BSc MSc PhD RGN PG Cert in Research Methods

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).

Dr Herring is a former nurse turned social scientist with a particular interest in social and policy aspects of alcohol use.

Research Publications

Soft methods, hard targets: regional alcohol managers as a policy network

Lloyd, Charlie and Thom, Betsy and MacGregor, Susanne and Herring, Rachel and Godfrey, Christine and Toner, Paul and Tchilingirian, Jordan (2013) Soft methods, hard targets: regional alcohol managers as a policy network. Journal of Substance Use . ISSN 1465-9891

Partnerships: survey respondents’ perceptions of inter-professional collaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England

Thom, Betsy and Herring, Rachel and Bayley, Mariana and Waller, Seta and Berridge, Virginia (2013) Partnerships: survey respondents’ perceptions of inter-professional collaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England. Critical Public Health, 23 (1). pp. 62-76. ISSN 0958-1596

Substitution treatment in the era of recovery: an analysis of stakeholder roles and policy windows in Britain

Duke, Karen L. and Herring, Rachel and Thickett, Anthony and Thom, Betsy (2013) Substitution treatment in the era of recovery: an analysis of stakeholder roles and policy windows in Britain. Substance Use and Misuse, 48 (11). pp. 966-976. ISSN 1082-6084

The alcohol improvement programme: evaluation of an initiative to address alcohol-related health harm in England

Thom, Betsy and MacGregor, Susanne and Godfrey, Christine and Herring, Rachel and Lloyd, Charlie and Tchilingirian, Jordan and Toner, Paul (2013) The alcohol improvement programme: evaluation of an initiative to address alcohol-related health harm in England. Alcohol and Alcoholism . pp. 1-7. ISSN 0735-0414

But no one told me it’s okay to not drink: a qualitative study of young people who drink little or no alcohol

Herring, Rachel and Bayley, Mariana and Hurcombe, Rachel (2013) But no one told me it’s okay to not drink: a qualitative study of young people who drink little or no alcohol. Journal of Substance Use . ISSN 1465-9891

Partnerships: survey respondents' perceptions of inter-professional colaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England

Thom, Betsy and Herring, Rachel and Bayley, Mariana and Waller, Seta and Berridge, Virginia (2012) Partnerships: survey respondents' perceptions of inter-professional colaboration to address alcohol-related harms in England. Critical Public Health . ISSN 0958-1596

A positive choice: young people who drink little or no alcohol

Herring, Rachel and Bayley, Mariana and Hurcombe, Rachel (2012) A positive choice: young people who drink little or no alcohol. Project Report. Jospeh Rowntree Foundation, York.

Partnerships: a mechanism for local alcohol policy implementation.

Thom, Betsy and Herring, Rachel and Bayley, Mariana and Waller, Seta and Berridge, Virginia (2012) Partnerships: a mechanism for local alcohol policy implementation. Project Report. Alcohol Research UK, London.

Governance, sport and the city: realising mega sporting events in London.

Herring, Rachel (2006) Governance, sport and the city: realising mega sporting events in London. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.

Alcohol harm reduction in Europe.

Herring, Rachel and Thom, Betsy and Beccaria, Franca and Kolind, Torsten and Moskalewicz, Jacek (2010) Alcohol harm reduction in Europe. In: Harm reduction: evidence, impacts and challenges. Rhodes, Tim and Hedrich, Dagmar , eds. EMCDDA Monograph (10). European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Lisbon, Spain, pp. 275-301. ISBN 9789291684199

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.

One of the Editors -in-Chief of the peer reviewed journal Drugs:education, prevention and policy.