Dr Rachel Herring


NameDr Rachel Herring
Job titleSenior Research Fellow
Research institute
Primary appointmentMental Health & Social Work
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8588-5842
Contact categoryResearcher (past)

Research outputs

Exploring interventions that could reduce the phenomenon of birth mothers who have birth children serially removed

Lewis-Brooke, S., Bell, L., Herring, R., Lehane, L. and O'Farrell-Pearce, S. 2018. Exploring interventions that could reduce the phenomenon of birth mothers who have birth children serially removed. NLSWTP. Euston

Vulnerable mothers and recurrent care proceedings: How research findings influenced the design of the Hummingbirds service

Lewis-Brooke, S., Bell, L., Herring, R. and Lehane, L. 2016. Vulnerable mothers and recurrent care proceedings: How research findings influenced the design of the Hummingbirds service. Saving families, reducing costs: developing good practice on successive removals CCC conference 2016. Nottingham

Response to commentaries: (de)normalization of drinking and its implications for young people, sociality, culture and epidemiology

Caluzzi, G., Livingston, M., Holmes, J., MacLean, S., Lubman, D., Dietze, P., Vashishtha, R., Herring, R. and Pennay, A. 2022. Response to commentaries: (de)normalization of drinking and its implications for young people, sociality, culture and epidemiology. Addiction. 117 (5), pp. 1217-1219. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15848

Examining trends in the representation of young people and alcohol in Australian newspapers over twenty years (2000-2019)

Pennay, A., Cook, M., MacLean, S., Lubman, D., Dietze, P., Herring, R., Caluzzi, G., Vashishtha, R. and Livingston, M. 2022. Examining trends in the representation of young people and alcohol in Australian newspapers over twenty years (2000-2019). International Journal of Drug Policy. 99, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103461

Declining drinking among adolescents: are we seeing a denormalisation of drinking and a normalisation of non-drinking?

Caluzzi, G., Livingston, M., Holmes, J., MacLean, S., Lubman, D., Dietze, P., Vashishtha, R., Herring, R. and Pennay, A. 2022. Declining drinking among adolescents: are we seeing a denormalisation of drinking and a normalisation of non-drinking? Addiction. 117 (5), pp. 1204-1212. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15611

Unintended consequences of drug policies experienced by young drug users in contact with the criminal justice systems

Moskalewicz, J., Dabrowska, K., Herold, M., Beccaria, F., Rolando, S., Herring, R., Thom, B., Kahlert, R., Stummvoll, G., Moazen, B., Stöver, H. and Pisarska, A. 2021. Unintended consequences of drug policies experienced by young drug users in contact with the criminal justice systems. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 28 (1), pp. 36-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2020.1823944

Exploring gendered differences among polish migrants in the UK in problematic drinking and pathways into and through alcohol treatment

Gleeson, H., Herring, R. and Bayley, M. 2022. Exploring gendered differences among polish migrants in the UK in problematic drinking and pathways into and through alcohol treatment. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 21 (3), pp. 1120-1140. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332640.2020.1836697

Fathers and substance misuse: a literature review

Bell, L., Herring, R. and Annand, F. 2020. Fathers and substance misuse: a literature review. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 20 (4), pp. 353-369. https://doi.org/10.1108/DAT-06-2020-0037

Mothers' voices: hearing and assessing the contributions of 'birth mothers' to the development of social work interventions and family support

Bell, L., Lewis-Brooke, S., Herring, R., Lehane, L. and O'Farrell-Pearce, S. 2021. Mothers' voices: hearing and assessing the contributions of 'birth mothers' to the development of social work interventions and family support. The British Journal of Social Work. 51 (6), pp. 2019-2037. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcaa138

Public health participation in alcohol licensing decisions in England: the importance of navigating "contested space"

Somerville, L., Thom, B. and Herring, R. 2020. Public health participation in alcohol licensing decisions in England: the importance of navigating "contested space". Drugs and Alcohol Today. 20 (4), pp. 323-335. https://doi.org/10.1108/DAT-05-2020-0025

Drinking in pregnancy: shifting towards the 'precautionary' principle

Thom, B., Herring, R. and Milne, E. 2020. Drinking in pregnancy: shifting towards the 'precautionary' principle. in: MacGregor, S. and Thom, B. (ed.) Risk and substance use: framing dangerous people and dangerous places Routledge. pp. 66-87

Translation and transferability of approaches and intervention programmes: cross country report WP7

Herring, R., Thom, B. and Duke, K. 2020. Translation and transferability of approaches and intervention programmes: cross country report WP7. Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Middlesex University.

