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My research interests primarily lie with in the areas of substance use and misuse.  IMy PhD work  investigated cognitive biases in substance use, but more resectly I have been intrested in a number of personality and other individual diffrence measures on alcohol use.  

I am also intersted in social networking - specifically in how students judge substance related posts.

Current research activities

I am currently involved in a number of projects using eye tracking technology to examine the effects of different types of post (e.g. positive or negative alcohol-realted posts)

I am also looking at the consequences and effects of alcohol hangover in students.

Desired research direction

In the future I plan to investigate biomarkers in alcohol hangover.

I also plan to extend my work on social media.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Eye tracking technology

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Research Output 2002 2020

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Sensitivity to experiencing alcohol hangovers: reconsideration of the 0.11% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold for having a hangover

Verster, J. C., Kruisselbrink, L. D., Slot, K. A., Anogeianaki, A., Adams, S., Alford, C., Arnoldy, L., Ayre, E., Balikji, S., Benson, S., Bruce, G., Devenney, L. E., Frone, M. R., Gunn, C., Heffernan, T., Hensel, K. O., Hogewoning, A., Johnson, S. J., van Lawick van Pabst, A. E., van de Loo, A. J. A. E. & 12 others, Mackus, M., Merlo, A., Murphy, R. J. L., Owen, L., Palmer, E. O. C., van Rossum, C. J. I., Scholey, A., Terpstra, C., Vatsalya, V., Vermeulen, S. A., van Wijk, M. & Stock, A-K., 9 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Medicine. 9, 1, 7 p., 179.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Alcoholic Intoxication

Acute alcohol effects on cytokine concentrations in healthy young adults

Van De Loo, A. J., Mackus, M. M., Merlo, A., Habers, L., Devenney, L. E., Knipping, K., Garssen, J., Kraneveld, A. D., Bruce, G. & Verster, J. C., 8 Aug 2019, In : Allergy. 74, S106, p. 444-445 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

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Advantages and limitations of naturalistic study designs and their implementation in alcohol hangover research

Verster, J. C., van de Loo, A. J. A. E., Adams, S., Stock, A-K., Benson, S., Scholey, A., Alford, C. & Bruce, G., 6 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Medicine. 8, 12, 10 p., 2160.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Randomized Controlled Trials
Drinking Behavior
Behavior Control

Hangover sensitive drinkers report higher levels of anxiety and stress than hangover resistant drinkers

Bruce, G., Merlo, A., Mackus, M., Van De Loo, A. J. & Verster, J., 31 Dec 2019, In : Neuropharmacology. 29, Supplement 6, p. S500-S500 1 p., P.743.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

Alcohol Drinking
social attraction