Speakers9th European Beer and Health Symposium
Dr. Thomas Thurnell-Read
Dr. Thurnell-Read has over a decade of experience researching alcohol consumption and drinking culture and is internationally recognised as a leading scholar of sociological approaches to the study of alcohol, drinking and drunkenness. He is the editor of Drinking Dilemmas: Space, culture and identity (Routledge, 2015) and is a founding member of the British Sociological Association’s Alcohol Study Group. As well as exploring the complexities of changing drinking cultures and practices, in recent research Thomas has examined the rise of craft beer and gin through qualitative research with brewers and distillers. He has extensive experience of media engagement and public dissemination and his research has featured in The Observer; The Conversation; Vice.com; The Morning Advertiser; and on BBC Radio 4’sThinking Allowed.