Dr Lisa Schölin is a Research Fellow at University of Edinburgh.

Lisa, originally from Sweden, is a public health researcher with a special interest in the area of alcohol working at the School for Health in Social Sciences at University of Edinburgh. Lisa came to the UK in 2011 to study towards an MSc in Public Health at University of Chester, and thereafter secured a funded PhD studentship at Liverpool John Moores University. Her PhD thesis was entitled “Absolute abstinence? A mixed methods study of alcohol use during pregnancy among parents and midwives in England and Sweden”, which adopted a cross-cultural perspective to practices and perceptions around alcohol use during pregnancy.

Lisa has previously worked at University of Stirling as a Research Assistant on a number of projects relating to framing of policy arguments around alcohol, remuneration of screening and brief interventions, and perceptions around pregnancy drinking guidelines in England and Scotland. Since 2016, Lisa has worked as a consultant for WHO Regional Office for Europe on alcohol as well as prison health. Lisa joined University of Edinburgh in September 2017 to work on an Alcohol Research UK-funded project on recovery.