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NHS, Utrecht University


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 2019

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

social attraction
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Differential emotional processing in concrete and abstract words

Yao, B., Keitel, A., Bruce, G., Scott, G. G., O'Donnell, P. & Sereno, S., 12 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 44, 7, p. 1064-1074 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Affective Symptoms
99 Downloads (Pure)

Type D personality is associated with increased desire for alcohol in response to acute stress

Williams, L., Bruce, G. & Knapton, C., 30 Jan 2018, In : Stress and Health. 34, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Type D Personality
Alcohol Drinking
Analysis of Variance

Cross-cultural comparisons of drinking motives in 10 countries: Data from the DRINC Project

Mackinnon, S., Couture, M-E., Cooper, L., Kuntsche, E., O'Connor, R., Stewart, S. & Team, DRINC., 23 Mar 2017, In : Drug and Alcohol Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cross-Cultural Comparison
intercultural comparison


Self Efficacy
Social Support
Social Theory