Suzie Roscoe (née Kelly)


Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

PhD student

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Suzie Roscoe (née Kelly)
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I began my studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2015 as a part-time student, undertaking my Master’s in Public Health whilst working full-time as a Commissioning Manager in Public Health, Stoke-on-Trent.

In the summer of 2017 I won a University scholarship to complete my PhD at ScHARR which I am undertaking on a full-time basis.

I have over thirteen years in the public sector with over ten years’ experience of leading strategy, and commissioning services, for substance misuse and community safety.

My Masters dissertation focussed on perceived factors supporting maintained recovery among people who are overcoming alcohol dependence in Stoke on Trent. I adopted a mixed method, explanatory sequential approach, incorporating both a quantitative survey and in-depth qualitative interviews.


  • Dr Penny Buykx
  • Prof Alicia O'Cathain
  • Dr Lucy Gavens
Research interests

Title of PhD: How do commissioners of drug and alcohol treatment services assure recovery is achievable whilst facing continued disinvestment?

The aim of the study is to identify the impact that disinvestment has had on commissioning of substance misuse services and on the outcomes of people affected by substance misuse.

My research interests are recovery from substance misuse, effective commissioning, substance misuse services, reducing health inequalities, ACEs, motivation to change amongst higher risk drinkers, community safety.