Professor Petra Meier

  • Professor of Public Health (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

email: Petra.Meier@glasgow.ac.uk

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Berkeley Square, 99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G3 7HR

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5354-1933

Biography

Petra joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit as a Professor of Public Health in July 2020 to lead a new programme of Systems Science research.

Petra is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science (FAcSS), serves on the NIHR Public Health Research Funding Board and Public Health England’s Alcohol Advisory Board. She is a scientific advisor to the Institute for Alcohol Studies and incoming President of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social & Epidemiological Alcohol Research. Petra is a Senior Editor of Addiction. She has published over 100 journal contributions, including in top health journals Lancet, BMJ and Plos Medicine, and has won £14.4m as lead investigator, and >£26m as co-investigator.

Petra is Director of the UKPRP-funded SIPHER Consortium, a new hub for Systems Science in Public Health & Economic Research (2019-2024, £5m with additional £1.7m funding from 18 partner organisations). SIPHER seeks to create a new framework for system science public health research that blends qualitative research, data science, (health) economics, epidemiology and macro- and micro-level systems modelling approaches. Working in collaboration with policy and practice partners, SIPHER aims to create the evidence base to underpin Wellbeing in all Policies efforts by local, regional and national governments.

Prior to moving to Glasgow, Petra was Professor of Public Health at the University of Sheffield and founding Director of the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, one of the UK’s largest interdisciplinary alcohol research groups well known for policy appraisal and evaluation research, especially around minimum unit pricing, tax, and drinking guidelines. Petra currently leads the ESRC-funded Social Practices in Alcohol Research Collaboration (SPARC). Petra also set up a Wellcome Doctoral Training Centre in Public Health Economics and Decision Science, winning funding for 35 PhD studentships, and is a co-investigator for the MRC Skills Development Fellowship Programme in Population Health Systems Science and Decision Modelling. Petra has substantial experience of leading and working in teams covering a broad spectrum of disciplines to understand and address complex public health issues. As such, Petra is keen to build relationships with researchers and policy partners working across the health and social sciences, as well as modellers and policy analysts with background in disciplines such as computing, maths, physics, economics or engineering who are interested in public health and social sciences.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Petra if you would like to discuss potential research collaborations or PhD supervision.

Professional activities 

  • NIHR Public Health Research Funding Board member
  • President Elect of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Alcohol Research
  • Senior Editor: Addiction (top journal in field, IF=6.1)
  • Scientific Advisor: Institute of Alcohol Studies
  • Member of Public Health England’s Alcohol Advisory Board
  • Honorary contract with Public Health England
  • Honorary professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling
  • Editorial board member of Drugs: Education Prevention Policy and Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 

Current grants (obtained prior to joining Glasgow) 

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Public Health, Economics and Decision Science (PHEDS2)
Wellcome Trust. Principal Investigator 2020-2028. £5.2million 

Postdoctoral Skills Development Fellowship Programme in Population Health Systems Science and Decision Modelling
MRC. Co-Investigator 2018-2022 (PI Brazier). £1.1 million

Why is youth alcohol consumption falling? A mixed methods investigation of changing drinking cultures across recent generations
Wellcome Trust. Co-Investigator 2018-2022 (PI Holmes). £593,555

Integrated evidence synthesis for joint appraisal of tobacco and alcohol tax interventions for harm reduction in the UK (SYNTAX)
NIHR Public Health Research Board. Co-Investigator: 2018-2020 (PI Brennan). £727,000

Calibrated Agent Simulations for Combined Analysis of Drinking Etiologies (CASCADE)
US NIH NIAAA R01. Co-Investigator: 2017-2022 (PI Purshouse). $2m

NIHR School of Public Health Research – Renewal
NIHR Centre Grants. Co-Investigator: 2017-2022 (PI Goyder). £20,000,000 (shared between 8 research hubs)

Evaluating the impact of minimum unit pricing in Scotland on harmful drinkers
NHS Health Scotland. Co-Investigator: 2017-2020 (PI Holmes). £600,000

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Public Health, Economics and Decision Science
Wellcome Trust. Lead applicant: 2016-2022. £1.8m for 20 doctoral scholarships

Recently completed grants (past 5 years)

UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS)
MRC Centres and Large Grants Scheme. Co-Investigator: 2013-2019 (PI Britton). £3.520,000 

Appraising the effect of implementing local minimum unit pricing under the Sustainable Communities Act on alcohol consumption in the North West
NIHR Public Health Research Board. Co-investigator: 2017-2019 (PI Brennan). £287,114

Evaluation of Tobacco Control Measures
NIHR Policy Research Programme. Co-Investigator: 2017-2019 (PI Langley). £490,000 

NIHR School of Public Health Research – Complexity in Public Health Policy
NIHR SPHR sub-project. Principal Investigator 2018-9. £87,000

The effectiveness of promotional campaigns associated with revised UK drinking guidelines: A prospective evaluation
NIHR Public Health Research Board. Co-investigator: 2016-2019 (PI Holmes). £590,000

