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Elena Dimova

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  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

20172021

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I am a Research Fellow and a member of the Substance Use research group and Child and Adolescent Health research programme at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a full member of the Division of Health Psychology.

My research interests focus on reducing alcohol-related harm in different groups and I have methodological expertise in conducting systematic, scoping and rapid reviews. I am currently working on a mixed-methods study looking at neighbourhood level supply of alcohol and tobacco over time, and people's experience of the availability of alcohol and tobacco in their neighbourhoods (more info here). 
I recently completed 
three projects: a scoping review on men’s alcohol consumption in the context of becoming a father (funded by The Institute of Alcohol Studies), a scoping exercise of grey literature on alcohol in Scotland (funded by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) and a systematic review of alcohol interventions among LGBT+ adults. I am also a co-applicant on two qualitative studies: one looking at ways to improve alcohol services for LGBT+ people in Scotland (funded by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) and another exploring the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing on homeless and street drinkers (funded by CSO).

I currently facilitate the  SSA Qualitative Methods Journal Club, which is aimed at increasing knowledge of qualitative research practice.

I am co-chair of the GCU Health & Life Sciences Research Network,which represents early career researchers across the school and helps to improve their academic skills through a bespoke seminar programme.

I have a PhD in Health Psychology (“Teachable moments: Potential for behaviour change among people with type 2 diabetes and their relatives”, completed in 2019, funded by ESRC), an MSc in Health Psychology and a BA (Hons) in Psychology.

 

 

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