Carol Emslie

Glasgow Caledonian University
Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN)

Professor Carol Emslie is SARN co-chair, along with Professor Aisha Holloway. Carol leads the Substance Use research group at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her applied health research focuses on gender, identity and alcohol use across the lifecourse and explores ways to reduce alcohol-related harm.  Recent work includes qualitative studies of drinking in LGBTQ+ communities, exploring alcohol and tobacco environments, evaluating the impact of later pub / club closing hours, and exploring the impact of alcohol minimum unit pricing on homeless people in Scotland.

Since joining GCU in 2012 to lead the Substance Use Research Group, she has worked with colleagues to secure research income from a range of funders (eg ESRC, NIHR, Scottish Government’s Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems). The Substance Use research group works closely with the third sector and engages extensively with practitioners, policy makers, and the public through blogs and social media (@SubMisuseGcu has > 3700 followers), media coverage, invitations to contribute to expert groups, and presenting at the Scottish Parliament (e.g. ).

Please see Carol’s Glasgow Caledonian University profile for further information.

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