Research assistant, Liverpool John Moores University

Emma Begley is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Public Health within the Substance Use team. She has worked a number of European research projects including The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) where she coordinated participant recruitment throughout the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Having also been involved in UK national projects exploring media representations of alcohol and their influence of young people’s drinking, Emma has developed an interest in UK drinking culture and trends, particularly the drinking practices of young people. With further interest in areas of illicit drug use, particularly researching Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), Emma has worked on the European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs project (ERANID) identifying gaps in the illicit drug research field and the Internet Tools for Research in Europe on New Drugs (I-TREND) Project with particular focus on online drug forum discussions and harm reduction messages shared between online communities.


  • 2013–present
    Research assistant, LJMU


  • 2010 
    LJMU, MSc
  • 2008 
    LJMU, BSc