PhD studentship – Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Middlesex University

Alcohol licensing: the role of stakeholders in local decision making
3 Year PhD Studentship

Middlesex University (Drug and Alcohol Research Centre)

This Studentship presents an exciting opportunity to explore the many factors which influence alcohol licensing decisions, to consider the roles of different stakeholders (residents, licensing officials, publicans, the police, etc) and the tensions, power dynamics and partnerships between groups which arise around issues such as granting or revoking licenses, restriction orders, cumulative impact areas etc.  The research will draw largely on qualitative approaches and also offers scope to develop innovative methods (eg participatory research approaches).  The research will be located in London.  The student will be part of Middlesex University’s Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and linked to a current European study on stakeholding and the addictions.

Supervisors:  Professor Betsy Thom, Dr Anthony Goodman and Dr Carmel Clancy

To discuss the Studentship informally or to request application details, please contact Professor Betsy Thom (