Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre (SARIC)


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.

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.


Dr Bryan SingerDr Bryan Singer

Lecturer, School of Psychology

Chair, Sciences & Technology Cross-Schools Research Ethics Committee


Dr Raquel Nogueira ArjonaDr Raquel Nogueira Arjona

Lecturer, School of Psychology

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)