I am a PhD student at the University of Stirling, based within the Institute for Social Marketing. My background is in social research, having worked across academic, government and contract research organisations. My PhD aims to use a mixed methods approach to understand how the alcohol dependence drug nalmefene has been implemented in the UK. Dr Niamh Fitzgerald (Stirling) and Professor Linda Bauld (Edinburgh) are the academic supervisors for the study. I am interested in interventions to address alcohol problems, and am currently involved in a study to look at how alcohol problems are managed in GP practices in deprived areas.