UKPRP Consortium Development Grant
UK Prevention Research Partnership, led by the Medical Research Council. Principal Investigator 2018. £48,000 

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) programmes: do they improve or worsen health inequalities?
Alcohol Research UK. Co-investigator: 2016-2017 (PI Angus). £52,000

Adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version3 to model economic impact of alcohol policies
Cancer Research UK. Principal Investigator: 2015-2016. £64,500

Investigation of alcohol density and alcohol-related hospital admissions in England
Alcohol Research UK. Co-Investigator: 2015 – 2016 (PI Maheswaran). £58,000

Specialist alcohol treatment capacity model in England
NIHR Policy Research Programme. Co-Investigator: 2014-2015 (PI Brennan). 148,000 

School of Public Health Research Centre Grant 
NIHR Centre Grants. Co-Investigator: 2012-2016 (PI Nicholl). £2.150,000   

Longitudinal Survey of Adult Drinkers in Scotland and England APISE (England and Scotland strands of the International Alcohol Control Study)
Medical Research Council National Prevention Research Initiative. Co-Investigator: 2012-2016 (PI Hastings). £1.200,000               

Randomised controlled trial of the 'Health in Early Feeding Scheme'
Medical Research Council National Prevention Research Initiative. Co-Investigator: 2012-2016 (PI Relton). £1.550,000

Addictions and lifestyles in contemporary Europe
European Union FP7 Large-scale grants. Co-Investigator: 2011-2016 (PI Anderson). EUR 10,000,000 

Interdisciplinary Alcohol Research Project (IARP)
Medical Research Council and Economics and Social Research Council. Principal investigator 2010-15. £1.1 million

Current and past research students

Abigail Stevely (PhD). SPHR scholarship, 3rd year student. Provisional thesis title: Using theories of practice to develop occasion-based epidemiology and policy analysis: studying context, consumption and harm

Naomi Gibbs (PhD): 4-year Wellcome Trust scholarship, 3rd year student. Provisional thesis title: Economic modelling of alcohol pricing policies in South Africa with a focus on equity

Suzie Roscoe (PhD: Faculty scholarship, 2nd year student. Provisional thesis title: The Impact of Public Health Disinvestment from Alcohol and Drug Treatment in England

Virginia Musto (PhD p/t): PHE staff R&D scheme, 2nd year student. Provisional thesis title: The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adult specialist treatment and children’s social care support for parents misusing alcohol and other drugs in England

Lucy Gell (PhD). Thesis title: Drinking in older adults: the role of changes in health and other influences on alcohol consumption over time. Completed

Serena Vicario (PhD). Thesis title: Exploring female drinking practices in the transition to motherhood: a qualitative study. Completed

Fivos Papamalis (PhD). Thesis title: The role of personality in the drug treatment process. Completed

Neda Milevska(PhD). Thesis title: Effects of Policy Changes in Prescription Regulation. Completed

Sabrina Tahboub Schulte (PhD). Thesis title: Treatment services for dual diagnosis of mental health and substance misuse. Completed

Marie Embelle Malange (MPhil): Condom Use Negotiation among Young People in Cameroon: A Mixed Method Study. Completed

View Petra’s Google Scholar and ORCID pages.

Twitter: @pmeiersheffield

Research interests

  • Wellbeing in all policies: Cross-government policy approaches that maximise health and wellbeing
  • Health inequalities, and their link to political, economic, environmental and behavioural factors
  • Drinking cultures and alcohol policy effectiveness

Publications

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2020

Oldham, M., Livingston, M., Whitaker, V., Callinan, S., Fairbrother, H., Curtis, P., Meier, P. and Holmes, J. (2020) Trends in the psychosocial characteristics of 11-15 year olds who still drink, smoke, take drugs and engage in poly-substance use in England. Drug and Alcohol Review, (doi: 10.1111/dar.13201) (PMID:33089571) (Early Online Publication)

Vu, T. M., Probst, C., Nielsen, A., Bai, H., Meier, P. S. , Buckley, C., Strong, M., Brennan, A. and Purshouse, R. C. (2020) A software architecture for mechanism-based social systems modelling in agent-based simulation models. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 23(3), 1. (doi: 10.18564/jasss.4282)

Barton, C. M. et al. (2020) Call for transparency of COVID-19 models. Science, 368(6490), pp. 482-483. (doi: 10.1126/science.abb8637) (PMID:32355024)

Angus, C., Pryce, R., Holmes, J., de Vocht, F., Hickman, M., Meier, P. , Brennan, A. and Gillespie, D. (2020) Assessing the contribution of alcohol-specific causes to socio-economic inequalities in mortality in England and Wales 2001-16. Addiction, (doi: 10.1111/add.15037) (PMID:32237009) (Early Online Publication)

Oldham, M., Callinan, S., Whitaker, V., Fairbrother, H., Curtis, P., Meier, P. , Livingston, M. and Holmes, J. (2020) The decline in youth drinking in England—is everyone drinking less? A quantile regression analysis. Addiction, 115(2), pp. 230-238. (doi: 10.1111/add.14824) (PMID:31560404) (PMCID:PMC7004203)

