Professor Eileen Kaner

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care Research

Research Area

The majority of my research is focused on preventing risk and harm due to alcohol and wider substance use. My current programme of work includes projects which aim to: understand the nature and extent of alcohol-related risk and harm across populations; develop and evaluate complex interventions to reduce substance use and its wider problems; and assess process and outcome focused work on professional practice in substance use prevention, treatment and care.


I am a behavioural scientist and Professor of Public Health and Primary Care Research at Newcastle University where I lead a programme of research which aims to promote evidence-based interventions to reduce lifestyle related risk and harm across populations. I have specific expertise in developing and conducting pragmatic trials of complex interventions in a wide range of health and social care settings, typically with embedded qualitative process evaluations. To date, I have published 162 peer reviewed articles and won £25.7M in research awards. I am an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health.