My academic interests lie in research into recovery from substance misuse, policy making for public health, and social exclusion. I have an extensive publication and scholarly activity profile and have developed an international profile in my key research interest areas. particular current topic of interest are co-productive methodologies, particularly with people who are hard to reach or seldom heard.
I currently work with VoiceBox Inc, a community enterprise organisation which works collaboratively in co-productive research projects.
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
J. Tetley, N. Cox, K. Jack, G. Witham (2018). Nursing Older People at a Glance. John Wiley & Sons.
L. Webb (2011). Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press.
S. Martikke, H. Cumbers, N. Cox, L. Webb, E. Gedzielewski, et al. (2019). Building Bridges into the Community: Social Capital in a Volunteering Project for Care Leavers. Children & Society. 33(2), pp.111-125.
L. Webb (2018). Exploring the characteristics of effective communicators in healthcare. Nurs Stand. 33(9), pp.47-51.
S. Cheeta, A. Halil, M. Kenny, E. Sheehan, R. Zamyadi, et al. (2018). Does perception of drug-related harm change with age? A cross-sectional online survey of young and older people. BMJ Open. 8(11),
A. Clayson, L. Webb, N. Cox (2018). When two worlds collide: critical reflection on co-production. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 18(1), pp.51-60.
L. Webb, N. Cox, S. Martikke, H. Cumbers, E. Gedzielewski, et al. (2016). Personal resilience and identity capital among young people leaving care: enhancing identity formation and life chances through involvement in volunteering and social action. Journal of Youth Studies.
L. Webb, J. Clough, D. O’Reilly, D. Wilmott, G. Witham (2016). The utility and impact of information communication technology (ICT) for pre-registration nurse education: A narrative synthesis systematic review. Nurse Education Today.
. Galvani, J. Tetley, C. Haigh, L. Webb, G. Yarwood, et al. (2016). End of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems: an exploratory study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 6(3), pp.392-393.
N. Cox, A. Clayson, L. Webb (2016). A safe place to reflect on the meaning of recovery: a recovery community co-productive approach using multimedia interviewing technology. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 16(1), pp.4-15.
N. Cox, L. Webb (2015). Poles apart: does the export of mental health expertise from the Global North to the Global South represent a neutral relocation of knowledge and practice?. Sociol Health Illn. 37(5), pp.683-697.
N. Cox, L. Webb (2015). Poles apart: does the export of mental health expertise from the Global North to the Global South represent a neutral relocation of knowledge and practice?. Sociology of Health & Illness. 37(5), pp.683-697.
L. Webb, G. Witham, T. Ford (2012). The provision of a mental health practitioner within a young people's substance misuse clinical team. Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis. 5(3), pp.254-267.
L. Webb (2012). The recovery model and complex health needs: what health psychology can learn from mental health and substance misuse service provision. J Health Psychol. 17(5), pp.731-741.
L. Webb (2012). Tools for the job: why relying on risk assessment tools is still a risky business. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 19(2), pp.132-139.
L. Webb (2009). Counting girls out: A review of suicide among young substance misusers and gender difference implications in the evaluation of risk. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 16(2), pp.103-126.
L. Webb, T. Ryan (2009). Hitting the target and missing the point: Is the United Nations playing games with the world's most vulnerable?. Journal of Health Management. 11(1), pp.229-241.
L. Webb, T. Ryan, P. Meier (2008). Care pathways to in-patient alcohol detoxification and their effects on predictors of treatment completion. Journal of Substance Use. 13(4), pp.255-267.
T. Ryan, L. Webb, PS. Meier (2006). A systems approach to care pathways into in-patient alcohol detoxification: Outcomes from a retrospective study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 85(1), pp.28-34.
T. Ryan, B. Hills, L. Webb (2004). Nurse staffing levels and budgeted expenditure in acute mental health wards: a benchmarking study. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 11(1), pp.73-81.
S. CHEETA, F. SCHIFANO, A. OYEFESO, L. WEBB, AH. GHODSE (2004). Antidepressant-related deaths and antidepressant prescriptions in England and Wales, 1998-2000. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 184(1), pp.41-47.
L. Webb, A. Oyefeso, F. Schifano, S. Cheeta, M. Pollard, et al. (2003). Cause and manner of death in drug-related fatality: an analysis of drug-related deaths recorded by coroners in England and Wales in 2000. DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE. 72(1), pp.67-74.
F. Schifano, F. schifano, A. Oyefeso, L. webb, M. Pollard, et al. (2003). Review of deaths related to taking ecstasy, England and Wales, 1997-2000. BMJ. 326(7380), pp.80-81.
L. Webb (2002). Deliberate self-harm in adolescence: a systematic review of psychological and psychosocial factors. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 38(3), pp.235-244.