Pryce, R., Angus, C., Holmes, J., Gillespie, D., Buykx, P., Meier, P. , Hickman, M., de Vocht, F. and Brennan, A. (2020) Reweighting national survey data for small area behaviour estimates: modelling alcohol consumption in Local Authorities in England. Population Health Metrics, 18, 1. (doi: 10.1186/s12963-019-0201-0) (PMID:31898545) (PMCID:PMC6941256)

2019

Meier, P. et al. (2019) The SIPHER Consortium: introducing the new UK hub for systems science in public health and health economic research. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 174. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15534.1) (PMID:31815191) (PMCID:PMC6880277)

Eminson, K. et al. (2019) A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Impact of Recent English Tobacco Control Policy Using Secondary Data. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 73(S1): A43-A44. Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, Ireland, 04-06 Sep 2019. (doi:10.1136/jech-2019-ssmabstracts.91)

Angus, C., Holmes, J. and Meier, P. S. (2019) Comparing alcohol taxation throughout the European Union. Addiction, 114(8), pp. 1489-1494. (doi: 10.1111/add.14631) (PMID:31148313) (PMCID:PMC6771486)

Angus, C., Brown, J., Beard, E., Gillespie, D., Buykx, P., Kaner, E. F. S., Michie, S. and Meier, P. (2019) Socioeconomic inequalities in the delivery of brief interventions for smoking and excessive drinking: Findings from a cross-sectional household survey in England. BMJ Open, 9(4), e023448. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023448) (PMID:31048422) (PMCID:PMC6501949)

Beard, E., Brown, J., West, R., Kaner, E., Meier, P. and Michie, S. (2019) Associations between socio-economic factors and alcohol consumption: A population survey of adults in England. PLOS ONE, 14(2), e0209442. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209442) (PMID:30716098) (PMCID:PMC6361426)

2018

Bhattacharya, A., Angus, C., Pryce, R., Holmes, J., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. S. (2018) How dependent is the alcohol industry on heavy drinking in England? Addiction, 113(12), pp. 2225-2232. (doi: 10.1111/add.14386) (PMID:30136436)

Chaiyasong, S. et al. (2018) Drinking patterns vary by gender, age and country-level income: Cross-country analysis of the International Alcohol Control Study. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37(S2), S53-S62. (doi: 10.1111/dar.12820) (PMID:29900623) (PMCID:PMC6120521)

Viet Cuong, P. et al. (2018) Cross-country comparison of proportion of alcohol consumed in harmful drinking occasions using the International Alcohol Control Study. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37(S2), S45-S52. (doi: 10.1111/dar.12665) (PMID:29441632) (PMCID:PMC6120468)

Stevely, A. K., Buykx, P., Brown, J., Beard, E., Michie, S., Meier, P. S. and Holmes, J. (2018) Exposure to revised drinking guidelines and ‘COM-B’ determinants of behaviour change: descriptive analysis of a monthly cross-sectional survey in England. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 251. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5129-y) (PMID:29444647) (PMCID:PMC5813355)

2017

Sadler, S., Angus, C., Gavens, L., Gillespie, D., Holmes, J., Hamilton, J., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. (2017) Understanding the alcohol harm paradox: an analysis of sex- and condition-specific hospital admissions by socio-economic group for alcohol-associated conditions in England. Addiction, 112(5), pp. 808-817. (doi: 10.1111/add.13726) (PMID:27981670)

Li, J., Lovatt, M., Eadie, D., Dobbie, F., Meier, P. , Holmes, J., Hastings, G. and MacKintosh, A. M. (2017) Public attitudes towards alcohol control policies in Scotland and England: results from a mixed-methods study. Social Science and Medicine, 177, pp. 177-189. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.037) (PMID:28171817) (PMCID:PMC5341733)

2016

Beard, E., Brown, J., Michie, S., Kaner, E., Meier, P. and West, R. (2016) Use of aids for smoking cessation and alcohol reduction: a population survey of adults in England. BMC Public Health, 16, 1237. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3862-7) (PMID:27931202) (PMCID:PMC5146832)

Holmes, J., Brown, J., Meier, P. , Beard, E., Michie, S. and Buykx, P. (2016) Short-term effects of announcing revised lower risk national drinking guidelines on related awareness and knowledge: a trend analysis of monthly survey data in England. BMJ Open, 6(12), e013804. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013804) (PMID:27909041) (PMCID:PMC5168688)

Maheswaran, R., Holmes, J., Green, M., Strong, M., Pearson, T. and Meier, P. (2016) Investigation of the association between alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related hospital admission rates in England: study protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(4), e243. (doi: 10.2196/resprot.6300) (PMID:27986646) (PMCID:PMC5203678)

Buykx, P., Li, J., Gavens, L., Hooper, L., Lovatt, M., Gomes de Matos, E., Meier, P. and Holmes, J. (2016) Public awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer in England in 2015: a population-based survey. BMC Public Health, 16, 1194. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3855-6) (PMID:27899099) (PMCID:PMC5129195)

