Lisa Schölin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Lisa trained in public health science and research methods in Sweden before moving to the UK where she completed a MSc and PhD in public health. After her PhD, she worked as a researcher in alcohol policy at University of Stirling and University of Edinburgh and spent 1.5 years working as a consultant for the alcohol and prison health programme at WHO Regional Office for Europe. Lisa’s early career research focused on alcohol use during pregnancy and effective interventions to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies, as well as other aspects of alcohol-related harm and policy-related issues. More recently, Lisa worked as a researcher for the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland where she worked on monitoring the use of mental health and capacity legislation and specific issues related to compulsory psychiatric care, including significantly impaired decision-making as a criterion for compulsory care, ethical challenges to providing remote assessments during Covid-19, and length of short-term detentions. 

Lisa's current research focuses harm from pesticide self-harm and illicit drug overdoses. She is the co-convenor of the Drugs Research Network for Scotland.