Why is adolescent drinking declining? A systematic review and narrative synthesis

Vashishtha, R., Livingston, M., Pennay, A., Dietze, P., MacLean, S., Holmes, J., Herring, R., Caluzzi, G. and Lubman, D. 2020. Why is adolescent drinking declining? A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Addiction Research & Theory. 28 (4), pp. 275-288. https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2019.1663831

Exploring pathways through and beyond alcohol treatment among Polish women and men in a London Borough

Herring, R., Gleeson, H. and Bayley, M. 2019. Exploring pathways through and beyond alcohol treatment among Polish women and men in a London Borough. Alcohol Change UK.

Engaging young people: perspectives from 'solution focused' workshops and interviews with young people

Thom, B., Duke, K. and Herring, R. 2019. Engaging young people: perspectives from 'solution focused' workshops and interviews with young people. London, UK Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Middlesex University.

Drug education in schools: the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs programme

Annand, F., Duke, K., Herring, R., Syreti, N., Thom, B. and Tzimopoulou, K. 2019. Drug education in schools: the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs programme. Middlesex University.

Patterns in reduction or cessation of drinking in Australia (2001-2013) and motivation for change

Pennay, A., Callinan, S., Livingston, M., Lubman, D., Holmes, J., MacLean, S., Herring, R. and Dietze, P. 2018. Patterns in reduction or cessation of drinking in Australia (2001-2013) and motivation for change. Alcohol and Alcoholism. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agy072

Community based care for older people with alcohol-related harm: findings from a consultation workshop with practitioners in social work and social care: Report to Alcohol Research UK

Hafford-Letchfield, T., Thom, B. and Herring, R. 2018. Community based care for older people with alcohol-related harm: findings from a consultation workshop with practitioners in social work and social care: Report to Alcohol Research UK. London Alcohol Research UK.

Workforce development: is there a paradigm shift?

Thom, B., Duke, K. and Herring, R. 2017. Workforce development: is there a paradigm shift? Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 24 (6), pp. 427-429. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2017.1385725

Delivering information and brief advice on alcohol (IBA) in social work and social care settings: an exploratory study

Hafford-Letchfield, T., Thom, B., Herring, R. and Bayley, M. 2019. Delivering information and brief advice on alcohol (IBA) in social work and social care settings: an exploratory study. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 26 (1), pp. 40-49. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2017.1344621

Mothers apart: an action research project based on partnership between a local authority and a university in London, England

Lewis-Brooke, S., Bell, L., Herring, R., Lehane, L., O'Farrell-Pearce, S., Quinn, K. and So, T. 2017. Mothers apart: an action research project based on partnership between a local authority and a university in London, England. Social Work Review / Revista de Asistentã Socialã.

The Alcohol Health Alliance: the emergence of an advocacy coalition to stimulate policy change

Thom, B., Herring, R., Thickett, A. and Duke, K. 2016. The Alcohol Health Alliance: the emergence of an advocacy coalition to stimulate policy change. British Politics. 11 (3), pp. 301-323. https://doi.org/10.1057/bp.2015.50

The role of training in IBA implementation beyond primary health care settings in the UK

Thom, B., Herring, R. and Bayley, M. 2016. The role of training in IBA implementation beyond primary health care settings in the UK. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 23 (5), pp. 374-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2016.1195792

The role of training in delivering alcohol IBA in non-medical settings: broadening the base of IBA delivery

Thom, B., Herring, R., Bayley, M., Hafford-Letchfield, T., Luger, L., Annand, F. and Bristow, A. 2016. The role of training in delivering alcohol IBA in non-medical settings: broadening the base of IBA delivery. Alcohol Research UK.