Gavens, L., Goyder, E., Hock, E.S., Harris, J. and Meier, P.S. (2016) Alcohol consumption after health deterioration in older adults: a mixed-methods study. Public Health, 139, pp. 79-87. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.05.016) (PMID:27387049)

Beard, E., Brown, J., West, R., Angus, C., Brennan, A., Holmes, J., Kaner, E., Meier, P. and Michie, S. (2016) Deconstructing the Alcohol Harm Paradox: a population based survey of adults in England. PLoS ONE, 11(9), e0160666. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160666) (PMID:27682619) (PMCID:PMC5040414)

Ally, A. K., Lovatt, M., Meier, P. S. , Brennan, A. and Holmes, J. (2016) Developing a social practice-based typology of British drinking culture in 2009-2011: implications for alcohol policy analysis. Addiction, 111(9), pp. 1568-1579. (doi: 10.1111/add.13397) (PMID:27095617) (PMCID:PMC5094536)

Rafia, R. et al. (2016) An economic evaluation of contingency management for completion of hepatitis B vaccination in those on treatment for opiate dependence. Addiction, 111(9), pp. 1616-1627. (doi: 10.1111/add.13385) (PMID:26990598) (PMCID:PMC5347913)

Lewer, D., Meier, P. , Beard, E., Boniface, S. and Kaner, E. (2016) Unravelling the alcohol harm paradox: a population-based study of social gradients across very heavy drinking thresholds. BMC Public Health, 16, 599. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3265-9) (PMID:27430342) (PMCID:PMC4950253)

Meier, P. S. , Holmes, J., Angus, C., Ally, A. K., Meng, Y. and Brennan, A. (2016) Estimated effects of different alcohol taxation and price policies on health inequalities: a mathematical modelling study. PLoS Medicine, 13(2), e1001963. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001963) (PMID:26905063) (PMCID:PMC4764336)

Brennan, A., Meier, P. , Purshouse, R., Rafia, R., Meng, Y. and Hill-Macmanus, D. (2016) Developing policy analytics for public health strategy and decisions—the Sheffield alcohol policy model framework. Annals of Operations Research, 236, pp. 149-176. (doi: 10.1007/s10479-013-1451-z) (PMID:26770007) (PMCID:PMC4710054)

2015

Holmes, J. and Meier, P. S. (2015) Commentary on Hobdayet al. (2015): Inconsistent results beneath consistent conclusions-the need for a new approach to analysing alcohol availability. Addiction, 110(12), pp. 1910-1911. (doi: 10.1111/add.13180) (PMID:26564522)

Lovatt, M., Eadie, D., Meier, P. S. , Li, J., Bauld, L., Hastings, G. and Holmes, J. (2015) Lay epidemiology and the interpretation of low-risk drinking guidelines by adults in the United Kingdom. Addiction, 110(12), pp. 1912-1919. (doi: 10.1111/add.13072) (PMID:26212155) (PMCID:PMC4862022)

Brennan, A., Meier, P. , Purshouse, R., Rafia, R., Meng, Y., Hill-Macmanus, D., Angus, C. and Holmes, J. (2015) The Sheffield alcohol policy model - a mathematical description. Health Economics, 24(10), pp. 1368-1388. (doi: 10.1002/hec.3105) (PMID:25270223)

Holmes, J., Angus, C. and Meier, P. S. (2015) UK alcohol industry's "billion units pledge": Interim evaluation flawed. British Medical Journal, 350, h1301. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.h1301) (PMID:25810497)

Gell, L., Meier, P. S. and Goyder, E. (2015) Alcohol consumption among the over 50s: international comparisons. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50(1), pp. 1-10. (doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agu082) (PMID:25433252)

2014

Ally, A. K. et al. (2014) Alcohol tax pass-through across the product and price range: do retailers treat cheap alcohol differently? Addiction, 109(12), pp. 1994-2002. (doi: 10.1111/add.12590) (PMID:24957220)

Holmes, J., Meier, P. S. , Booth, A. and Brennan, A. (2014) Reporting the characteristics of the policy context for population-level alcohol interventions: A proposed ‘Transparent Reporting of Alcohol Intervention ContExts’ (TRAICE) checklist. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(6), pp. 596-603. (doi: 10.1111/dar.12201) (PMID:25271563) (PMCID:PMC4278551)

Brennan, A., Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Hill-McManus, D. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Potential benefits of minimum unit pricing for alcohol versus a ban on below cost selling in England 2014: modelling study. British Medical Journal, 349, g5452. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.g5452) (PMID:25270743)

Holmes, J., Guo, Y., Maheswaran, R., Nicholls, J., Meier, P. S. and Brennan, A. (2014) The impact of spatial and temporal availability of alcohol on its consumption and related harms: A critical review in the context of UK licensing policies. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(5), pp. 515-525. (doi: 10.1111/dar.12191) (PMID:25186193) (PMCID:PMC4313683)

Epton, T. et al. (2014) A theory-based online health behaviour intervention for new university students (U@Uni): Results from a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 14, 563. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-563) (PMID:24903620) (PMCID:PMC4067627)

