Jan Gill

Jan Gill

Dr Jan Gill BSc (Hons), PhD, FHEA, FRSB

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Gill is based within the School Of Health and Social care at Edinburgh Napier University. She is a pharmacologist who has published extensively within the field of alcohol research particularly in relation to the utility and understanding of drinking guidelines, women and alcohol and student drinking. She has been Co-PI for a study exploring purchasing habits of harmed drinkers in Edinburgh and again, more recently, in work funded by the CSO and ARUK which documented drinking patterns and prices paid by this group in both Edinburgh and Glasgow; a baseline, mixed method, study for MUP in Scotland. She is on the Editorial Board for the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism.

Esteem

Invited Speaker

  • 59th Alcohol Problems Research Symposium (November 2005) ‘Knowledge of Sensible Drinking Guidelines among newly Matriculated University Students’. England.
  • Addictions Forum meeting Pitlochry, Scotland. ‘Alcohol, women and the menstrual cycle’.
  • Society for Addiction and Alcohol Research UK (ARUK) conference York, England. November 2015. Alcohol pricing and heavy drinkers in Scotland.
  • Health promotion Conference, University of Swansea. (March 2006) Drink labelling awareness.
  • ANSA-Scotland Association of Nurses in Substance Abuse. 16th March 2007.
  • Alcohol Research UK conference Critical measures: next steps in alcohol research and policy, Birmingham, April 2016
  • Presentation to Kettil Bruun Society 41st Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium, 2015, Munich, Germany. Scottish female heavy drinkers; is the UK definition of ‘harmful’ consumption fit for purpose?
  • Presentation to Drug and Alcohol Team. Lothian June 2006.
  • Presentation to Global Alcohol Policy Conference, Momentum for change: research and advocacy reducing alcohol harm. Edinburgh. Alcohol purchasing by ill heavy drinkers; cheap alcohol is no single commodity.
  • Presentation to ESBRA European Society for Biomedical research Alcoholism meeting Valencia, Spain. White cider; a price worth paying? J. Gill, J. Chick, D. W. Lachenmeier, R. Rush, F. O'May, H. Black
  • Presentation to the Festival of Public Health, Manchester University, UK July 2014. ‘White cider trade down; at what cost?
  • Presentation to City of Edinburgh Licensing Board, City of Edinburgh Licensing Forum October 2006.
  • Presentation to Action on Alcohol and Drugs in Edinburgh May 2006
  • Presentation to Scottish Toxicology Interest Group. March 2010.
  • Presentation to University of Northampton Conference on Student alcohol Mis(Use). Tuesday 30th March 2010. ‘Under the influence? Will government guidelines and policies aimed at promoting responsible drinking shape my practice?
  • Presentation to 17th International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), October 2015, Dundee, Scotland. Definition of harmful drinking – it is not that simple.
  • Presentation to Kettil Bruun Society Thematic Meeting, September 2015, Helsinki. ‘People with alcohol-realted harm- who else suffers.’ (3rd author)
  • Presentation St Andrews House July 2006
  • (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) Expert Workshop. Alcohol and cancer, raising awareness: a SHAAP Expert Workshop. 6th December 2011 at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.
  • ‘White, not quite so bright?’ Is the type of alcohol containing drinks consumed by alcohol dependent patients related to damage potential?
  • Expert witness providing oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee’s Scrutiny at Stage 1 of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland ) Bill. 10th January 2012.
  • Evidence Policy and Practice. Public health research in Scotland. (June 2006) How sensible is the UK Sensible Drinking Message?
  • New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group Dundee . Trading down – alcohol purchasing by ill heavy drinkers during a period of reducing affordability.
  • Lothian Council’s Homelessness planning Group; ‘Minimum Unit Pricing and the dependent drinker Group’. 17th January 2012.

 

Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Submission of written evidence to Scottish Parliament, Health and Sport Committee, Alcohol etc (Scotland) Bill December 2009.
  • Submission of written evidence to Scottish Labour Party’s Alcohol commission February 2010
  • Expert witness providing oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee’s Scrutiny at Stage 1 of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland ) Bill.
  • Member Scottish Futures Form. Fresh Perspectives on Drugs and Alcohol. Scottish Parliament.
  • Member Alcohol Strategy Advisory panel. Lundbeck International, Stirling University
  • Member Lothian Research Ethics Committee
  • Invited member of project Steering Group (2015) Women and alcohol: towards an equity review of the effectiveness of population-based interventions to reduce alcohol use and harm by Gender Glasgow Population and Health Group
  • Invited member to MESAS (Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy) symposium ‘Evaluating scotland’s alcohol strategy- findings and future directions’. Edinburgh

 

External Examining/Validations

  • BA Health & Social Care Practice Nurse Prescribing Sheffield Hallam University
  • Human Biomolecular Science Biochemistry Department,Glasgow University.

 

Reviewing

  • Invited reviewer Pharmacology and Calculations for Nurses by Barber and Robertson Published by Open Unibverity press. (2008)
  • Invited reviewer Understanding Addiction Behaviours: theoretical and Clinical Practice by Rassool G H (2010) Published by Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Invited reviewer 'Get Ready for Pharmacology' McFadden (2007) Published by Pearson Education.
  • Member Academic review panel (2007) Medicines Management: A Problem Based  Approach. Pearson Education.
  • Member of Review panel for text Anatomy and Physiology Saladin (3rd edition) McGraw-Hill, NewYorkj (2003)

 

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • A prospective study designed to evaluate a course, delivered by NHS professionals, to increase knowledge and skills in relation to Alcohol Brief Interventions amongst final year Nursing and Occupational Therapy students
  • Survey of small businesses in Scotland of the levels of the adoption and views regarding workplace alcohol and drug policies
  • Type and cost of beverages consumed by patients with alcohol-induced medical or psychiatric illness - a pilot study
  • An exploration of knowledge and perceptions relating to alcohol and the use of brief interventions among healthcare and medical students undergoing training.
  • Alcohol Interactive
  • Awareness of unit content of self poured drinks by UK adults; A useful intervention tool?
  • Recall undestanding and responses to the ‘Sensible Drinking message ‘ among supermarket shoppers in Scotland.
  • The influence of pattern and amount of alcohol intake on parameters of cardiovascular risk in female undergraduate students. A pilot study
  • Three month project to develop an interactive workshop, 'DrinkSmart', for undergraduate students, to provide alcohol information and raise alcohol-related risk awareness. Collaboration with Alcohol Focus Scotland
  • Effects of Scottish Government changes in alcohol policy on drinking characteristics of dependent drinkers
  • Effects of Scottish Government changes in alcohol policy on drinking characteristics of dependent drinkers – Further support of administrator
  • Effects of Scottish Government changes in alcohol policy on drinking characteristics of dependent drinkers
  • Effects of Scottish Government changes in alcohol policy on drinking characteristics of dependent drinkers – Further funding
  • Effects of Scottish Government changes in alcohol policy on drinking characteristics of dependent drinkers – Further funding
  • Effects of Scottish Government changes in alcohol policy on drinking characteristics of dependent drinkers – support of administrator
  • Moderate drinking and its impact on micronutrient status in biological samples.
  • Moderate drinking and its impact on Auditory Brainstem responses
  • Moderate drinking and its impact on micronutrient status in biological samples.
  • Longitudinal study (12 months) to monitor knowledge and potential behavioural changes in student bar staff following a ServeWise training programme

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