The Team

Dr Amanda Atkinson

Dr Amanda Atkinson is the Principle Investigator on the project. She is a Senior Researcher within the Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University, with expertise in the area of the gendered nature of substance use, drinking cultures, media representations of drug and alcohol use and the influence of the media and marketing. She specialises in qualitative methods and uses creative/artistic methods to promote her research findings.

View Amanda’s academic profile here.

Professor Harry Sumnall

Harry Sumnall is a Professor in Substance Use at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University. He is interested in all aspects of substance use, particularly young people’s health issues. Harry’s funded research programmes have examined the evidence base for substance misuse prevention and the mechanisms for implementing evidence-based practice and policy.

View Harry’s academic profile here.

Beth Meadows

Beth is the Research Assistant for the project and works on all aspects of the work. She has a Masters in Gender Studies where she specialised in Post-feminist and Transnational approaches to the fashion industry. With a background in domestic violence advocacy, Beth is also a committed activist and is currently engaging in movements around climate justice.

Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith is a work placement student at LJMU. She has a particular interest in the health impacts of social media, and is assisting with data collection and analysis

Mwaka Nanyangwe

Mwaka Nanyangwe is an undergraduate student studying public health at LJMU. As part of her work placement module, she is assisting with data analysis.