Holmes, J., Meng, Y., Meier, P. S. , Brennan, A., Angus, C., Campbell-Burton, A., Guo, Y., Hill-McManus, D. and Purshouse, R. C. (2014) Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol on different income and socioeconomic groups: a modelling study. Lancet, 383(9929), pp. 1655-1664. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62417-4) (PMID:24522180) (PMCID:PMC4018486)

Purshouse, R. C., Holmes, J. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Commentary on Nakamuraet al. (2014): alcohol policy appraisal and evaluation-to understand what is happening and why, we need better data on alcohol as a commodity. Addiction, 109(4), pp. 568-569. (doi: 10.1111/add.12489) (PMID:24605958)

Holmes, J., Meier, P. S. , Purshouse, R. C. and Brennan, A. (2014) Rapid response: Re: Costs of minimum alcohol pricing would outweigh benefits. British Medical Journal, 348, g1572. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.g1572)

Meng, Y., Brennan, A., Purshouse, R., Hill-McManus, D., Angus, C., Holmes, J. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Estimation of own and cross price elasticities of alcohol demand in the UK—a pseudo-panel approach using the Living Costs and Food Survey 2001–2009. Journal of Health Economics, 34, pp. 96-103. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.12.006) (PMID:24508846) (PMCID:PMC3991422)

Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Hill-McManus, D., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Trend analysis and modelling of gender-specific age, period and birth cohort effects on alcohol abstention and consumption level for drinkers in Great Britain using the General Lifestyle Survey 1984-2009. Addiction, 109(2), pp. 206-215. (doi: 10.1111/add.12330) (PMID:23941363) (PMCID:PMC4016750)

Hill-McManus, D., Angus, C., Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Estimation of usual occasion-based individual drinking patterns using diary survey data. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134, pp. 136-143. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.09.022) (PMID:24128380)

2013

Meier, P. S. , Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Baumberg, B., Purshouse, R., Hill-McManus, D. and 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 and Alcoholism, 48(2), pp. 241-249. (doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agt001) (PMID:23345391)

Purshouse, R. C., Brennan, A., Rafia, R., Latimer, N. R., Archer, R. J., Angus, C. R., Preston, L. R. and Meier, P. S. (2013) Modelling the cost-effectiveness of alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care in England. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 48(2), pp. 180-188. (doi: 10.1093/alcalc/ags103) (PMID:23015608)

Norman, P. et al. (2013) A theory-based online intervention to promote health behaviour in new university students: one-month follow-up data. Psychology and Health, 28(sup1), p. 134. (doi: 10.1080/08870446.2013.810851)

2012

Casswell, S. et al. (2012) The International Alcohol Control (IAC) Study-evaluating the impact of alcohol policies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36(8), pp. 1462-1467. (doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01738.x) (PMID:22404733)

Gell, L. and 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), pp. 422-430. (doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00330.x) (PMID:21726310)

Holmes, J., Meier, P. S. , Booth, A., Guo, Y. and 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), pp. 7-14. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.12.005) (PMID:22197480)

Law, C., Kelly, M.P., Kaner, E., Meier, P.S. and Capewell, S. (2012) Development of public health guidance on the prevention of alcohol misuse and cardiovascular disease: the work of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, England. Public Health, 126(3), pp. 230-232. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2011.12.004) (PMID:22325673)

2011

Johnson, M., Jackson, R., Guillaume, L., Meier, P. and Goyder, E. (2011) Barriers and facilitators to implementing screening and brief intervention for alcohol misuse: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. Journal of Public Health, 33(3), pp. 412-421. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdq095) (PMID:21169370)

Meier, P. and Brennan, A. (2011) O4-6.4 The development of models to underpin public health guidance. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(Suppl1), A47. (doi: 10.1136/jech.2011.142976b.37)

Meier, P. (2011) Advertising research-calls for an even more ambitious agenda? Addiction, 106(3), pp. 477-479. (doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03358.x) (PMID:21299669)

Meier, P. S. (2011) Alcohol marketing research: the need for a new agenda. Addiction, 106(3), pp. 466-471. (doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03160.x) (PMID:21299664)

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Articles

Oldham, M., Livingston, M., Whitaker, V., Callinan, S., Fairbrother, H., Curtis, P., Meier, P. and Holmes, J. (2020) Trends in the psychosocial characteristics of 11-15 year olds who still drink, smoke, take drugs and engage in poly-substance use in England. Drug and Alcohol Review, (doi: 10.1111/dar.13201) (PMID:33089571) (Early Online Publication)

Vu, T. M., Probst, C., Nielsen, A., Bai, H., Meier, P. S. , Buckley, C., Strong, M., Brennan, A. and Purshouse, R. C. (2020) A software architecture for mechanism-based social systems modelling in agent-based simulation models. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 23(3), 1. (doi: 10.18564/jasss.4282)

Barton, C. M. et al. (2020) Call for transparency of COVID-19 models. Science, 368(6490), pp. 482-483. (doi: 10.1126/science.abb8637) (PMID:32355024)

