Carol Emslie

Carol Emslie SARN website

Professor Carol Emslie is SARN co-chair, along with Professor Aisha Holloway. Carol leads the Substance Use research group at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her applied health research focuses on gender and alcohol use across the lifecourse. Recent work includes developing infographics to challenge gender stereotypes about alcohol (, exploring how young women represent their drinking on Facebook, examining how women in midlife view their alcohol consumption as ‘timeout and transformation’ and an RCT aiming to reduce ‘binge’ drinking among men living in deprived areas of Scotland using an innovative text message approach.

Carol also facilitates the Society for the Study of Addiction Qualitative Methods Journal Club and is an assistant editor for the journal Addiction.

Through her leadership, the Substance Use Research Group works closely with the third sector and engages with practitioners, policy makers, and the public through blogs and social media (@SubMisuseGcu on Twitter has over 3500 followers), and presentations at public events and the Scottish Parliament.

Please see Carol’s Glasgow Caledonian University profile for further information.