L. Webb, N. Morris (1994). Mental health. Wilson's model of family caregiving. Nurs Stand. 8(16), pp.27-30.
L. Webb, N. Morries (1994). Wilson's Model of Family Caregiving
Nursing Standard, 8 (16): 27 – 30, 1994 Jan 12 - 18. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987). 8(16), pp.27-30.
Chapters in books
E. Miller, L. webb (2011). Theory to practice: Communicating therapeutically. In: Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press,
E. Miller, L. webb (2011). Active listening and attending: communication skills and the health care environment. In: Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press,
ML. Holt (2011). Health Promotion and Communication Techniques. L. Webb. In: Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press, pp.137-155.
M. Holt, L. Webb (2011). Engagement motivation and changing behaviour. L. Webb. In: Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press, pp.277-299.
L. Webb (2017). Global perspectives on co-production. Birmingham University, 14/9/2017.
L. Webb, N. cox (2017). co-produced research with liminal communities. birmingham university, 14/9/2017.
L. Webb, . Galvani, S, . Tetley, J, et al. (2017). Hear me now: Family experiences of end of life care for people using alcohol and drugs Society for the study of addiction conference. Madrid, 18/3/2017.
L. Webb (2014). Researching Recovery. Manchester, 7/11/2016.
L. Webb, A. Clayson (2016). Voices in Action: Community action in the journey of recovery. Manchester, 20/11/2015.
N. Cox, L. Webb (2015). Poles apart: does the export of mental health expertise from the Global North to the Global South represent a neutral relocation of knowledge and practice?. In: http://www.easaonline.org/networks/medical/events/magic2015/. University of Sussex, United Kingdom, 9/9/2015.
. VoiceBox Inc (2014). Voicebox Inc. voices from the brink. In: http://intar.org/conferences/2014-liverpool-uk/. University of Liverpool, 24/6/2014.
L. Webb (2012). Counting girls out of suicide risk assessment. In: http://www2.kenes.com/esssb14/sci/Pages/Symposium%20Timetable.aspx. Tel Aviv, 3/9/2012.
L. Webb, S. Wright, S. Galvani Research Briefing No. 2: End of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems: Scoping of exisiting database evidence. Research Briefing. Manchester Metropolitan University, Big Lottery Fund.
L. Webb, S. Wright, S. Galvani (2017). End of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems: scoping review of existing database evidence. , Big Lottery Fund.
S. Martikke, N. Cox, H. Cumbers, L. Webb Working successfully with care leavers: an evaluation of GMYN's Boom+ project. UK, Manchester: Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation, UK Cabinet Office.
G. Yarwood, L. Webb, N. Hammond, PM. Gray (2017). Evaluation report of families experiences of Partners of Prisoners (POPs) prison-based visitor centre services. Manchester Metropolitan University, Partners of Prisoners (POPs).
L. Webb, H. Ghodse, A. Oyefeso, F. Schifano, M. Pollard, et al. (2002). drug-related deaths as reported by coroners in England and Wales: Annual Review 2001 and np-SAD Surveillance Report no.9. St George's Hospital Medical School, St George's Hospital Medical School.
L. Webb, H. Ghodse, A. Oyefeso, M. Pollard, J. Corkery (2001). Drug related Deaths as Reported by Coroners in England & Wales: Annual Review 2000 and np-SAD Surveillance Report no. 7. Oct 2001. European Centre for Addiction Studies, St. George's Hospital Medical School, St George's Hospital Medical School.
P. Higgs, G. Yarwood, L. Webb Highlighting the palliative care needs of people using drugs.
S. galvani, J. tetley, C. haigh, L. webb, J. ashby, et al. (2016). Hear me now: Family experiences of end of life care for people using alcohol and drugs.
Recoverism and the Arts. Manchester 2017
I regularly review for the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Substance Use and Clinical Nursing.
End of Life Care and substance use. Strand 2: scoping review of data. Big Lottery (£425K).
Care leavers: Boom Project. In association with Greater Manchester Voluntary Services Organisation and Greater Manchester Youth Network, Vulnerable and Disengaged Young People Fund, The Cabinet Office, HM Govt. (£56,500). February 2014.
Voices from the Brink: Digital technology as outreach among disengaged substance misusers. Research Accelaration Fund, MMU. (£5000), February 2014.
Back from the Brink: supporting disengaged drinkers toward recovery. MMU Research Institute for Health and Social Care (RIHSC), (£1000). January, 2014.
Medication Error Rates; Evaluation of on Medication Error Reporting & Monitoring for the Smithfield Detoxification Service. Turning Point, Manchester. February, £2000. 2009.
Mental health liaison in voluntary substance misuse services. Action research project, for Drug & Alcohol Action Team, Staffordshire (£15,000). August 2005.
The Smithfield Project – evaluation of 10 years provision of in-patient detoxification treatment. In collaboration with the Centre for Mental Health Service Development in England, Kings College London (£10,000). Completed 2004.