Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Ms Lorna Templeton

Research Officer

Email: l.templeton@bath.ac.uk
Tel: c/o +44 (0) 1225 386949

Profile

Lorna is working with Dr Christine Valentine, and a team of others from the Universities of Bath and Stirling, on a 3 year ESRC funded qualitative study which will consider the experiences and needs of family members affected by the substance misuse related bereavement of a relative.

Lorna holds a BSc in Sociology and an MSc in Social Research (both from the University of Plymouth) and has over 15 years experience of research in the fields of addiction and mental health. Lorna’s area of interest and expertise is in the impact of alcohol and drug problems on children and families and she has been involved in national and international research in this area.

Having previously worked at the National Addiction Centre in London Lorna worked for 13 years for the NHS, at the Bath Mental Health Research & Development Unit (a joint Unit between the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and the University of Bath). Lorna has worked as an independent research consultant since 2010.

Lorna is on the Board of Trustees of Adfam - the national umbrella organisation supporting the families of those affected by addiction – and she is also a member of Alcohol Research UK's Research Grants Advisory Panel.
 

Research interests

  • How families are affected by the drug or alcohol misuse of someone else in their family – this includes how they are affected by bereavement. 
  • Parental substance misuse – how children are affected and how to build their resilience to their experiences and how it has affected them. 
  • The 5-Step Method – a brief structured psychosocial intervention for family members (adults or children and young people) affected by a relative’s substance misuse. Lorna is part of a research group which has developed and tested this intervention, and supported its roll-out (including training) in a range of organisations.
     

Publications

Book/s

Orford, J., Natera, G., Copello, A., Atkinson, C., Tiburcio, M., Velleman, R., Crundall, I., Mora, J., Templeton, L. and Walley, G., 2005. Coping with Alcohol and Drug Problems: The Experiences of Family Members in Three Contrasting Cultures. London: Taylor and Francis.

Book Sections

Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2006. Reaching Out – Promoting Resilience in the children substance misusers. In: Harbin, F. and Murphy, M., eds. Secret Lives: growing with substance. Working with children and young people affected by familial substance misuse. Lyme Regis: Russell House, pp. 12-28.

Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2005. Alcohol Use and Misuse. In: Ewles, L., ed. Key Topics in Public Health. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 177-196.

Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2005. Drug Use and Misuse. In: Ewles, L., ed. Key Topics in Public Health. Oxford: Elsevier.

Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2002. Family Interventions in Substance Misuse. In: Petersen, T. and McBride, A., eds. Working with Substance Misusers. Routledge, pp. 145-153.

Articles

Bauld, L., Templeton, L., Silver, K., McKell, J., Novak, C. and Hay, G., 2013. Pathways back to work for problem alcohol users. Policy Studies, 34 (3), pp. 360-376.

Velleman, R., Orford, J., Templeton, L., Copello, A., Patel, A., Moore, L., Macleod, J. and Godfrey, C., 2011. 12-month follow-up after brief interventions in primary care for family members affected by the substance misuse problem of a close relative. Addiction Research & Theory, 19 (4), pp. 362-374.

Templeton, L., Novak, C. and Wall, S., 2011. Young people's views on services to help them deal with parental substance misuse. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 18 (3), pp. 172-178.

Orford, J., Copello, A., Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2010. Family members affected by a close relative's addiction : the stress-strain-coping-support model. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 36-43.

Templeton, L., 2010. Meeting the needs of children with the 5-Step Method. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 113-128.

Orford, J., Templeton, L., Velleman, R. and Copello, A., 2010. Methods of assessment for affected family members. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 75-85.

Templeton, L., Velleman, R. and Russell, C., 2010. Psychological interventions with families of alcohol misusers : a systematic review. Addiction Research & Theory, 18 (6), pp. 616-648.

Copello, A., Templeton, L., Orford, J. and Velleman, R., 2010. The 5-Step Method : evidence of gains for affected family members. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 100-112.

Copello, A., Ibanga, A., Orford, J., Templeton, L., Velleman, R. and , T. A., D., 2010. The 5-Step Method : future directions. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 203-210.

Copello, A., Templeton, L., Orford, J. and Velleman, R., 2010. The 5-Step method : principles and practice. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 86-99.

Orford, J., Velleman, R., Copello, A., Templeton, L. and Ibanga, A., 2010. The experiences of affected family members : a summary of two decades of qualitative research. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 44-62.

Copello, A., Templeton, L. and Powell, J., 2010. The impact of addiction on the family: Estimates of prevalence and costs. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 63-74.

