Areas of Interest: Minimum pricing,Tax,Drinking guidelines,Drinking culture,Drinking occasions,Availability,Health inequalities,Consumption trends,young people,Epidemiology,Policy evaluation,Policy studies,Underage drinking

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Description: I am currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group at ScHARR. My research focuses on the analysis of alcohol policy options and alcohol consumption behaviours using simulation modelling and epidemiological techniques. Much of my work focuses on the development of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model and its use to appraise the impacts of policies such as minimum unit pricing on different population subgroups. I have a particular interests in the study of individual and population trends in alcohol consumption and related behaviours or outcomes. Typological analyses, equity and inequality issues and subgroup-analyses are themes running through my work. I am also Deputy Commissioning Editor for Addiction and a member of Alcohol Research UK's Grant Advisory Panel My degrees were all undertaken within the Social Policy and Social Work department of the University of York. During this time I worked as a research assistant studying trends in child poverty in the UK and developing countries. After completing my PhD on youth internet use, I worked for the Institute for Social Change at the University of Manchester for one year on child poverty and its effects on well-being and development before joining Sheffield as Research Fellow in 2010.

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