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Patsy Staddon

Dr. Patsy Staddon recovered from over 20 years of alcohol dependency 26 years ago and returned to university to study women’s alcohol use from a sociological perspective. She has written and published about the barriers to women’s recovery, such as shame and marginalisation. She is active in the mental health research field and founded the Alcohol Study Group of the British Sociological Association and the Women’s Independent Alcohol Support (WIAS) organisation.