Orford, J., Templeton, L., Copello, A., Velleman, R. and Ibanga, A., 2010. Working with teams and organizations to help them involve family members. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 154-164.

Templeton, L., 2009. Use of a structured brief intervention in a group setting for family members living with substance misuse. Journal of Substance Use, 14 (3-4), pp. 211-220.

Orford, J., Templeton, L., Copello, A., Velleman, R., Ibanga, A. and Binnie, C., 2009. Increasing the involvement of family members in alcohol and drug treatment services : the results of an action research project in two specialist agencies. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 16 (5), pp. 379-408.

Mastache, C., Mistral, W., Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2008. Partnership working in community alcohol prevention programmes. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 15 (S1), pp. 4-14.

Mistral, W., Velleman, R., Mastache, C. and Templeton, L., 2008. The challenge of evaluating community partnerships-a little local difficulty or endemic national problem? Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 15 (S1), pp. 50-60.

Templeton, L., 2007. Growing Pains – Progress and Ongoing Challenges in the Response to Parental Substance Misuse and its Impact Upon Children. Childright, 232, pp. 16-19.

Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2007. Substance misuse by children and young people: the role of the family and implications for intervention and prevention. Current Paediatrics, 17 (1), pp. 25-30.

Orford, J., Templeton, L., Patel, A., Copello, A. and Velleman, R., 2007. The 5-Step family intervention in primary care: I. Strengths and limitations according to family members. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 14 (1), pp. 29-47.

Orford, J., Templeton, L., Patel, A., Velleman, R. and Copello, A., 2007. The 5-step family intervention in primary care: II. The views of primary healthcare professionals. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 14 (2), pp. 117-135.

Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2007. Understanding and modifying the impact of parents substance misuse on children. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 13, pp. 79-89.

Templeton, L. J., Zohhadi, S. E. and Velleman, R. D. B., 2007. Working with family members in specialist drug and alcohol services: Findings from a feasibility study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 14 (2), pp. 137-150.

Mistral, W., Velleman, R., Mastache, C. and Templeton, L., 2006. Calculating savings to the nation from counselling services: methodological challenges. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 6 (4), pp. 238-243.

Copello, A. G., Templeton, L. and Velleman, R., 2006. Family interventions for drug and alcohol misuse: is there a best practice? Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 19 (3), pp. 271-276.

Mistral, W., Velleman, R., Templeton, L. and Mastache, C., 2006. Local action to prevent alcohol problems: Is the UK Community Alcohol Prevention Programme the best solution? International Journal of Drug Policy, 17 (4), pp. 278-284.

Templeton, L., 2005. Anorexia and bulimia in the family. Addiction Research & Theory, 13 (4), pp. 405-406.

Copello, A. G., Velleman, R. D. B. and Templeton, L. J., 2005. Family interventions in the treatment of alcohol and drug problems. Drug and Alcohol Review, 24 (4), pp. 369-385.

Orford, J., Templeton, L., Velleman, R. and Copello, A., 2005. Family members of relatives with alcohol, drug and gambling problems: a set of standardized questionnaires for assessing stress, coping and strain. Addiction, 100 (11), pp. 1611-1624.

Velleman, R. D. B., Templeton, L. J. and Copello, A. G., 2005. The role of the family in preventing and intervening with substance use and misuse: a comprehensive review of family interventions, with a focus on young people. Drug and Alcohol Review, 24 (2), pp. 93-109.

Velleman, R., Templeton, L. and Group, U. K. A. D. a. t. F. R., 2003. Alcohol, Drugs and the Family: Results from a long-running research programme within the UK. European Addiction Research, 9 (3), pp. 103-112.

Templeton, L., Velleman, R., Persaud, A. and Milner, P., 2003. The experiences of postnatal depression in women from black and minority ethnic communities in Wiltshire, UK. Ethnicity & Health, 8 (3), pp. 207-221.

Wilkinson, S., Taylor, G., Templeton, L., Mistral, W., Salter, E. and Bennett, P., 2002. Admissions to hospital for deliberate self-harm in England 1995-2000: an analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics. Journal of Public Health Medicine, 24 (3), pp. 179-183.

Conference or Workshop Items

Valentine, C. A. and Templeton, L., 2013. When drink kills : Biographical construction by those left behind. In: British Sociological Association Alcohol Study Group; Drinking Dilemmas Conference, 2013-12-12 - 2013-12-12, Cardiff.

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