Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre (SARIC)



Owing to a unique concentration of researchers with diverse expertise, the Sussex Addiction Research & Intervention Centre (SARIC) encompasses all aspects of drug and alcohol misuse, and behavioural addictions. Our researchers specialise in all elements of addiction science, including theoretical models, neuroscience, human psychopharmacology, clinical psychology, clinical trials, epidemiology, and policy issues.

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

We also recruit talented addiction-focused students to work with us.

SARIC aims to improve our understanding of addiction and pursue translational approaches extending into clinical interventions to make meaningful impacts on the daily lives of individuals with addictions and their families.


Dr Bryan SingerDr Bryan Singer

JMS Building
Room 5D11

T: +44 1273 876650

Board of Co-Directors

Professor Aldo BadianiProfessor Aldo Badiani

Pevensey I
Room 2B19

T: +44 1273 872503

Professor Theodora DukaProfessor Theodora Duka

Pevensey I
Room 2B23

T: +44 1273 678879

Dr Daniel MichelsonDr Daniel Michelson

Pevensey I
Room 2C5


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)