Dr Andy Eastwood

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  • Qualifications:PhD (Psychopharmacology), AFHEA
  • Position:Lecturer in Psychology
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Andy.Eastwood@uwe.ac.uk
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About me


I previously studied at Coventry University (CU) for my BSc and MScR in Psychology. I was then awarded a teaching and research scholarship at the University of Bristol (UoB). I moved to Bristol in 2016 to complete a PhD exploring the effects of acute and chronic alcohol consumption on emotional face processing. This work aimed to extend our understanding of how alcohol impairs our ability to process key social information that has the potential to influence behaviour (especially important given the social context alcohol is typically consumed). This research was affiliated with the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG). Beyond this, my research interests include psychopharmacology, social drugs, alcohol-related aggression, alcohol policy, health outcomes, and emotional face processing. I am a big advocate of open science and reproducibility, and believe strongly in the accurate dissemination of research findings. Because of this, I actively involve myself in public engagement events. Examples include the yearly Bristol Neuroscience festival, Women in STEMM (Ada Lovelace), and an Alcohol Labelling event hosted by TARG.


During my time at CU, I contributed to the teaching of undergraduate research methods and statistics, introduction to psychology, and biological psychology modules in the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences. I then continued to tutor advance research methods at UoB. In September 2020, I became a Lecturer in Psychology at UWE Bristol.

Area of expertise

Experimental research; acute alcohol manipulation and placebo-controlled design; quantitative research methods; social cognition; public engagement; employability skills.


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