Dr Melissa Oldham

Griffith Edwards Academic Fellow


Melissa Oldham is an SSA Griffith Edwards Academic Fellow in the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at University College London. Melissa specialises in creating and evaluating digital interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms. Melissa is currently focused on how drinking contexts influence perceptions of drinking and experiencing harms, alongside developing interventions which offer context-specific, tailored feedback and advice. Melissa also contributed to projects monitoring trends in smoking and alcohol consumption. She has extensive mixed-methods research experience and has led a number of large projects including; a Randomised Controlled Trial evaluating the effectiveness of the alcohol reduction app ‘Drink Less’, a project exploring trends in youth drinking and a project developing contextually-specific interventions for alcohol reduction.