Current Studies

Here you will find some of the current studies that SARN members are undertaking within the field of alcohol related research.

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PhD working title: Epidemiological study of the association between alcohol consumption and liver disease among persons with chronic hepatitis C virus infection in the UK. 

Glasgow Caledonian University

 Anastasia Sandri

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PhD Project: An exploration of the influence of alcohol on memory for traumatic events. 

Glasgow Caledonian University

Benjamin Butterworth

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Harm reduction intervention for severe drug and/or alcohol dependence among people who are homeless

An international and intersectional dialogue on how to reduce harm and promote wellbeing amongst people who have housing, health and substance use challenges: A series of knowledge exchange events.

 University of Stirling 

 Hannah Carver

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Staying  better than well:  an explanation of the  experience and active ingredients  of sustaining recovery within a supportive  environment

Funded by The University of Edinburgh and Alcohol Research UK 

Sarah  Rhynas,  Fiona Cuthill, Aisha Holloway, Lisa Scholin 

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The Impact of of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland on Harmful Drinkers

 Rachel Petrie 

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Effects of Scottish Government changes in alcohol policy on consumption and purchasing of alcohol beverages by patients with alcohol-related health harms.
Funded by Chief Scientist Office, Scotland; Alcohol Research UK; Edinburgh and Lothian’s Health Foundation; and NHS Lothian CSO

Queen Margaret University

Jan Gill

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A prospective study designed to evaluate a course, delivered by NHS professionals, to increase knowledge and skills in relation to Alcohol Brief Interventions amongst final year Nursing and Occupational Therapy students.
Funded by NHS Lothian

Queen Margaret University

 Jan Gill 

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A study to explore the use of  Photovoice as a methodology with people suffering the consequences of alcohol-related harm.
Funded by The University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, SHAAP. In partnership with National Portrait Gallery and CARDS project.

University of Edinburgh

 Sarah Rhynas, Aisha Holloway 

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Exploring the attitudes and practices of nurses and General Practitioners (GPs) in the delivery of Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) in Scotland: a qualitative study.
Funded by SHAAP

University of Edinburgh

Aisha Holloway