Panagiotis Spanakis

PhD Student & Research Assistant


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Addiction and Appetite group at the University of Liverpool. I have completed a Masters course in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology and my first degree is in Psychology. My PhD thesis included a series of smartphone based ecological momentary assessments (EMA) exploring implicit cognitive underpinnings and situational antecedents of alcohol use behaviours. Currently I am a researcher on two projects, one is a cohort study exploring alcohol problem recognition and help-seeking in UK military personnel and the other is a smartphone based EMA exploring the effect of everyday exposure to food marketing on hunger and food craving. My future research plans include work to understand alcohol-related risk behaviours in young people (e.g. drink and driving), the effects of specific cultural factors on alcohol use (e.g. military culture), and implementation research in replicating laboratory findings on substance use in the real world.