Angus, C., Pryce, R., Holmes, J., de Vocht, F., Hickman, M., Meier, P. , Brennan, A. and Gillespie, D. (2020) Assessing the contribution of alcohol-specific causes to socio-economic inequalities in mortality in England and Wales 2001-16. Addiction, (doi: 10.1111/add.15037) (PMID:32237009) (Early Online Publication)

Oldham, M., Callinan, S., Whitaker, V., Fairbrother, H., Curtis, P., Meier, P. , Livingston, M. and Holmes, J. (2020) The decline in youth drinking in England—is everyone drinking less? A quantile regression analysis. Addiction, 115(2), pp. 230-238. (doi: 10.1111/add.14824) (PMID:31560404) (PMCID:PMC7004203)

Pryce, R., Angus, C., Holmes, J., Gillespie, D., Buykx, P., Meier, P. , Hickman, M., de Vocht, F. and Brennan, A. (2020) Reweighting national survey data for small area behaviour estimates: modelling alcohol consumption in Local Authorities in England. Population Health Metrics, 18, 1. (doi: 10.1186/s12963-019-0201-0) (PMID:31898545) (PMCID:PMC6941256)

Meier, P. et al. (2019) The SIPHER Consortium: introducing the new UK hub for systems science in public health and health economic research. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 174. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15534.1) (PMID:31815191) (PMCID:PMC6880277)

Angus, C., Holmes, J. and Meier, P. S. (2019) Comparing alcohol taxation throughout the European Union. Addiction, 114(8), pp. 1489-1494. (doi: 10.1111/add.14631) (PMID:31148313) (PMCID:PMC6771486)

Angus, C., Brown, J., Beard, E., Gillespie, D., Buykx, P., Kaner, E. F. S., Michie, S. and Meier, P. (2019) Socioeconomic inequalities in the delivery of brief interventions for smoking and excessive drinking: Findings from a cross-sectional household survey in England. BMJ Open, 9(4), e023448. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023448) (PMID:31048422) (PMCID:PMC6501949)

Beard, E., Brown, J., West, R., Kaner, E., Meier, P. and Michie, S. (2019) Associations between socio-economic factors and alcohol consumption: A population survey of adults in England. PLOS ONE, 14(2), e0209442. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209442) (PMID:30716098) (PMCID:PMC6361426)

Bhattacharya, A., Angus, C., Pryce, R., Holmes, J., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. S. (2018) How dependent is the alcohol industry on heavy drinking in England? Addiction, 113(12), pp. 2225-2232. (doi: 10.1111/add.14386) (PMID:30136436)

Chaiyasong, S. et al. (2018) Drinking patterns vary by gender, age and country-level income: Cross-country analysis of the International Alcohol Control Study. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37(S2), S53-S62. (doi: 10.1111/dar.12820) (PMID:29900623) (PMCID:PMC6120521)

Viet Cuong, P. et al. (2018) Cross-country comparison of proportion of alcohol consumed in harmful drinking occasions using the International Alcohol Control Study. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37(S2), S45-S52. (doi: 10.1111/dar.12665) (PMID:29441632) (PMCID:PMC6120468)

Stevely, A. K., Buykx, P., Brown, J., Beard, E., Michie, S., Meier, P. S. and Holmes, J. (2018) Exposure to revised drinking guidelines and ‘COM-B’ determinants of behaviour change: descriptive analysis of a monthly cross-sectional survey in England. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 251. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5129-y) (PMID:29444647) (PMCID:PMC5813355)

Sadler, S., Angus, C., Gavens, L., Gillespie, D., Holmes, J., Hamilton, J., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. (2017) Understanding the alcohol harm paradox: an analysis of sex- and condition-specific hospital admissions by socio-economic group for alcohol-associated conditions in England. Addiction, 112(5), pp. 808-817. (doi: 10.1111/add.13726) (PMID:27981670)

Li, J., Lovatt, M., Eadie, D., Dobbie, F., Meier, P. , Holmes, J., Hastings, G. and MacKintosh, A. M. (2017) Public attitudes towards alcohol control policies in Scotland and England: results from a mixed-methods study. Social Science and Medicine, 177, pp. 177-189. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.037) (PMID:28171817) (PMCID:PMC5341733)

Beard, E., Brown, J., Michie, S., Kaner, E., Meier, P. and West, R. (2016) Use of aids for smoking cessation and alcohol reduction: a population survey of adults in England. BMC Public Health, 16, 1237. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3862-7) (PMID:27931202) (PMCID:PMC5146832)

Holmes, J., Brown, J., Meier, P. , Beard, E., Michie, S. and Buykx, P. (2016) Short-term effects of announcing revised lower risk national drinking guidelines on related awareness and knowledge: a trend analysis of monthly survey data in England. BMJ Open, 6(12), e013804. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013804) (PMID:27909041) (PMCID:PMC5168688)

Maheswaran, R., Holmes, J., Green, M., Strong, M., Pearson, T. and Meier, P. (2016) Investigation of the association between alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related hospital admission rates in England: study protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(4), e243. (doi: 10.2196/resprot.6300) (PMID:27986646) (PMCID:PMC5203678)

