PhD Students



Laura Baines


Laura is a PhD student and a Demonstrator at the School of Psychology. Her research primarily focuses on the role of inhibitory control in heavy drinking. Specifically, the sub-components of inhibitory control (reactive control, proactive control and signal detection) and whether these fluctuate in response to environmental and psychological triggers.



Sam Burton


Sam’s PhD primarily looks into inhibitory control in heavy drinkers, and how it fluctuates due to motivation and environment. He has a wider interest in the effect of drugs on human behaviour and health.



Joel Crawford

Joel’s PhD investigates young adults’ alcohol-related regrets. He is particularly interested in how young adults conceptualise their experiences of alcohol-related regrets and if these regrets can be employed to change alcohol beliefs and behaviour.


Gabrielle Humphreys


Gabby’s PhD focuses on the development of eHealth interventions. Gabby aims to identify effective behaviour change techniques in alcohol, gambling and emotional eating online interventions to inform the development of transdiagnostic programmes.



Patsy Irizar


Patsy’s interests are in addiction and mental health problems. Her PhD focuses on alcohol use and co-morbid mental health problems in the UK police service.



Mike Jecks


Mike’s PhD primarily investigates the feasibility and potential effectiveness of alcohol brief interventions targeted at newly unemployed individuals, with an aim to reduce the health risk which unemployment can cause.



Jo-Anne Puddephatt


Jo-Anne’s PhD primarily investigates the social patterning of alcohol misuse and how it co-occurs with mental disorders. She has a wider interest in behaviour change and has published research on the feasibility of a mobile application to reduce drinking behaviour in veterans.



Jasmine Warren


Jasmine’s PhD investigates the role of the menstrual cycle affects alcohol use and mood. Following the PhD, Jasmine aims to conduct research highlighting the importance of sex-specific issues and their implications for health and policymakers.



Rachel Warsaw


Rachel’s PhD investigates the impact mobile technology usage has on cognition, primarily looking at facets of Executive Function including working memory and multitasking. Under the supervision of Suzi, Andrew and Abi, her work extends to examine the relationship between mobile technology and sleep quality and uses longitudinal and experimental methodologies.