Professor Thomas Phillips

Professor Thomas Phillips

Professor of Nursing (Addictions)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Nursing

Qualifications

  • PGDip (St George's, University of London)
  • MSc (St George's, University of London)
  • PhD (King's College London)

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

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Patient experience of telemedicine in addictions

Mayet, S., Mccaw, I., Hashmani, Z., Drozdova, Z., Gledhill, A., Arshad, S., …Phillips, T. (2021). Patient experience of telemedicine in addictions. BJPsych Open, 7(S1), S269-S270. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2021.717

Brief interventions to prevent excessive alcohol use in adolescents at low-risk presenting to Emergency Departments: Three-arm, randomised trial of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness

Deluca, P., Coulton, S., Alam, M. F., Boniface, S., Cohen, D., Donoghue, K., …Drummond, C. (in press). Brief interventions to prevent excessive alcohol use in adolescents at low-risk presenting to Emergency Departments: Three-arm, randomised trial of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. International Journal of Drug Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103113

Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone on cognition and depression in alcohol dependence

Donoghue, K., Rose, A., Coulton, S., Coleman, R., Milward, J., Philips, T., …Little, H. (2020). Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone on cognition and depression in alcohol dependence. Trials, 21(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04726-z

Specialist alcohol inpatient treatment admissions and non-specialist hospital admissions for alcohol withdrawal in England: an inverse relationship

Phillips, T., Huang, C., Roberts, E., & Drummond, C. (2021). Specialist alcohol inpatient treatment admissions and non-specialist hospital admissions for alcohol withdrawal in England: an inverse relationship. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 56(1), 28-33. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agaa086

Working Paper

Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing on Alcohol-Related Emergency Department Attendances in Scotland: A Natural Experiment Study

So, V., Millard, A. D., Katikireddi, S. V., Deluca, P., Drummond, C., Eadie, D., …Leyland, A. H. Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing on Alcohol-Related Emergency Department Attendances in Scotland: A Natural Experiment Study

Postgraduate supervision

Current PhD Students

Buse Apel

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

University of Hull Scholarship

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

(Commenced: Sept 2019)

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.

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust & University of Hull Doctoral Scholarship

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

(Commenced: Jan 2020 P/T)

Usa Junyaem

Alcohol consumption and drinking behaviour among nursing students.

Supervisors: Prof Thomas Phillips and Dr David Barrett

(Commenced: May 2020)

Rachel Coleman

Exploring the measurement and management of alcohol withdrawal in the acute general hospital setting.

Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) PhD Studentship

https://www.addiction-ssa.org/author/rachel-coleman/

Supervisors: Prof Thomas Phillips and Prof Simon Coulton (University of Kent)

(Commencing: Sept 2020)

Saphsa Codling

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

University of Hull Scholarship

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

(Commenced: Sept 2019)

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

Roksana Malkowska-Michalak

Understanding the Multi-Agency Information Sharing about Violence,Algorithmic Profiling and Responsible AI in Policing: how can we enhance Violence Prevention Strategies in the UK?

Safer Communities, Safer Policing PhD Studentship

University of Hull Scholarship

Supervisors: Prof Iain Brennan (FACE), Prof Thomas Phillips

(Commenced: Sept 2020)

Committee/Steering group role

Member of the UK Alcohol Clinical Guideline Group

2019

Providing specialist clinical and nursing advice to inform the development of national guidelines on the assessment, management and treatment of alcohol use disorders.

Member of the Alcohol Care Team Working Group

2019

Providing specialist clinical and nursing advice to support the development of alcohol care teams prioritised under the NHS Long-term plan.

Co-opted Member of the Faculty of Addictions Executive, Royal College of Psychiatrists

2019

External examiner role

External Examiner - University of Ulster

2020

National/International learned society/body role

Regional Specialty Lead for Mental Health

2015

Provision of clinical academic advice to support the implementation of health and social care research across the Yorkshire and The Humber, Clinical Research Network.