Dr. Rachel Herring is a Senior Research Fellow with a particular interest in social and policy aspects of alcohol use. Prior to joining Middlesex University she has worked as a researcher at a a number of insitutions including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College (at the Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour).
Research Outputs & Interests
Dr Herring is a former nurse turned social scientist with a particular interest in social and policy aspects of alcohol use.
Thom, Betsy (2013) Partnerships: survey respondentsâ perceptions of inter-professional collaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England. Critical Public Health, 23 (1). pp. 62-76. ISSN 0958-1596
Herring, Rachel (2013) But no one told me itâs okay to not drink: a qualitative study of young people who drink little or no alcohol. Journal of Substance Use . ISSN 1465-9891
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Herring, R. and Bayley, M.' Being young and 'dry' in a drinking culture', Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £67,374, May 2010-Aug 2011.
This qualitative study explored an under researched area to further understanding of the lives of young adults who choose to drink little or no alcohol and highlighted the diversity of reasons for their choices and the strategies they adopted to manage been low/non drinkers within a drinking culture.
Engagement & Impact
One of the Editors -in-Chief of the peer reviewed journal Drugs:education, prevention and policy.