Professor Eileen Kaner
Professor of Public Health & Primary Care Research
Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University
Telephone: 0191 208 7884
Research Interests: Alcohol and Public Health, Health behaviour change, Screening and brief intervention technologies, Pragmatic trials of complex interventions
Eileen is the Director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for the North East and North Cumbria and an NIHR Senior Investigator. She is also an applied behavioural scientist and her research programme aims to improve health and well-being across the life-course by promoting evidence-based interventions to reduce risks due to alcohol, substance use and linked mental health problems. A key strand of work is the development, evaluation and implementation of screening and brief intervention approaches in a wide range of health and social care settings. She is a founding member of Fuse – a UKCRC centre of excellence in translational public health research and a lead investigator in the NIHR School of Public Health Research, the NIHR School of Primary Care Research and NIHR Policy Unit in Behavioural Sciences.