Bev John

  • Professor - Psychology
  • Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
  • Athro - Seicoleg
  • Cyfadran y Gwyddorau Bywyd ac Addysg
Bev John

About Me

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Health and Care Professions Council Registered Psychologist.

Invited observer – Cross Party Group on Gambling Harm (Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament)

Chief Medical Officer / Minster for Mental Health Task and Finish Group on Gambling related harm (Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament)

Substance Misuse Treatment Framework for alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) Project Board (Public Health Wales / Welsh Government)

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Substance Use

Editorial Board Member British Journal of Mental Health Nursing

Beat the Odds Steering Group.

Research Interests:

Addiction; Screening and Brief Intervention; Health Psychology.

Current Research Activity:


Current Addictions Research Group projects are loosely grouped within 3 main research programmes. These reflect the progression, development and potential impact for the medium/longer term.

Diagnosis and treatment

• Prevalence of and diagnosis of Alcohol-Related Brain Damage

• Factors Predicting Relapse and Drop out from substance-related care and support services

Models of harm reduction

• Developing a Public Health model for reducing current and future gambling-related harm

• The use of apps as an intervention for problematic drinking.

• Factors that predict consumers’ alcoholic drink choices

• Understanding Craving from a behavioural addiction perspective

A list of my publications is available via PURE profile link:

Publications and PhD projects (PURE link)

Skills And Qualifications

  • PhD; BA (Hons)
  • HCPC-Registered Psychologist
  • British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist



Publications And Past Projects