I am a Brazilian PhD researcher at Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, sponsored by the Brazilian’s Government Program Science Without Borders (CNPq), interested in alcohol and nightlife research. I completed my 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 my studies, I had the opportunity to work as a research assistant on drug abuse at Cebrid (Brazilian Centre for Information on Psychotropic Drugs), one of the important centre of drug research in the country. My previous research includes the first epidemiological study about patterns of alcohol and other drug use at nightclubs in Brazil.
My research is focused on drinking behaviours among students visiting nightlife environments, with a focus on when, where and how they drink and the motives of these drinking patterns. I am particularly interested in comparing nightlife drinking behaviours in the UK and Brazil and the policy, structural and cultural factors that drive them. This study will provide better in-depth understanding on nightlife alcohol drinking culture in both countries, focusing on pre-drinking and its implications in nightlife settings in order to inform the development of appropriate responses developed to reduce harm in drinking environments.
Publications & Other Research Outputs:
Santos, M. G. R., Paes, A. T., Sanudo, A., Andreoni, S., & Sanchez, Z. M. (2015). Gender Differences in Predrinking Behavior Among Nightclubs’ Patrons. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39(7), 1243-1252.
Santos, M. G. R., Paes, A. T., Sanudo, A., & Sanchez, Z. M. (2015). Factors Associated with Pre-drinking Among Nightclub Patrons in the City of Sao Paulo. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50(1), 95-102.
Sanchez, Z. M., Santos, M. G. R., Pereira, A. P. D., Nappo, S. A., Carlini, E. A., Carlini, C. M., & Martins, S. S. (2013). Childhood Alcohol Use May Predict Adolescent Binge Drinking: A Multivariate Analysis among Adolescents in Brazil. The Journal of Pediatrics, 163(2), 363-368.
Santos, M. G. R., & Sanchez,, Z. M. (2013). Classificação e Efeitos Farmacológicos das Drogas. In T. M. RONZANI, (Ed.), AÇÕES INTEGRADAS SOBRE DROGAS: PREVENÇÃO, ABORDAGENS E POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS. (Vol. 1, pp. 17-51). JUIZ DE FORA.