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Annual LectureThis initiative by Living Room Cardiff aims to bring the best communicators in the recovery profession into contact with a wider audience.

...But I don't do Religion
24th June 2014
The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay

A Study of Contemporary Spirituality in Twelve-Step Recovery
Dr Wendy Dossett, University of Chester

Dr Wendy Dossett is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Chester, and Principal Investigator of the Higher Power Project. She is a former Associate Director of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre. She has research interests and publications in Japanese Buddhism, religious education, and in spirituality and recovery from addiction. She has worked with addicts in a residential rehab, is undertaking field research amongst those in twelve step recovery programmes.  The first findings of the Higher Power Project are published in ‘Addiction, Spirituality and the Twelve Steps’ in International Social Work. May, Vol. 56, No.2, 2013. She is Director (Research) of the recently formed CSARS Group.

Overcoming the Barriers to Engagement with Twelve Step Mutual-Aid
Prof. John Stoner PhD OBE, Universities of Aberystwyth & Chester

Prof John Stoner PhD OBE
is a career scientist and manager with interests in environment and health, he has been a Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Research into Environment and Health  (CREH) at the University of Aberystwyth for the past 15 years. Since 2008 he has developed his knowledge and experience of recovery from addiction by working at a 12-Step treatment in West Wales and latterly as researcher on the Higher Power Project and associated 12-Step recovery projects. He is currently a Visiting Professor in Addiction, Recovery and Spirituality at the University of Chester, where he is also Director (Projects) of the recently formed CSARS Group.

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