Rachel joined the TRAPS (Transformative Research on the Alcohol Industry, Policy and Science) Programme as a PhD student in January 2018 from the National Addictions Centre, King’s College London where she was working as the Yorkshire & Humber Research Assistant on the NIHR funded ADAM Study. This study was focussed on interventions to improve adherence to acamprosate for relapse prevention in alcohol dependent patients.
Prior to this, Rachel was working in the Clinical Research Office at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals as a Research Co-ordinator. She has also worked as a Research Co-ordinator based within an NHS Addictions Service, working on two key studies which were led by King’s College London; the MRC funded MIFCOG study of Mifepristone on alcohol dependent males; and the NIHR Programme Grant SIPS Junior, which involved screening 10-17 year old A&E attenders for alcohol problems.
Rachel is primarily interested alcohol dependence and the burden this places on individuals, families and society as a whole. Her current area of interest is alcohol policy and the ways alcohol policy is developed in the UK, and how the alcohol industry impact on this process and policy decisions.