Professor Petra Meier PhD (Manchester), MSc (Hertfordshire), Vordiplom (Heidelberg)
Days of work: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
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
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 and Deputy Director of the Section 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 and substance misuse (dual diagnosis)
- Health inequalities
Course Director for the Europubhealth Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme.
I teach on the Research Methods module, run masterclasses on Substance Misuse for medical students and supervise MPH dissertations.
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: Interdisciplinary Alcohol policy effectiveness Research Programme (IARP), Nov 2010-Oct 2013, Principal Investigator. £1,100,000.
- CIHR: Alcohol price policy in Canada. Aug 2010-Jul 2014. Co-Investigator. CAN$ 450,000.
- NIHR: South Yorkshire CLAHRC Health Inequalities Strand. Co-investigator. 2009-13. £767,000.
- ESRC: MINA (Migration, Nutrition and Ageing across the lifecourse in Bangladeshi families: A transnational perspective) Jan 2009-Jan2011 Co-Investigator. £516,330.
- Schulte, S., Meier, P., Stirling, J. (2011) Dual diagnosis clients' treatment satisfaction - a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry 11, article no. 64.
- Meier, P. (2011) Alcohol Marketing Research: The Need for a New Agenda. Addiction 106(3):466-471.
- Meier, P. (2011) Advertising research - calls for an even more ambitious agenda? Addiction 106(3):477-479.
- Meier, P. (2011) Small beer. New Scientist 209(2797):22-23.
- Meier, P. (2010) Polarized drinking patterns and alcohol deregulation. NAT Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 27(5):383-408.
- Johnson M., Jackson, R., Guillaume, L., Meier, P., Goyder, E. (2010) Barriers and facilitators to implementing screening and brief intervention for alcohol misue: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. Journal of Public Health (Oxford) 17.
- Wilkins, L., Bissell, P., Meier P. (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 of Nervous and Mental Disease 198(5):373-377.
- Bogin, B., Thompson, J., Merrell, J., Meier, P., Heinrich, M., Garaj, V. (2010) Migration, nutrition and ageing across the lifecouse in Bangladeshi families: A transitional perspective. American Journal of Human Biology 22(2):248-248
- Meier, P.S., Brennan, A., Purshouse, P. (2010) Policy Options for Alcohol Price Regulation: The Importance of Modelling Population Heterogeneity. Addiction 105(3):383-393
- Purshouse, R., Meier, P., Brennan, A., Taylor, K., Rafia, R. (2010). Estimated effect of alcohol pricing policies on health epidemiological model. Lancet, 375(9723), 1355-64.
- Barrowclough, C., Meier, P., Beardmore, R., Elmsley, R. (2010). Predicting therapeutic alliance in clients with psychosis and substance misuse. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198(5): 373-377.
- 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 Research, 16:78-84.
- Meier, P., and Barrowclough, C. (2009) Mental health problems - are there or are they not a risk factor for dropout from drug treatment? A systematic review of the evidence. Drugs: Education, Prevention, Policy, 16(1): 7-38.
- Meier, P., Barrowclough, C. and Donmall, M. (2005) The role of the therapeutic alliance in the treatment of drug abuse: A critical review of the literature. Addiction 100, 304-316.