. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 54(5), 516–524. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agz055

Evaluating possible intended and unintended consequences of the implementation of alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland: a natural experiment protocol

Katikireddi, S. V., Beeston, C., Millard, A., Forsyth, R., Deluca, P., Drummond, C., …Leyland, A. H. (2019). Evaluating possible intended and unintended consequences of the implementation of alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland: a natural experiment protocol. BMJ open, 9(6), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028482

Opportunistic screening for alcohol use problems in adolescents attending emergency departments: an evaluation of screening tools

Coulton, S., Alam, M. F., Boniface, S., Deluca, P., Donoghue, K., Gilvarry, E., …Drummond, C. (2019). Opportunistic screening for alcohol use problems in adolescents attending emergency departments: an evaluation of screening tools. Journal of Public Health, 41(1), e53-e60. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy049