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Liverpool John Moores University

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Mariana Guedes

Mariana Guedes

PhD Student


Mariana is a Brazilian student who has recently begun the first year of an MPhil/PhD at the Centre for Public Health, Faculty of Education, Health and Community, which is being completed under the supervision of Professor Karen Hughes, Zara Quigg and Dr Ivan Gee. Her PhD is focused on drinking behaviors among young people visiting nightlife environments, with a focus on when, where and how young people drink and the motives of these drinking patterns.

Mariana completed a master’s in Public Health in 2014 at Federal University of Sao Paulo, one of the largest institutions for study and research in Brazil. During her studies she had the opportunity to work in surveys on drug abuse in Cebrid (Brazilian Centre for Information on Psychotropic Drugs), one of the important centres of drug research in the country, as a research assistant of Dra. ZilaVan der Meer Sanchez. Her previous research includes the first epidemiological study about patterns of alcohol and other drug use at nightclubs in Brazil.