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Head of Research at Institute of Alcohol Studies, Visiting Researcher, King's College London

Sadie is Head of Research at Institute of Alcohol Studies, where she leads on the delivery of IAS’ research strategy.

This includes conducting and supervising in-house research, co-ordinating commissioned projects, and managing the IAS Small Grants Scheme.

Sadie is an experienced alcohol researcher who joined IAS in August 2019. Her research interests relate to health inequality, young people, and measuring alcohol consumption.

Before joining IAS, Sadie worked as a research fellow on randomised controlled trials in the addictions field at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London.

Sadie completed a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL in 2013. She also has a Master’s degree in Health Sciences from Newcastle University and a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University.


  • 2019–present
    Head of Research, Institute of Alcohol Studies
  • 2019–present
    Visiting researcher, King's College London
  • 2015–2019
    Research fellow, King's College London
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral research associate, UCL
  • 2009–2010
    Research assistant, UCL


  • 2013 
    UCL, PhD Epidemiology & Public Health
  • 2009 
    Newcastle University, MSc Health Sciences
  • 2008 
    Durham University, BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Philosophy)