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Sadie Boniface
Sadie Boniface

Dr Sadie Boniface

Visiting Researcher


I am now the Research Coordinator at the Institute of Alcohol Studies in Westminster and a visiting researcher at the Addictions Department. I am always happy to be contacted by new collaborators and prospective postgraduate students. 

My work is on alcohol, and from 2015-19 I worked across a range of research projects in the Addictions Department, including the BRC’s untreated help seekers work, and four randomised controlled trials (RISKIT-CJS, ADAM, SIPS Jr High and SIPS Jr). In 2017 I was one of the awardees of the NIHR Maudsley BRC Independent Researcher Award. I ran the optional Alcohol module on the MSc Addiction Studies from 2017-19 and have held Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy since 2015. 

Before King’s, I was based at UCL, where I completed my PhD in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health in 2013. I also have a MSc in Health Sciences from Newcastle University and a BSc in Natural Sciences (Biology with Philosophy) from Durham University. 

Research Interests

  • Alcohol 
  • Health inequality 
  • Young people 

Expertise and Public Engagement

I am an expert for the Science Media Centre and I regularly comment on alcohol stories in the media. I have spoken at public events like the Science Gallery London’s late-night opening for the Hooked exhibition and Pint Of Science. As well as research, I also have an interest in widening participation in higher education and mentoring young people, and have worked with organisations including In2Science, Social Mobility Foundation, Causeway Education, Hope For The Young, and Action For Refugees In Lewisham.