Current Studies

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


Evaluating Later or Expanded Premises Hours for Alcohol in the Night-Time economy (ELEPHANT).
Funded by the National Institute of Health Research

University of Stirling, Glasgow Caledonian University (and others)

Niamh Fitzgerald, Carol Emslie and colleagues (Mohan, A., Lewsey, J., McIntosh, E., Angus, C., Fitzpatrick, D., Smith, E.)


Interdisciplinary Research into political interest, civil society support and available data to strengthen Alcohol Policy Systems in Brazil and Peru (IRAPS).
Funded by MRC/Wellcome/UK Aid

University of Stirling (and others)

Niamh Fitzgerald and Isabelle Uny and colleagues (Sanchez Z., Piazza M., Angus C., Petticrew M.)


SPECTRUM Consortium: Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harM.
Funded by UK Prevention Research Partnership

University of Edinburgh, University of Stirling (and others)

Niamh Fitzgerald and colleagues (Bauld, L., Munafo, M., Brown, J., Collin, J., Gilmore, A., Langley, T., McNeill, A., Pearce, J., Petticrew, M., Moore, G., Reid, G., Dockrell, M., O’Connor, R., Bishop, J., Friel, S.)


The Impact of Minimum Pricing of Alcohol on Ambulance Call-outs in Scotland (IMPAACT).
Funded by Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office

University of Stirling (and others)

Niamh Fitzgerald and colleagues (Lewsey J., Fitzpatrick, D., Mackay D., Angus, C.)


ExILEnS: Exploring the impact of alcohol premises licensing in England and Scotland.
Funded by National Institute of Health Research (UK), Public Health Research programme

University of Stirling (and others)

Niamh Fitzgerald and colleagues (De Vocht, F., Angus, C., Bauld, L., Egan, M., Shortt, N., Nicholls, J., Nichols, T.)


Testing the feasibility and acceptability of a peer-delivered, relational intervention for people with problem substance use who are homeless to improve health outcomes, quality of life and social functioning, and reduce harms.
Funded by the National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR) / Health Technology Assessment Programme

University of Stirling

Tessa ParkesHannah Carver and colleagues.


Drink Wise Age Well: Quasi-Experimental study of a public health intervention for alcohol use among those who are 50 years and over.
Funded by the Big Lottery Fund

Glasgow Caledonian University, Edinburgh Napier University (and others)

Lawrie Elliott and colleagues


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


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

Glasgow Caledonian University

Benjamin Butterworth