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I have taught on the MSc/PG Progeramme in Alcohol and Drug Studies for over 30 years.

My research interests lie in areas related to alcohol/drug use and problems. This covers a wide range of disciplines, including health and social policy and teh effectiveness of interventions on idividual and family recovery from alcohol and drug problems including addcition.


Current Research:

Following on from a Joseph Rowntree grant I am interested in poverty/deprivation and its links to addiction, particularly as a driver in the context of health inequalities.

I am also looking at the impact of changes in alcohol sales in Scotland and the impact this may have on drinking culture, patterns and consequences.

Desired direction:

Beyond my current interests I am keen to collaborate/seek funding in currrent topics (health, family, criminal justice, policy) in relation to alcohol and drug issues.

I am also interested in studying/reviewing the emergence and changes in the delivery of addiction services over the last 40 years.


Scottish Government.

Alcohol Research UK

External positions

external examiner, University of Brighton

1 Jul 20161 Jul 2019

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Public Health Medicine & Life Sciences
alcohol Social Sciences
Alcohols Medicine & Life Sciences
policy area Social Sciences
health Social Sciences
alcohol consumption Social Sciences
appeal Social Sciences
public policy Social Sciences

Research Output 2010 2014

Public Health Mini-Guides: Alcohol Misuse

Barrie, K. & Scriven, A., 14 Jul 2014, Churchill Livingstone. 144 p. (Public Health Mini-Guides)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Public Health


Barrie, K., Nov 2011, Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press. 110 p. (Policy and Practice in Health and Social Care - 15)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

policy area
alcohol consumption

Gay men & substance use and problems

Barrie, K., 10 Oct 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther


Mental Health
Mental Health Services