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Emmert is an MRC Clinical Research Fellow in the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Substance Misuse Psychiatry at the South London and the Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust. 

He graduated with distinctions in medicine (BMBCh) from the University of Oxford, and epidemiology (MSc) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He is a member of both the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Psychiatrists, and a trustee of the Faculty of Sexual Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and Alcohol Change UK.  

He previously worked as a Research Fellow at the National Clinical Guideline Centre, contributing to national NICE guidance in the diagnosis and management of osteoarthritis, acute heart failure and hepatitis C.    

He has a strong interest in substance misuse, sexual and reproductive health and the overlap of physical and mental health conditions. 

Research Interests

Emmert is currently undertaking a PhD, and his current research focus is on drug and alcohol specialist treatment service provision and its impact on hospitalisation and mortality due to alcohol. 

Research Groups

Emmert is a member of the section on alcohol research in the National Addiction Centre   

Expertise and Public Engagement 

Emmert has contributed blogpost articles to BMJ Opinion and the Mental Elf. 

Emmert is a trustee of the Faculty of Sexual Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and Alcohol Change UK. 


Emmert currently teaches on the MSc in Addiction Studies.