Delivering alcohol IBA in housing, probation and social work settings: opportunities and constraints

Thom, B., Herring, R., Bayley, M. and Hafford-Letchfield, T. 2016. Delivering alcohol IBA in housing, probation and social work settings: opportunities and constraints. Alcohol Research UK.

Delivering alcohol identification and brief advice (IBA) in housing settings: a step too far or opening doors?

Herring, R., Thom, B., Bayley, M. and Tchilingirian, J. 2016. Delivering alcohol identification and brief advice (IBA) in housing settings: a step too far or opening doors? Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 23 (5), pp. 365-373. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2016.1176992

Hummingbirds Team: working with birth mothers who have had children permanently removed from their care to rebuild lives and prevent successive removals

Lewis-Brooke, S., Bell, L., Herring, R., Lehane, L., O'Farrell-Pearce, S., Quinn, K. and So, T. 2016. Hummingbirds Team: working with birth mothers who have had children permanently removed from their care to rebuild lives and prevent successive removals. 6th European Conference for Social Work Research: Reflective social work practices in contemporary societies. Lisbon, Portugal 30 Mar - 01 Apr 2016

Mothers’ voices: hearing and assessing the contributions of ‘birthmothers’ to the development of social work interventions and family support

Bell, L., Lewis-Brooke, S., Herring, R., Lehane, L., O'Farrell-Pearce, S., Quinn, K. and So, T. 2016. Mothers’ voices: hearing and assessing the contributions of ‘birthmothers’ to the development of social work interventions and family support. 6th European Social Work Research Conference - Reflective social work practices in contemporary societies: crossed dialogues and new pathways between praxis and research. Lisbon, Portugal 30 Mar - 01 Apr 2016

The role of stakeholders in addictions policy and intervention

Houborg, E., Thom, B., Beccaria, F., Eisenbach-Stangl, I., Herring, R., Moskalewicz, J. and Welbel, M. 2016. The role of stakeholders in addictions policy and intervention. in: Hellman, M., Berridge, V., Duke, K. and Mold, A. (ed.) Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours Across Time and Place Oxford Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 87-106

Stakeholder ownership: a theoretical framework for cross national understanding and analyses of stakeholder involvement in issues of substance use, problem use and addiction

Thom, B., Beccaria, F., Bjerge, B., Duke, K., Eisenbach-Stangl, I., Herring, R., Holmila, M., Houborg, E., Asmussen Frank, V., Moskalewicz, J., Rolando, S., Thickett, A., Warpenius, K. and Welbel, M. 2015. Stakeholder ownership: a theoretical framework for cross national understanding and analyses of stakeholder involvement in issues of substance use, problem use and addiction. ALICE RAP European Commission.

Delivering alcohol IBA: is there a case for mainstreaming? Insights from an expert workshop and from the published literature

Thom, B., Herring, R. and Bayley, M. 2015. Delivering alcohol IBA: is there a case for mainstreaming? Insights from an expert workshop and from the published literature. Alcohol Research UK.

Mothers apart: working with birth mothers who have had children successively and permanently removed from their care

Bell, L., Lewis-Brooke, S., Herring, R., Lehane, L., O'Farrell-Pearce, S., Quinn, K. and So, T. 2015. Mothers apart: working with birth mothers who have had children successively and permanently removed from their care. 5th European Social Work Research Conference. Ljubljana, Slovenia 22 - 24 Apr 2015

"But no one told me it’s okay to not drink": a qualitative study of young people who drink little or no alcohol

Herring, R., Bayley, M. and Hurcombe, R. 2014. "But no one told me it’s okay to not drink": a qualitative study of young people who drink little or no alcohol. Journal of Substance Use. 19 (1-2), pp. 95-102. https://doi.org/10.3109/14659891.2012.740138

Delivering alcohol IBA: broadening the base from health to non-health contexts: review of the literature and scoping

Thom, B., Herring, R., Luger, L., Annand, F., Alcohol Research UK and Middlesex University 2014. Delivering alcohol IBA: broadening the base from health to non-health contexts: review of the literature and scoping. London Alcohol Research UK.

