Areas of Interest: Epidemiology,young people,fetal alcohol spectrum disorders,alcohol intervention

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Description: Penny Joined the University of Salford in June 2012. Prior to this, she was was a Reader in Public Health Epidemiology at Liverpool John Moores University’s Centre for Public Health, researching in sexual health and alcohol harm. Projects included an investigation of the public's attitude to alcohol, ‘the Big Drink Debate’, which attracted the opinions of nearly 30,000 people and 'PrevAIL', which used non-invasive blood tests to screen for alcohol-related liver damage in primary care and workplaces. Penny is particularly interested in the overlap between alcohol and sexual health, and has carried out Department of Health funded research on the overlap between population-level indicators of alcohol use, teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in teenagers.