Isabelle Uny

University of Stirling

Isabelle Uny (@IsaUNY) is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at University of Stirling (@ismh_uos). She is a social scientist who focuses on International Health and alcohol policy in the global context.

Isa specialises in qualitative alcohol policy research. Current areas of focus include alcohol policy implementation analysis (particularly policies focused on reducing availability and the supply of harmful products) at community level, alcohol policy systems and drink driving. She  has an interest in FASD and alcohol screening in pregnancy (particularly in the African context).

She received her PhD in 2017 from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, for a qualitative of the lived experiences of the implementation of a maternal health policy in Malawi (


Isa is the principal investigator on the following studies:

RAPSSA- Regulating alcohol packaging and supply to protect health in Sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from policy systems in Malawi and Uganda.
Uny, I.;  Parry, C.; Tumesigye, N.; Kaneka, B.; Orgill, M.

Isa is also a researcher on the following studies:

Interdisciplinary Research into political interest, civil society support and available data to strengthen Alcohol Policy Systems in Brazil and Peru (IRAPS).
Fitzgerald N., Uny I., Sanchez Z., Piazza M., Angus C., Petticrew M.  (Funded by MRC/Wellcome/UK Aid)

Evaluating Later or Expanded Premises Hours for Alcohol in the Night-Time economy (ELEPHANT).
Fitzgerald, N., Mohan, A., Emslie, C., Lewsey, J., McIntosh, E., Angus, C., Fitzpatrick, D., Smith, E. (Funded by NIHR)

Examining policy options to manage the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on licensed premises and ambulance-call outs in Scotland (Lockdown & Licensed Premises study).
Fitzgerald N., Lewsey J., Stead M. (Funded by Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office)

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