Buykx, P., Li, J., Gavens, L., Hooper, L., Lovatt, M., Gomes de Matos, E., Meier, P. and Holmes, J. (2016) Public awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer in England in 2015: a population-based survey. BMC Public Health, 16, 1194. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3855-6) (PMID:27899099) (PMCID:PMC5129195)

Gavens, L., Goyder, E., Hock, E.S., Harris, J. and Meier, P.S. (2016) Alcohol consumption after health deterioration in older adults: a mixed-methods study. Public Health, 139, pp. 79-87. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.05.016) (PMID:27387049)

Beard, E., Brown, J., West, R., Angus, C., Brennan, A., Holmes, J., Kaner, E., Meier, P. and Michie, S. (2016) Deconstructing the Alcohol Harm Paradox: a population based survey of adults in England. PLoS ONE, 11(9), e0160666. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160666) (PMID:27682619) (PMCID:PMC5040414)

Ally, A. K., Lovatt, M., Meier, P. S. , Brennan, A. and Holmes, J. (2016) Developing a social practice-based typology of British drinking culture in 2009-2011: implications for alcohol policy analysis. Addiction, 111(9), pp. 1568-1579. (doi: 10.1111/add.13397) (PMID:27095617) (PMCID:PMC5094536)

Rafia, R. et al. (2016) An economic evaluation of contingency management for completion of hepatitis B vaccination in those on treatment for opiate dependence. Addiction, 111(9), pp. 1616-1627. (doi: 10.1111/add.13385) (PMID:26990598) (PMCID:PMC5347913)

Lewer, D., Meier, P. , Beard, E., Boniface, S. and Kaner, E. (2016) Unravelling the alcohol harm paradox: a population-based study of social gradients across very heavy drinking thresholds. BMC Public Health, 16, 599. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3265-9) (PMID:27430342) (PMCID:PMC4950253)

Meier, P. S. , Holmes, J., Angus, C., Ally, A. K., Meng, Y. and Brennan, A. (2016) Estimated effects of different alcohol taxation and price policies on health inequalities: a mathematical modelling study. PLoS Medicine, 13(2), e1001963. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001963) (PMID:26905063) (PMCID:PMC4764336)

Brennan, A., Meier, P. , Purshouse, R., Rafia, R., Meng, Y. and Hill-Macmanus, D. (2016) Developing policy analytics for public health strategy and decisions—the Sheffield alcohol policy model framework. Annals of Operations Research, 236, pp. 149-176. (doi: 10.1007/s10479-013-1451-z) (PMID:26770007) (PMCID:PMC4710054)

Holmes, J. and Meier, P. S. (2015) Commentary on Hobdayet al. (2015): Inconsistent results beneath consistent conclusions-the need for a new approach to analysing alcohol availability. Addiction, 110(12), pp. 1910-1911. (doi: 10.1111/add.13180) (PMID:26564522)

Lovatt, M., Eadie, D., Meier, P. S. , Li, J., Bauld, L., Hastings, G. and Holmes, J. (2015) Lay epidemiology and the interpretation of low-risk drinking guidelines by adults in the United Kingdom. Addiction, 110(12), pp. 1912-1919. (doi: 10.1111/add.13072) (PMID:26212155) (PMCID:PMC4862022)

Brennan, A., Meier, P. , Purshouse, R., Rafia, R., Meng, Y., Hill-Macmanus, D., Angus, C. and Holmes, J. (2015) The Sheffield alcohol policy model - a mathematical description. Health Economics, 24(10), pp. 1368-1388. (doi: 10.1002/hec.3105) (PMID:25270223)

Holmes, J., Angus, C. and Meier, P. S. (2015) UK alcohol industry's "billion units pledge": Interim evaluation flawed. British Medical Journal, 350, h1301. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.h1301) (PMID:25810497)

Gell, L., Meier, P. S. and Goyder, E. (2015) Alcohol consumption among the over 50s: international comparisons. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50(1), pp. 1-10. (doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agu082) (PMID:25433252)

Ally, A. K. et al. (2014) Alcohol tax pass-through across the product and price range: do retailers treat cheap alcohol differently? Addiction, 109(12), pp. 1994-2002. (doi: 10.1111/add.12590) (PMID:24957220)

Holmes, J., Meier, P. S. , Booth, A. and Brennan, A. (2014) Reporting the characteristics of the policy context for population-level alcohol interventions: A proposed ‘Transparent Reporting of Alcohol Intervention ContExts’ (TRAICE) checklist. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(6), pp. 596-603. (doi: 10.1111/dar.12201) (PMID:25271563) (PMCID:PMC4278551)

Brennan, A., Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Hill-McManus, D. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Potential benefits of minimum unit pricing for alcohol versus a ban on below cost selling in England 2014: modelling study. British Medical Journal, 349, g5452. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.g5452) (PMID:25270743)

