Areas of Interest: Gender,sexual identity,Life course,Health inequalities

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Description: Dr Carol Emslie is a Reader within the School of Health & Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University and leads the Substance Use & Misuse research group. Her research focuses on gender and alcohol consumption. Current projects involve translating complex findings about gender and alcohol into infographics (funded by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) and a qualitative project exploring the impact of lowering Scotland’s drink drive limit (funded by CSO & led by Dr NIamh Fitzgerald, University of Stirling). Recent research includes a content analysis of newspaper representations of men and women’s 'binge' drinking which highlights the disproportionate focus on women's' drinking (also featured in The Conversation) and exploring the social context of drinking in LGBT communities in Scotland. Other work includes a gender-sensitive scoping review of population level interventions which influence alcohol-related harm (working with the University of Stirling and Glasgow Centre for Population Health), MRC-funded research focusing on drinking in midlife men and women,. and a NIHR funded RCT .exploring whether texting innovative messages to men in deprived areas would reduce their binge drinking (led by Prof Iain Crombie at the University of Dundee). Carol is currently an Assistant Editor for the journal Addiction, one of the Convenors for the British Sociological Association Alcohol Study group, and on the Grants Advisory Panel for Alcohol Research UK. Previously, she was involved with the British Sociological Association's Medical Sociology Committee, the SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) expert group on women & alcohol, and the management group for the Men’s Health Forum Scotland.

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