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Research interests

I am a public health researcher with particular interests in maternal and child health, alcohol-related harm, natural experiments and methods to improve causal inference.

Current Roles:

  • Programme Manager: Healthy Places, Healthy Planet. NIHR School for Public Health and Care Research
  • Postdoctoral Launching Fellow. NIHR School for Public Health and Care Research

Current Projects:

Student Projects:

  • ‘No alcohol in pregnancy – better safe or better worry? A digital and social media analysis of the acceptability and unintended consequences of the abstinence message’ (3.5 years from Oct 2021; GW4 DTP PhD project supervisor)
  • Does Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) classification predict engagement in adolescent Multiple Risk Behaviours (MRBs)? (MSc Dissertation supervisor)


Previously, I have conducted systematic reviews and meta-analysis for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and have worked for the National Offender Management Service.

I have a BSc in Applied Psychology, a MSc in Forensic Psychology and a PhD in Epidemiology (Cardiff). In 2017 I joined the Centre for Public Health in my home town at the University of Bristol.

External positions

Member of the UK FASD Research Collaboration


  • Alcohol
  • Epidemiology
  • Prenatal health
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
  • Natural experiments


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