I showcase my work using video, articles, slideshows and posters, and my work has been presented at academic conferences and to mass audiences. Below are some examples.

Here I talk about what I research, and why I do it.

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This is a video of a seminar I gave to a special interest group in parental drug and alcohol misuse at Queen’s University Belfast Under the Radar: An overview of excessive drinking in mothers in the UK. March 2015



Here I talk about a piece of work I completed recently, where I examined case files of women with alcohol problems whose children had been removed from them by the family courts.

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This is a presentation I gave to the inaugural meeting of the Open Programme at Cumberland Lodge, using images to explain what I do and why I do it.

This is an article published article in Bionews, in which I talk about genetic mechanisms of addiction and other mental health issues.


Here is a piece of work I presented at an academic conference.  It reviews how effective the method most commonly used to identify alcohol problems is, and concludes that it’s not being used correctly for women.

Identifying women with alcohol problems

I have recently developed a tool for identifying parenting problems in mothers who have alcohol problems, and presented this at the Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Addiction.  The slides are here

Measuring alcohol-related parenting problems in mothers