Dr Katherine Severi

Dr Katherine Severi

Chief executive

Katherine Severi (née Brown) is chief executive of the Institute of Alcohol Studies. Before joining IAS, Katherine worked for the UK Civil Service promoting public health information campaigns. Read more »

Jennifer Keen

Jennifer Keen

Head of policy (on maternity leave)

She joined IAS in January 2018, from Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, where she campaigned for disabled people’s rights, securing legislation in the UK and EU to improve accessibility for people with sight loss. Read more »

Dr Sadie Boniface

Dr Sadie Boniface

Head of research

Sadie is an experienced alcohol researcher who joined IAS in August 2019. Her research interests relate to health inequality, young people, and measuring alcohol consumption. Read more »

Sarah Schoenberger

Sarah Schoenberger

Head of policy (maternity cover)

Sarah joined Alcohol Health Alliance UK in April 2018. She previously worked for Guide Dogs and Age UK, where she campaigned for disability rights and the rights of older people. Read more »

Jem Roberts

Jem Roberts

Communications manager

Jem joined IAS in May 2021 after taking a sabbatical to study carpentry. Before that he developed healthcare campaigns at a communications agency. Read more »

Lucy Bryant

Lucy Bryant

Research and policy officer

Lucy joined IAS in October 2016, having previously worked in marketing for the private and non-profit sectors. Read more »

Enya Evans

Enya Evans

Policy and advocacy manager

Enya joined IAS and AHA as Policy and Advocacy Manager in August 2021. Before that, she worked in the Houses of Parliament for four years. Read more »

Anu Rumm

Anu Rumm

Advocacy support officer

Anu joined in September 2021, working at both IAS and AHA. Prior to joining, she completed a Master’s degree in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics Read more »

Professor Gerard Hastings OBE

Professor Gerard Hastings OBE

Expert advisor

Gerard Hastings is the founder/director of the Institute for Social Marketing and Centre for Tobacco Control Research at Stirling and the Open University. Read more »

Kellie Donaldson

Kellie Donaldson

Office manager

Kellie Donaldson provides PA support to the directors of AHF & IAS. Read more »

Dr Gillian W Shorter

Dr Gillian W Shorter

Expert advisor

Gillian Shorter is currently a reader in Psychology in the Institute of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University and has been a researcher in the alcohol and drug use field for over 15 years. Read more »

Professor Jonathan Shepherd CBE

Professor Jonathan Shepherd CBE

Expert advisor

Jonathan Shepherd CBE FMedSci is professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, founder of the Violence Research Group. Read more »

Professor Petra Meier

Professor Petra Meier

Expert advisor

Petra Meier is professor of Public Health at the MRC/CSO Social Science and Public Health Unit at the University of Glasgow, where she leads a programme on systems science in public health. Read more »

Crispin Acton

Crispin Acton

Expert advisor

A graduate in Modern History from Oxford University, Crispin Acton joined the Department of Health (and Social Security, as it was then named) in 1976, retiring in 2017, adopting a specialist interest in alcohol policy over the years. Read more »

Professor Jeff Collin

Professor Jeff Collin

Expert advisor

Jeff Collin PhD is a professor of Global Health Policy and head of Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh. A political scientist, his research focuses on globalisation, health governance and corporate strategies to influence public policy. Read more »

Professor David Jernigan

Professor David Jernigan

Expert advisor

David Jernigan PhD is a professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. Read more »

Dr Phil Hadfield

Dr Phil Hadfield

Expert advisor

Dr Phil Hadfield is director of www.philhadfield.co.uk, an independent research consultancy based in Leeds, UK. Read more »

Michael Carr

Michael Carr

Chair

Michael Carr, chairman of the Institute of Alcohol studies, enjoyed a long career in senior management posts in Higher Education until 2007. Read more »

Reverend Dr Janet Tollington

Reverend Dr Janet Tollington

Vice chair

A minister of religion and an academic (retired but still active), Janet is vice chair of the Institute of Alcohol Studies. Read more »

Reverend Professor Stephen Orchard

Reverend Professor Stephen Orchard

Trustee

Stephen was director of Christian Education Movement for 14 years before becoming principal of Westminster College, Cambridge from 2000. Read more »

Dr Marsha Morgan

Dr Marsha Morgan

Trustee

Dr Morgan maintains clinical interests in alcoholic liver disease, hepatic encephalopathy and the nutritional aspects of chronic liver disease. Read more »

Professor Linda Bauld

Professor Linda Bauld

Trustee

Linda Bauld is ‘Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health’ in the Usher Institute, College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh. Read more »

Dr Peter Rice

Dr Peter Rice

Trustee

Peter Rice is an addiction psychiatrist based in Scotland. He graduated from Glasgow University and his post graduate training was in Glasgow, Perth and Dundee. Read more »