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Thinking Critically about Lived Experience of Alcohol in Social Science Research and Teaching

A BSA Alcohol Study Group Virtual Workshop

15 September 2021 (9.45am-1pm BST)

About the Event

This half-day online workshop will be structured around the broad theme of ‘lived experience’ of alcohol, in social science research and teaching. Short presentations will focus on: how own or others drinking practices feature in the fieldwork process in ethnographic and other qualitative research about alcohol use (In the UK, and South Africa); experience of being involved in teaching as someone with lived experience of heavy drinking; representativeness of lived experience in the context of alcohol policy; and using research about, and personal experience of, alcohol use in teaching contexts.

There will be opportunity for discussion between presentations, and an optional and informal networking session at the end of the morning.

Speakers include: Zara Babakordi (PhD Student, Newcastle University), Diane Goslar (Expert by experience), Dr Sharon Greenwood (Lecturer, University of Glasgow), Dr James Morris (Research Fellow, London South Bank University), Dr Emily Nicholls (Lecturer, University of York) and Dr Rachel Ryder (Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University)


  • BSA Members:  FREE
  • Non-members: £10

Please get in touch with the convenors Claire Markham or Kat Jackson if you are not a BSA member and would like to enquire about applying for a subsidised place, or if you would like more information about the workshop.