Rachel Coleman

PhD Student


I am an SSA funded PhD student studying at the University of Hull under the supervision of Professor Thomas Phillips and Professor Simon Coulton, University of Kent. My research area focuses on exploring the measurement and management of alcohol withdrawal in the acute general hospital setting, with the aim of developing a series of tools to support general medical wards in caring for patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal.

I hold a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, an MSc in Health Research from the University of Leeds and my MSc by Research in Health Sciences from the University of York is pending. I have extensive experience of working within Addictions Research on a number of national clinical trials and have spent time working as a researcher embedded within a Community Alcohol Team. I have experience of working across several substance misuse services across Yorkshire & the Humber to engage with teams, recruit study participants and carry out research tasks. I am passionate about improving scientific understanding of addictions and developing ‘real world’ solutions to support care of individuals experiencing alcohol dependence. I look forward to joining the alcohol research group at the Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research at the University of Hull from September 2020.