Dr Amy Pennay
Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
La Trobe University | 215 Franklin St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 (3) 9479 8725
Amy is a NHMRC Early Career Fellow at CAPR, La Trobe University. Amy has a BA in Criminology and a PhD in Health Sciences. Her PhD explored the social, cultural and economic contexts of alcohol and ‘party drug’ use among young people patronising the night-time economy.
Amy has worked in alcohol and drug research for more than 10 years across a diverse range of methodologies including both qualitative and quantitative studies. She has a keen interest in research methodology, with her PhD utilising an ethnographic, naturalistic study design. Her recent work at CAPR has included studies on the use and effects of alcohol combined with stimulants (including energy drinks) among young adults, alcohol practices among same-sex attracted women and studies of drinking cultures.