Dr Lucy Dorey

Dr Lucy Dorey

Research Officer, Psychology

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792

Email address

Agile Working Space / Post-Grad Room - 914
Ninth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus


Trained initially as a psychiatric nurse and counsellor, Lucy worked for fifteen years in statutory services with people experiencing alcohol and drug misuse disorders. Lucy more recently specialised in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), offering therapy, training and supervision within her private practice. In 2019 Lucy completed a PhD in Health Sciences, focused on patients using an alcohol specialist nurse service in a general hospital. Since completing her PhD Lucy has worked alongside the University of Southampton to provide consultancy for Southampton City Council related to local drug service provision, and to evaluate an innovative project in Portsmouth, which is supporting families impacted by parental alcohol misuse.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Addictions
  • Substance misuse services
  • Recovery
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Thematic analysis
  • Data analysis