I am a Professor of Alcohol Policy and Director of the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group (SARG) in ScHARR at the University of Sheffield. My research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods and covers epidemiology and policy analyses related to alcohol. In particular I work on SARG's analysis of alcohol pricing policies, lead our research on lower risk drinking guidelines and also study drinking culture culture and trends in drinking
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 I worked for the Institute for Social Change at the University of Manchester as a Research Associate for one year before moving to Sheffield as a Research Fellow in 2010.