Colin Angus

Colin Angus

Senior Research Fellow, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield

Colin is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group within Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). His work focuses on the design, development and adaptation of complex health economic models and their use to appraise key policy questions in the field of alcohol research. The majority of his research is based on the development of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model to incorporate new methodological developments, new data and to answer new policy questions, both in the UK and internationally.

He joined ScHARR in June 2011 after graduating with a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Warwick and spending several years working in industry. Colin completed an MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling in 2013 before taking up his current post.

Research interests 

  • Modelling the potential impact of alcohol taxation and Minimum Unit Pricing policies on alcohol consumption and related harm and understanding the distribution of these impacts across the population
  • Screening and brief interventions for alcohol
  • The relationship between drinking patterns and health outcomes
  • Understanding the variation in effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol policies across different settings
  • Alcohol-related health inequalities and the equity implications of alternative policy options
  • Quantifying and understanding the physical availability of alcohol

Current projects

  • School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
  • UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS)