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Dr Georgie MacArthur

Dr Georgie MacArthur

Dr Georgie MacArthur

Honorary Lecturer

Office Room 1.07
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 331 2094
+44 (0) 117 928 7295


I am a Lecturer/ Specialty Registrar in Public Health (ST5). My research interests include:

  • Prevention of harmful alcohol use and inequalities in alcohol-related harms
  • Development of a digital web intervention to prevent excessive alcohol use and related harms among young people
  • Prevention of bacterial (skin and soft tissue) infections among people who inject dugs
  • Interventions to prevent multiple risk behaviour

Prior to my current role, I held a NIHR postdoctoral fellowship which focused on social influences on young people’s alcohol use. Building on the findings of this research, I have led development of a prototype digital web intervention (‘Rethink Alcohol’) which aims to prevent excessive alcohol use and related harms among young people aged 14-15 years, as Principal Investigator. Development and user testing of the prototype website was supported by my NIHR postdoctoral fellowship and the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

I recently led a qualitative study (the VIDA study), supported by Alcohol Change UK, to explore parental views around adolescent alcohol use and conducted a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis regarding individual, family and school-based interventions to prevent multiple risk behaviour in young people.


I am Co-Unit Lead for the Essentials in Public Health unit for the MSc Public Health. Since 2011, I have contributed to teaching of the public health and evidence-based medicine elements of Community Oriented Medical Practice (COMP) for 4th year medical students. I am also involved in delivery of revision courses for Specialty Registrars in Public Health on the South West Public Health training scheme prior to the Part A examination


I teach 4th year medical undergraduates on the community oriented medical practice (COMP) module and contribute to the Part A revision course for public health specialty registrars preparing for exams for membership of the Faculty of Public Health.


  • • Alcohol • Qualitative Research • Digital intervention • Meta-Analysis • Risk behaviour • Substance Misuse


  • • Systematic review • Meta-analysis • Qualitative research • Intervention development



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