Patricia Irizar

PhD Student

Contact: hlpiriza@student.liverpool.ac.uk

Biography

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Liverpool, supervised by Dr Laura Goodwin, Dr Suzi Gage and Dr Vicky Fallon. I am looking at the prevalence of alcohol problems within the UK Police Service and the relationship with mental health and occupational stress. My PhD is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Alcohol Change UK.

My main research interests are alcohol problems and the co-morbidity with mental health problems. Specifically, I am interested in determining whether certain groups, such as occupational groups, have a higher risk of suffering from both alcohol and mental health problems.

I also regularly blog for the University of Liverpool’s addiction research blog and the psychology blog, ‘Psych Liverpool’.