Observational research about social influences on addiction 

 

 

1.     Project title: Which demographic, psychological and social factors predict university students’ alcohol consumption?

Principal investigator: Dr Richard Cooke

Project summary: This work extends on research conducted whilst Richard worked at Aston University on the CALIBRATE study, which uses observational measures to compare predictors of university students’ alcohol consumption in six European countries.

2.     Project title: Guidelines for health – knowledge, motivation and skills

Principal investigator: Dr Richard Cooke

Project summary: Working in collaboration with academics at Sussex University, University of East London, and Oxford Brookes University, this study is looking at student’s understanding of alcohol guidelines at the University of Liverpool

3.     Project title: Assessing trends in mental health and health related behaviours in UK teenagers.

Principal investigator: Dr Suzi Gage

Project summary: Using two large longitudinal cohort studies (ALSPAC and MCS) this project aims to investigate changes in mental health and health related behaviours in UK teens over the past 10 years, and to investigate the changing relationships between these, as well as attempting to understand why prevalences may be changing.

 4.     Project title: Language matters: what impact does the use of stigmatising language have on perceptions of people who use drugs?

Principal investigator: Dr Suzi Gage

Project summary: In collaboration with colleagues from Liverpool John Moores University and the University of York, this project aims to investigate the impact of stigmatising language on perceptions of people who use drugs in a variety of populations, including students, the general public in UK, and health professionals likely to interact with these groups.

5. Project title: Understanding underage substance and alcohol use, and identifying risk factors for adolescent use

Principal investigator: Dr Abi Rose

6. Project title: Analysis of social media content to understand attitudes and experiences of cutting down drinking 

Principal investigator: All group members