Perceptions on the role of evidence: an English alcohol policy case study

Toner, P., Lloyd, C., Thom, B., MacGregor, S., Godfrey, C., Herring, R. and Tchilingirian, J. 2014. Perceptions on the role of evidence: an English alcohol policy case study. Evidence and Policy. 10 (1), pp. 93-112. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426514X13899745453819

Substitution treatment in the era of recovery: an analysis of stakeholder roles and policy windows in Britain

Duke, K., Herring, R., Thickett, A. and Thom, B. 2013. Substitution treatment in the era of recovery: an analysis of stakeholder roles and policy windows in Britain. Substance Use and Misuse. 48 (11), pp. 966-976. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2013.797727

Soft methods, hard targets: regional alcohol managers as a policy network

Lloyd, C., Thom, B., MacGregor, S., Herring, R., Godfrey, C., Toner, P. and Tchilingirian, J. 2014. Soft methods, hard targets: regional alcohol managers as a policy network. Journal of Substance Use. 19 (4), pp. 319-326. https://doi.org/10.3109/14659891.2013.808710

The alcohol improvement programme: evaluation of an initiative to address alcohol-related health harm in England

Thom, B., MacGregor, S., Godfrey, C., Herring, R., Lloyd, C., Tchilingirian, J. and Toner, P. 2013. The alcohol improvement programme: evaluation of an initiative to address alcohol-related health harm in England. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 48 (5), pp. 585-591. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agt052

Partnerships: survey respondents' perceptions of inter-professional collaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England

Thom, B., Herring, R., Bayley, M., Waller, S. and Berridge, V. 2013. Partnerships: survey respondents' perceptions of inter-professional collaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England. Critical Public Health. 23 (1), pp. 62-76. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2012.724770

A positive choice: young people who drink little or no alcohol

Herring, R., Bayley, M., Hurcombe, R., Middlesex University and Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2012. A positive choice: young people who drink little or no alcohol. York Jospeh Rowntree Foundation.

Identifying promising approaches and initiatives to reducing alcohol related harm

Herring, R., Bayley, M., Thickett, A., Stone, K. and Waller, S. 2012. Identifying promising approaches and initiatives to reducing alcohol related harm. Alcohol Research UK.

Partnerships: a mechanism for local alcohol policy implementation.

Thom, B., Herring, R., Bayley, M., Waller, S. and Berridge, V. 2012. Partnerships: a mechanism for local alcohol policy implementation. London Alcohol Research UK.

Governance, sport and the city: realising mega sporting events in London.

Herring, R. 2006. Governance, sport and the city: realising mega sporting events in London. PhD thesis Middlesex University School of Health and Social Sciences

The Alcohol Concern SMART recovery pilot project: final evaluation report

MacGregor, S. and Herring, R. 2010. The Alcohol Concern SMART recovery pilot project: final evaluation report. Department of Health.

Alcohol harm reduction in Europe.

Herring, R., Thom, B., Beccaria, F., Kolind, T. and Moskalewicz, J. 2010. Alcohol harm reduction in Europe. in: Rhodes, T. and Hedrich, D. (ed.) Harm reduction: evidence, impacts and challenges. Lisbon, Spain European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Networking health research networks in Britain: the post-war childhood leukaemia trials

Moscucci, O., Herring, R. and Berridge, V. 2009. Networking health research networks in Britain: the post-war childhood leukaemia trials. Twentieth Century British History. 20 (1), pp. 23-52. https://doi.org/10.1093/tcbh/hwn039

The Licensing Act 2003: a step in the right direction?

Foster, J., Herring, R., Waller, S. and Thom, B. 2009. The Licensing Act 2003: a step in the right direction? Journal of Substance Use. 14 (2), pp. 113-123. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659890802654532

Binge drinking: a confused concept and its contemporary history

Berridge, V., Herring, R. and Thom, B. 2009. Binge drinking: a confused concept and its contemporary history. Social History of Medicine. 22 (3), pp. 597-607. https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkp053

Implementation of the Licensing Act 2003: a national survey

Foster, J., Herring, R., Waller, S. and Thom, B. 2008. Implementation of the Licensing Act 2003: a national survey. Alcohol Research UK.

