Ruth McGovern Ruth McGovern

Dr Ruth McGovern is a lecturer in public health research at the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University.

Her research has a strong interdisciplinary focus and aims to promote social justice through improving health and social care for vulnerable children and families. A key strand of her work is the development and evaluation of public health interventions to reduce risky substance misuse.

She is a qualified social worker and counsellor; Ruth’s previous practice specialised in substance misuse treatment.

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Street drugs: categories and effects

The effects of street drugs including stimulant drugs, depressants, hallucinogenics and novel psychoactive substances.