Emily Nicholls

Lecturer in Sociology


Dr Emily Nicholls is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York, UK. Her research interests include gender/identity and consumption (specifically alcohol and sobriety). Her research has explored gender and risk on a ‘girls’ night out’; women’s experiences of early sobriety, and drinking during COVID-19. More recent work includes a project funded by the Institute of Alcohol Studies on the marketing and consumption of alcohol-free drinks. Emily is co-convenor of the Sobriety, Abstinence and Moderation research cluster (part of the international Drinking Studies Network) and her monograph on the ‘girls’ night out’ was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019.