Petra Meier

Professor of Public Health

Research Area

Research Interests

Alcohol policies and their effectiveness, especially pricing, marketing and availability policies
Determinants of substance use, misuse and addiction
Substance misuse treatment evaluation and outcome
Co-occurring mental health problems and substance misuse (dual diagnosis)
Health inequalities


I studied psychology at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, before completing an MSc by Res in Child Health (University of Hertfordshire) and a PhD in Epidemiology & Health Sciences (University of Manchester). I was a Lecturer in Psychology for two years after my doctorate, before joining the University of Sheffield in 2006 where I am now Professor of Public Health.