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Research interests

I am a Lecturer/ Specialty Registrar in Public Health (ST5). My research interests include:

  • Prevention of harmful alcohol use and inequalities in alcohol-related harms
  • Development of a digital web intervention to prevent excessive alcohol use and related harms among young people
  • Prevention of bacterial (skin and soft tissue) infections among people who inject dugs
  • Interventions to prevent multiple risk behaviour

Prior to my current role, I held a NIHR postdoctoral fellowship which focused on social influences on young people’s alcohol use. Building on the findings of this research, I have led development of a prototype digital web intervention (‘Rethink Alcohol’) which aims to prevent excessive alcohol use and related harms among young people aged 14-15 years, as Principal Investigator. Development and user testing of the prototype website was supported by my NIHR postdoctoral fellowship and the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

I recently led a qualitative study (the VIDA study), supported by Alcohol Change UK, to explore parental views around adolescent alcohol use and conducted a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis regarding individual, family and school-based interventions to prevent multiple risk behaviour in young people. 


  • Alcohol
  • Qualitative Research
  • Digital intervention
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Risk behaviour
  • Substance Misuse


  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis
  • Qualitative research
  • Intervention development


I am Co-Unit Lead for the Essentials in Public Health unit for the MSc Public Health. Since 2011, I have contributed to teaching of the public health and evidence-based medicine elements of Community Oriented Medical Practice (COMP) for 4th year medical students. I am also involved in delivery of revision courses for Specialty Registrars in Public Health on the South West Public Health training scheme prior to the Part A examination.

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Research Output

  • 18 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 3 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 1 Editorial (Academic Journal)
Open Access
  • 15 Downloads (Pure)

    Examining subgroup effects by socioeconomic status of public health interventions targeting multiple risk behaviour in adolescence

    Tinner, L., Caldwell, D., Hickman, M., MacArthur, G., Gottfredson, D., Perez, A. L., Moberg, D. P., Wolfe, D. & Campbell, R., 16 Oct 2018, In : BMC Public Health. 18, 19 p., 1180.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 179 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    348 Downloads (Pure)