Holmes, J., Guo, Y., Maheswaran, R., Nicholls, J., Meier, P. S. and Brennan, A. (2014) The impact of spatial and temporal availability of alcohol on its consumption and related harms: A critical review in the context of UK licensing policies. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(5), pp. 515-525. (doi: 10.1111/dar.12191) (PMID:25186193) (PMCID:PMC4313683)

Epton, T. et al. (2014) A theory-based online health behaviour intervention for new university students (U@Uni): Results from a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 14, 563. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-563) (PMID:24903620) (PMCID:PMC4067627)

Holmes, J., Meng, Y., Meier, P. S. , Brennan, A., Angus, C., Campbell-Burton, A., Guo, Y., Hill-McManus, D. and Purshouse, R. C. (2014) Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol on different income and socioeconomic groups: a modelling study. Lancet, 383(9929), pp. 1655-1664. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62417-4) (PMID:24522180) (PMCID:PMC4018486)

Purshouse, R. C., Holmes, J. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Commentary on Nakamuraet al. (2014): alcohol policy appraisal and evaluation-to understand what is happening and why, we need better data on alcohol as a commodity. Addiction, 109(4), pp. 568-569. (doi: 10.1111/add.12489) (PMID:24605958)

Holmes, J., Meier, P. S. , Purshouse, R. C. and Brennan, A. (2014) Rapid response: Re: Costs of minimum alcohol pricing would outweigh benefits. British Medical Journal, 348, g1572. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.g1572)

Meng, Y., Brennan, A., Purshouse, R., Hill-McManus, D., Angus, C., Holmes, J. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Estimation of own and cross price elasticities of alcohol demand in the UK—a pseudo-panel approach using the Living Costs and Food Survey 2001–2009. Journal of Health Economics, 34, pp. 96-103. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.12.006) (PMID:24508846) (PMCID:PMC3991422)

Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Hill-McManus, D., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Trend analysis and modelling of gender-specific age, period and birth cohort effects on alcohol abstention and consumption level for drinkers in Great Britain using the General Lifestyle Survey 1984-2009. Addiction, 109(2), pp. 206-215. (doi: 10.1111/add.12330) (PMID:23941363) (PMCID:PMC4016750)

Hill-McManus, D., Angus, C., Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. S. (2014) Estimation of usual occasion-based individual drinking patterns using diary survey data. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134, pp. 136-143. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.09.022) (PMID:24128380)

Meier, P. S. , Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Baumberg, B., Purshouse, R., Hill-McManus, D. and 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 and Alcoholism, 48(2), pp. 241-249. (doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agt001) (PMID:23345391)

Purshouse, R. C., Brennan, A., Rafia, R., Latimer, N. R., Archer, R. J., Angus, C. R., Preston, L. R. and Meier, P. S. (2013) Modelling the cost-effectiveness of alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care in England. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 48(2), pp. 180-188. (doi: 10.1093/alcalc/ags103) (PMID:23015608)

Norman, P. et al. (2013) A theory-based online intervention to promote health behaviour in new university students: one-month follow-up data. Psychology and Health, 28(sup1), p. 134. (doi: 10.1080/08870446.2013.810851)

Casswell, S. et al. (2012) The International Alcohol Control (IAC) Study-evaluating the impact of alcohol policies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36(8), pp. 1462-1467. (doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01738.x) (PMID:22404733)

Gell, L. and 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), pp. 422-430. (doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00330.x) (PMID:21726310)

Holmes, J., Meier, P. S. , Booth, A., Guo, Y. and 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), pp. 7-14. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.12.005) (PMID:22197480)

Law, C., Kelly, M.P., Kaner, E., Meier, P.S. and Capewell, S. (2012) Development of public health guidance on the prevention of alcohol misuse and cardiovascular disease: the work of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, England. Public Health, 126(3), pp. 230-232. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2011.12.004) (PMID:22325673)

Johnson, M., Jackson, R., Guillaume, L., Meier, P. and Goyder, E. (2011) Barriers and facilitators to implementing screening and brief intervention for alcohol misuse: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. Journal of Public Health, 33(3), pp. 412-421. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdq095) (PMID:21169370)

Meier, P. and Brennan, A. (2011) O4-6.4 The development of models to underpin public health guidance. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(Suppl1), A47. (doi: 10.1136/jech.2011.142976b.37)

Meier, P. (2011) Advertising research-calls for an even more ambitious agenda? Addiction, 106(3), pp. 477-479. (doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03358.x) (PMID:21299669)

Meier, P. S. (2011) Alcohol marketing research: the need for a new agenda. Addiction, 106(3), pp. 466-471. (doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03160.x) (PMID:21299664)

Conference or Workshop Item

Eminson, K. et al. (2019) A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Impact of Recent English Tobacco Control Policy Using Secondary Data. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 73(S1): A43-A44. Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, Ireland, 04-06 Sep 2019. (doi:10.1136/jech-2019-ssmabstracts.91)

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Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • System-science Informed Public Health Economic Research for Non-communicable Disease Prevention (the SIPHER Consortium)
    Medical Research Council
    2019 - 2024
     
  • Explaining recent changes in British drinking SPARC ESRC
    Economic and Social Research Council
    2018 - 2021