Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre (SARIC)



The School of Psychology is delighted to announce the establishment of the Sussex Addiction Research & Intervention Centre (SARIC) and the appointment of Professor Aldo Badiani as Director for the centre.

Owing to a unique concentration of researchers with diverse expertise, the centre encompasses all aspects of drug and alcohol abuse, including theoretical modelling, neuroscience, human laboratory, clinical psychology, clinical trials, epidemiology, and policy issues.  Particularly important is the research collaboration established between SARIC and another Rudd Centre for Adoption Research Practice, with a focus on the epidemiological aspects of drug abuse and on the development of prevention strategies.

Another important aspect of SARIC strategy is to develop international collaborations with research groups, clinical facilities, and institutions concerned with drug addiction.

Thus, the SARIC aims not only at improving our understanding of the neurobiology ad biopsychology of substance misuse but also, by pursuing a translational approach extending into clinical intervention, at making meaningful impact on the daily lives of individual with substance misuse problems and their families.

Aldo BadianiDirector

Professor Aldo Badiani
Pevensey I
Room 2B19

T: +44 1273 872503

Theodora DukaBoards of Co-Directors

Professor Theodora Duka

Pevensey I
Room 2B23

T: +44 1273 678879

Dr Daniel MichelsonDr Daniel Michelson

Pevensey I
Room 2C5


Dr Bryan SingerDr Bryan Singer

JMS Building
Room 5D11

T: +44 1273 876650

Advisory Board

Professor Harriet De Wit

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA)

Professor Marcus Heilig

Centre for Translational Psychiatric Research
University of Linköping (Linköping, Sweden)

Professor Terry Robinson

Department of Psychology,
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

Dr Yavin Shaham

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research Program
National Institutes of Health (Baltimore, MD, USA)

Professor Dai Stephens
School of Psychology
University of Sussex (Brighton, UK)