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About Dr Carol Emslie

Dr Carol Emslie is a Senior Lecturer in Substance Use & Misuse within the Institute for Applied Health Research at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her current research focuses on gender and alcohol use. Recent projects include a focus group study exploring mid-life drinking among men and women, and a geographical analysis of alcohol-related death rates across Scotland. Her work uses a variety of different methods including secondary qualitative analysis, the systematic review of qualitative literature and working on qualitative components of RCTs.
Carol graduated from Glasgow University (First Class Honours, Sociology) and gained her PhD from the MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit in 1997. Her quantitative thesis examined the health of men and women within a British Bank in order to explore whether gender differences in minor morbidity persist amongst men and women working in similar jobs. She then worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of General Practice, Glasgow University on a qualitative project which investigated people's perceptions of a family history of heart disease, before returning to a Senior Investigative Scientist post in the Gender & Health programme at the MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit. Her work here included examining men's gendered experiences of coronary heart disease, analysing gender differences and similarities in narratives about cancer and depression in (an award winning website about people’s experiences of illnesses) and examining changes in men’s and women's drinking over time in the west of Scotland Twenty-07 Study.


Present Senior Lecturer: Substance Use & Misuse, Glasgow Caledonian University


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Institute for Applied Health Research
School of Health & Life Sciences
Level 3 Buchanan House
Glasgow Caledonian University
G4 0BA


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