Patricia Irizar

PhD student


I am in the final year of my PhD at the University of Liverpool, which was funded by the ESRC and Alcohol Change UK. During my PhD, I have researched the level of hazardous and harmful alcohol use in the UK Police Service and examined the link between alcohol use and mental health. I took a multi-methods approach to my PhD, using large epidemiological datasets to determine prevalence estimates and associated factors, and using qualitative interviews to gain a deeper understanding of police employees’ experiences of alcohol use. I have recently started working at the University of Manchester, as a research associate, researching ethnic inequalities in COVID-19 health outcomes.