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Sarah Morton

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
01 716 8582
University College Dublin, School of Social Policy Social Work and Social Justice, Sheehy-Skeffington Building Belfield Dublin 4

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Dr Sarah Morton is Director of the Community Partnership Drugs Programme. She holds a PhD from the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice, University of Bath. She has extensive experience in policy, practice and outcome evaluation in relation to addressing complex issues including domestic and sexual violence and drug and alcohol use. As Service Development Manager for Safe Ireland for ten years, she has took a lead role in identifying and responding to critical issues affecting women and children's lives in regard to violence and abuse, including substance use.Over the previous five years, she has focussed on the interplay of domestic violence and substance use in families, developing national and regional response strategies for domestic violence services in Ireland, as well as leading organisation-based research and practice development in relation to drugs and alcohol. Dr Morton's research interests include the intersection of substance use and violence, as well as creative and participative research methodologies.


  • BA
    Curtin Univ of Tech Perth Australia1989 - 1992
  • MSc
    University of Ulster1996 - 1998
  • PhD
    University of Bath UK2004 - 2008
  • Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin