The first episode in this new Club Soda webinar series features a discussion with Dr Abi Rose, experimental psychologist at the University of Liverpool. Abi will be sharing the results of her most recent research investigating how COVID-19 has impacted alcohol use in the UK. She’ll be exploring some of the factors that have created differences in consumption between men and women, and situate these latest findings in the context of established, pre-pandemic trends between gendered alcohol use and mental health. The discussion will be facilitated by Claire Davey, PhD research student at Canterbury Christ Church University.
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Dr Abi Rose is an experimental psychologist based in the Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool, with research expertise in identifying internal and external mechanisms underlying alcohol behaviour. She is particularly interested in maternal alcohol use (covering pregnancy and motherhood), and how this is related to maternal and child mental health and well-being. Dr Rose is a member of the Liverpool Centre for Alcohol Research, and works with Liverpool Health Partners on research themes around ‘Starting Well’ and ‘Living Well’ which is focused on reducing health inequalities to improve population health across the lifespan. Follow Abi on Twitter.
Claire Davey is a full-time PhD research student and recipient of the University Research Scholarship at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is currently researching women’s experiences of entering sobriety through online recovery communities, particularly seeking to understand how sobriety influences performances of gender and sexuality. Claire formerly completed her MA (Dist.) at Birkbeck College, University of London in Gender, Sexuality & Culture (2018). She is a member of the Drinking Studies Network and participates in its cross-disciplinary research clusters. Follow Claire on Twitter.