Glasgow Caledonian University

11/29/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/29/2023 12:07

Clyde Built Radio debut for Substance Use Research Group

Clyde Built Radio debut for Substance Use Research Group

Wed, Nov 29 2023

Glasgow Caledonian University substance use experts took to the airwaves on the Clyde Built Radio show to share their LGBTQ+ research.

The School of Health and Life Science's Research Centre for Health (ReaCH) Co-Director and Substance Use Research Group co-lead Professor Carol Emslie and PhD researcher Beth Meadows appeared on the Good Clean Fun series to discuss a range of topics related to their LGBTQIA+ alcohol research.

They were also asked to choose three song tracks each that most reflected their research. They chose Comfortably Numb by the Scissor Sisters, Pink Pony Club by Chappell Roan, Black Tie by Grace Petrie, Aretha Franklin's Respect, Heart of Glass by Blondie and Harry Styles' Treat People with Kindness.

Presenter Amy Rodgers uses Clyde Built Radio to discuss issues about sobriety and to promote her alcohol- free club nights at Garnethill Community Centre. Listen to Professor Emslie and Beth's interview here.

Professor Emslie said: "Good Clean Fun is an alcohol-free club night aimed at people who are curious about cutting down on drinking or who fancy a sober dance in a party setting. It's a really innovative idea, and links well to the public health need to offer alcohol-free spaces in Scotland.

"Our Substance Use Research Group has highlighted LGBTQIA+ people and alcohol since 2014, and it was great to talk about our research with Amy on Clyde Built Radio."

Beth said: "It was fantastic to do the show as it gave us a chance to have important conversations about our research outside of the usual academic setting and reach a different audience therefore. We spoke about a range of topics related LGBTQIA+ alcohol research and specifically my PhD about LGBTQIA+ sober nightlife."

Professor Carol Emslie and Beth Meadows are pictured with radio presenter Amy Rodgers outside the Clyde Built Radio station.