We Need You!

We want to include people from all ages (18+), genders, ethnicities, levels of education and employment. You may be a person with experience living with ArLD or a relative or carer.

Are You An Expert in ArLD?

We want to identify existing networks of experts in ArLD across disciplines and settings including hospital specialists, scientists, community and voluntary sector workers.

About ARMS Hub

Learn more about the project, its aims and how they will be achieved.

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about us

ARMS-Hub aims to increase and enhance ArLD research in the UK

We want to explore themes such as discrimination, inclusion and engagement in these meetings. We will create a hub with people with lived experience and have other experts join the discussion.

The meetings will be both virtual and in-person and we will have facilitators that will ensure everyone has their voice heard.  However, answering any questions is completely voluntary so you can choose not to contribute to a specific topic if you don’t feel comfortable. You don’t have to attend all meetings, we value any amount of time you can share with us.

Why are we doing this?

Alcohol use is the third leading cause of early death and the main cause of liver disease in the UK. Hospital admissions and deaths from Alcohol-related liver disease (ArLD) are rising year by year despite recognition that alcohol use is an important public health issue.

There is currently a lack of attention to ArLD research likely due to stigma from the public, healthcare sector and industry.

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Team Members

Meet our expert Team

Dr Ashwin Dhanda
Dr Ashwin Dhanda

Chief Investigator
Academic Hepatologist

Amanda Clements
Amanda Clements

Consultant Nurse

Prof Colin Drummond
Prof Colin Drummond

Professor of Addiction Psychiatry

Prof Debbie Shawcross
Prof Debbie Shawcross

Professor of Hepatology and Chronic Liver Failure