Local responses to the Alcohol Licensing Act 2003: the case of Greater London.

Herring, R., Thom, B., Foster, J., Franey, C. and Salazar, C. 2008. Local responses to the Alcohol Licensing Act 2003: the case of Greater London. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 15 (3), pp. 251-265. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687630801920641

Binge drinking today: learning lessons from the past

Herring, R., Berridge, V. and Thom, B. 2008. Binge drinking today: learning lessons from the past. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 15 (5), pp. 475-486. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687630801937355

Binge drinking: an exploration of a confused concept

Herring, R., Berridge, V. and Thom, B. 2008. Binge drinking: an exploration of a confused concept. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 62 (6), pp. 476-479. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2006.056721

The normalisation of binge drinking? An historical and cross cultural investigation with implications for action

Berridge, V., Thom, B. and Herring, R. 2007. The normalisation of binge drinking? An historical and cross cultural investigation with implications for action. Alcohol Research UK.

Social capital, generations and health in East London

Cattell, V. and Herring, R. 2002. Social capital, generations and health in East London. in: Swann, C. and Morgan, A. (ed.) Social Capital for Health Insights from Qualitative Research London Health Development Agency. pp. 61-85

Social capital and well-being: generations in an East London neighbourhood.

Cattell, V. and Herring, R. 2002. Social capital and well-being: generations in an East London neighbourhood. Journal of Public Mental Health. 1 (3), pp. 8-19.

Alcohol in transition: towards a model of young men's drinking styles.

Harnett, R., Thom, B., Herring, R. and Kelly, M. 2000. Alcohol in transition: towards a model of young men's drinking styles. Journal of Youth Studies. 3 (1), pp. 61-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/136762600113040

Alcohol-related attendances in the A&E department: could nurses have a preventative role?

Herring, R. and Thom, B. 1999. Alcohol-related attendances in the A&E department: could nurses have a preventative role? Nursing Times. 95 (9), pp. 59-62.

Resisting the gaze? nurse perceptions of the role of accident and emergency departments in responding to alcohol-related attendances.

Herring, R. and Thom, B. 1999. Resisting the gaze? nurse perceptions of the role of accident and emergency departments in responding to alcohol-related attendances. Critical Public Health. 9 (2), pp. 135-148. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581599908402926

Identifying alcohol-related harm in young drinkers: the role of accident and emergency departments

Thom, B., Herring, R. and Judd, A. 1999. Identifying alcohol-related harm in young drinkers: the role of accident and emergency departments. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 34 (6), pp. 910-915. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/34.6.910

Exploring changes in young men's drinking using the AUDIT questionnaire

Harnett, R., Herring, R., Thom, B. and Kelly, M. 1999. Exploring changes in young men's drinking using the AUDIT questionnaire. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 34 (5), pp. 672-677. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/34.5.672

The role of home carers: findings from a study of alcohol and older people.

Herring, R. and Thom, B. 1998. The role of home carers: findings from a study of alcohol and older people. Health Care in Later Life. 3 (3), pp. 199-211.

The right to take risks: alcohol and older people

Herring, R. and Thom, B. 1997. The right to take risks: alcohol and older people. Social Policy and Administration. 31 (3), pp. 233-246. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9515.00053

Street drinking: back on the agenda?

Herring, R. 1997. Street drinking: back on the agenda? Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 4 (2), pp. 187-191.

Alcohol misuse in older people: the role of home carers

Herring, R. and Thom, B. 1997. Alcohol misuse in older people: the role of home carers. Health and Social Care in the Community. 5 (4), pp. 235-245. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.1997.tb00119.x

The role of Macmillan nurse tutors: an interview study with post-holders.

Herring, R., Wilson-Barnett, J. and Ball, S. 1995. The role of Macmillan nurse tutors: an interview study with post-holders. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 1 (4), pp. 217-225.
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