Lindsey Richardson

Team co-lead, BCCSU Subproject

Research Scientist, BC Centre on Substance Use; Assistant Professor, UBC Sociology

Lindsey is a medical sociologist whose research focuses on the drivers and consequences of socio-economic marginalization among people who use drugs.  Lindsey is currently the Principal Investigator of three ongoing studies: 1) the Cheque Day Study, a randomized controlled trial examining the drug-related impacts of changing the timing and frequency of income assistance payments; 2) the Assessing Economic Transitions (ASSET) study, a cohort study examining the impacts of economic engagement and 3) the Social Scientific Investigation of randomized controlled trial participation in addictions research (SIRCA) Study, a project examining the social and structural influences on and outcomes related to participation in drug use research. Her mixed-methods research links observational research, the implementation of social and structural interventions, and studies on medical research participation.