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Funded PhD Studentship: Glasgow Caledonian University

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Fully funded PhD Studentship
Glasgow Caledonian University, School of Health and Life Sciences
Project Reference Number: SHLS2018007


Women are increasingly affected by the social, financial, and health costs of heavy drinking and problem gambling. Their drinking and gambling are more stigmatised than men’s, support services and peer support are often perceived to be oriented towards men, and research in both fields has been criticised for being gender blind. Drinking and gambling are rarely studied together. However, recent work from Wales suggests that investigating parallels and shared solutions may be productive.

This exploratory project will use qualitative methods. Rather than focus on intrinsic traits or individual psychological factors, it will explore the social context and meanings of drinking and gambling in women’s lives. The project is likely to recruit women across the harm continuum (e.g., ‘recreational’ and ‘problem’ gamblers; ‘moderate’ and ‘harmful’ drinkers) at different stages of the lifecourse. It will draw upon current working relationships with our community partners and third sector organisations (e.g. Alcohol & Drug Partnerships, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, GamCare, the RCA Trust, and GambleAware).

This PhD builds on extensive expertise in the supervisory team on gender and alcohol, gambling, and substance use.

Supervisors: Dr Carol Emslie (GCU: carol.emslie@gcu.ac.uk), Professor Gerda Reith (University of Glasgow), Dr Andrew McAuley (GCU / Health Protection Scotland). The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 21 March 2018. Full details, including how to apply is available here


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