Dr Abigail Stevely


School of Health and Related Research

Research Associate for Y-Did and SPARC projects

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Dr Abigail Stevely
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I am currently a Research Associate working in the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group. I have been in Sheffield since 2013, when I began my undergraduate studies. I then joined the Master of Public Health course, from which I graduated with Distinction and was awarded the Hutchinson Prize in Public Health.

My PhD thesis applied theories of practice to develop alcohol epidemiology and policy analysis. I used data on how people drink alcohol (e.g. drinking beer in a pub or relaxing on the sofa) to identify contexts associated with heavy alcohol consumption within drinking occasions and to evaluate the effects of the Licensing Act 2003.

Research interests

Current projects

  • Youth Drinking In Decline (Y-DID): A mixed methods investigation
  • SPARC: Understanding stability and change in British drinking culture, 2001-2016
  • Evaluating the effect of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland on harmful drinkers (commissioned by NHS Health Scotland)

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  • Stevely A (2022) Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland on people who are drinking at harmful levels RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stevely A, Sasso A, Alava MH & Holmes J (2021) Changes in alcohol consumption in Scotland during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic: Descriptive analysis of repeat cross-sectional survey data RIS download Bibtex download