Nursing Studies

Exploring the factors that influence harmful alcohol use through the refugee journey

The proposed project is a qualitative study of harmful alcohol use among people seeking asylum and refugees in Scotland and England.

The purpose of the research is to scope the extent of and reasons for harmful alcohol use among this population. There is so far little data about this phenomenon due to the facts that a) the population in question is comparably difficult to recruit, and b) there are specific cultural and religious barriers among this population to disclosing harmful alcohol use and seeking treatment.


Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Project team:

Key contact: Dr Fiona Cuthill, Lecturer in Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh

Dr Steph Grohmann, Research Fellow, Centre for Homeless and Inclusion Health, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh

Ms Claire Frew, Glasgow Homelessness Network