Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

Part of the Liverpool John Moores University

Professor Marie Claire Van Hout

Professor Marie Claire Van Hout

Professor of Public Health Policy and Practice


areas of expertise

Marie Claire Van Hout is Professor of Public Health Policy and Practice at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moore’s University, United Kingdom. She has over 17 years research, education, community development and clinical practice experience in various fields of public health and drug policy and practice, and concentrated in the area of prescribed and illicit substance use, misuse and dependence, HIV/HCV prevention, treatment, care and support in Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, performance and image enhancement, and Travellers and Gypsy health. Her international reputation as a recognised leader in her field of has led to a number of significant honorary appointments and collaborations. These include; Associate Member of Staff at the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council, South Africa since 2010; Visiting Research Fellow at Department of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Glyndŵr University, UK since 2012; Visiting Research Fellow at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moore’s University, UK 2014-2017; Visiting Professor at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL) and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA since 2016. She has consulted for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (ENCDDA) (2012), and the European Research Executive Agency (REA). She has been Editor in Chief of the ‘Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse’ at Taylor and Francis since 2014. Marie Claire is currently part of the supervisory team for two of our PhD students, Jennifer Brizell and Charlotte McLean, who are undertaking research into the female use of enhancement drugs.