Professor Petra Meier PhD (Manchester), MSc (Hertfordshire), Vordiplom (Heidelberg)
Section of Public Health
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4D
Office: Room G033c, Ground Floor, Regent Court
Tel: (+44) (0) 114 222 0735
Fax: (+44) (0) 114 272 4095
email : email@example.com
Days of work: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
I studied psychology at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, before completing an MSc by Res in Child Health (University of Hertfordshire) and a PhD in Epidemiology & Health Sciences (University of Manchester).
I was a Lecturer in Psychology for two years after my doctorate, before joining the University of Sheffield in 2006 where I am now Professor of Public Health.
- Alcohol policies and their effectiveness, especially pricing, marketing and availability policies
- Determinants of substance use, misuse and addiction
- Substance misuse treatment evaluation and outcome
- Co-occurring mental health problems and substance misuse (dual diagnosis)
- Health inequalities
I am an Assistant Editor of the journal Addiction and serve on the editorial board of Drugs: Education, Prevention, Policy. I regularly peer review for the major journals in my field and for grant-awarding bodies including the NIHR and ESRC.
Key Current Projects
- MRC/ESRC co-funded Addiction Research Strategy £1,110,000
PI: Alcohol Policy Research Programme IARP, Economic Modelling and Evaluation (2010-2014)
- MRC: The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) £4,300,000
CI: Cross-disciplinary, multi-centre grant for UK research on alcohol and tobacco policy (2013-2017)
- NIHR School of Public Health Centre Grant £2,400,000
CI involved in alcohol-reated research strand (2013-2016)
- MRC National Prevention Research Initiative NPRI £1,550,000
CI: Ramdomised controlled trial of the 'Health in Early Feeding Scheme' in neighbourhoods with low 6 week breastfeeding rates (2012-2016)
- MRC National Prevention Research Initiative NPRI £550,000
CI: Time to change! Using the trasition from school to universtiy to promote healthy lifestyle habits in young people (2012-2014)
- European Union FP7 Large-scale grants EUR10m (Sheffield £330,000)
UK-PI: Addictions and lifestyles in contemport Europe (2011-2015)
- Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) CAN$450,000 (Sheffield £80,000)
CI: Canadian Alcohol Minimum Pricing Policy Evaluation (2010-2014)
Meier, PS, Meng, Y, Holmes, J, Baumberg, B, Purshouse, R, Hill-McManus, D, Brennan, A (2013).
Adjusting for unrecorded consumption in survey and per capita sales data: Quantification of impact on gender- and age-specific alcohol-attributable fractions for oral and pharyngeal cancers in Great Britain. Alcohol Alcohol. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agt001
Purshouse, R, Brennan, A, Rafia, R, Latimer, N, Archer, RJ, Angus, CR, Preston, LR, Meier, PS (2012).
Modelling the cost-effectiveness of alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care in England.
Alcohol and Alcoholism doi: 10.1093/alcalc/ags103
Casswell, S, Huckle, T, Wall, M, You, RQ, Meier, P, MacKintosh, AM, Chun, S (2012).
The International Alcohol Control (IAC) Study-Evaluating the Impact of Alcohol Policies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,
36 (8), 1462-1467.
Holmes J, Meier P, S, Booth A, Guo Y, & Brennan A (2012).
The temporal relationship between per capita alcohol consumption and harm: A systematic review of time lag specifications in
aggregate time series analyses. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 123 (1-3), 7-14.
Gell L, & Meier P (2012).
The nature and strength of the relationship between expenditure on alcohol and food: An analysis of adult-only households in the UK.
Drug and Alcohol Review, 31(4), 422-430. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00330.x
Hagell, A, Aldridge, J, Meier , PS Millar, T, Symonds, J, & Donmall, M (2012).
Trends in adolescent substance use, and their implications for understanding trends in mental health. In Hagell, A (Ed.), Changing Adolescence: Social trends and adolescent mental health. Bristol: The Policy Press
Thompson JL, Merrell J, Bogin B, Heinrich M, Meier P, & Garaj V (2011).
Migration, Nutrition and ageing across the lifecourse in Bangladeshi families: Project MINA. Gerontologist, 51.
Schulte SJ, Meier P S, & Stirling J (2011).
Dual diagnosis clients' treatment satisfaction - a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry, 11. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-11-64
Meier P (2011).
Alcohol marketing: The Need for a New Research Agenda. Addiction, 106(3), 466-471
Johnson M, Jackson R, Guillaume L, Meier P, & Goyder E (2011).
Barriers and facilitators to implementing screening and brief intervention for alcohol misuse: a systematic review of qualitative evidence.
J Public Health, 33 (3), 412-421.
Purshouse R, Meier P, Brennan A, Taylor K, Rafia R (2010).
Alcohol pricing policies: Estimated impact on health and health economic outcomes. Lancet 375, 9723, 1355-64
Meier P, Brennan A, Purshouse P (2010).
Assessing the Impact of Policy Options for Alcohol Price Regulation: The Importance of Modelling Population Heterogeneity. Addiction. 105: 383-93
Schulte S, Meier P, Stirling J, Berry M (2010).
Dual diagnosis competency among addiction treatment staff: Training levels, training needs and the link to retention. European Addiction
Meier P S (2010).
Polarized drinking patterns and alcohol deregulation. NAT Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 27 (5), 383-408.
Wilkins L, Bissell P, & Meier P S (2010).
Risky injecting practices associated with snowballing: A qualitative study. Drug and Alcohol Review, 29 (3), 256-262.
Barrowclough C, Meier P, Beardmore R, Emsley R (2010).
Predicting therapeutic alliance in clients with psychosis and substance misuse. Journal Nervous and Mental Disease, 198(5):373-377
Schulte S, Meier P, Stirling J, Berry M (2010)
Unrecognised dual diagnosis - a risk factor for dropout of treatment. Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis 3:94-109