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I have written widely on issues of alcohol and drug policy, having completed a PhD at Bournemouth University that looked at ideas of gender and class in people's understandings of drinking in the night-time economy.

After completing my PhD I worked for the Russell Group of Universities on higher education policy, with particular focus on university admissions, widening participation and public engagement, as well as immigration policy. I also did some work on employability and business collaboration

As well as being a Visiting Fellow at the university, I now work for Public Health Dorset, which has superseded the Dorset Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) in commissioning drug and alcohol treatment services within the Dorset County Council area.

Journal Articles

  • Haydock, W., 2016. The Consumption, Production and Regulation of Alcohol in the UK: The Relevance of the Ambivalence of the Carnivalesque. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 50 (6), 1056-1071.
  • Whiteford, M., Haydock, W. and Cleave, N., 2016. Two buses and a short walk: the place of geography in recovery. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 16 (1), 72-83.
  • Haydock, W., 2015. Understanding English alcohol policy as a neoliberal condemnation of the carnivalesque. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 22 (2), 143-149.
  • Haydock, W., 2015. UK substance use policy research should think local. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TODAY, 15 (3), 149-157.
  • Haydock, W., 2014. ‘20 tins of Stella for a fiver’: The making of class through Labour and Coalition government alcohol policy. Capital and Class, 38 (3), 583-600.
  • Haydock, W., 2014. Prohibition Review Article. Reviews in History.
  • Haydock, W., 2014. The ‘civilising’ effect of a ‘balanced’ night-time economy for ‘better people’: class and the cosmopolitan limit in the consumption and regulation of alcohol in Bournemouth. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 6 (2), 172-185.
  • Haydock, W., 2014. The rise and fall of the ‘nudge’ of minimum unit pricing: The continuity of neoliberalism in alcohol policy in England. Critical Social Policy, 34 (2), 260-279.
  • Haydock, W., 2013. Review of "Intoxication and Society: Problematic Pleasures of Drugs and Alcohol" by Jonathan Herring, Ciaran Regan, Darin Weinberg, Phil Withington, eds. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, 27 (1), 109-111.
  • Haydock, W., 2012. Embodied sporting practices: regulating and regulatory bodies. LEISURE STUDIES, 31 (1), 124-126.
  • Haydock, W., 2010. Review of "The Politics of Alcohol: a History of the Drink Question in England" by James Nicholls. Reviews in History.


  • Haydock, W., 2010. "Everything is Different": Drinking and distinction in Bournemouth. In: Wellard, I. and Weed, M., eds. Wellbeing, Health and Leisure. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association, 63-80.


  • Haydock, W., 2014. From Methadone and the National Treatment Agency to Alcohol Brief Interventions and Public Health England:Reflections on the Direction of Travel in Local Government Substance Misuse Policy. In: New Problems, Old Solutions? 11 December 2014 University of Leeds.
  • Haydock, W., 2013. Towards an ‘eclectic’ and ‘quirky’ night-time economy? An analysis of government, culture and class in Bournemouth. In: Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture & Identity 12-13 December 2013 Cardiff Metropolitan University.
  • Haydock, W., 2013. Regulating the carnivalesque: rationality, responsibility and distinction in the Coalition Government’s alcohol policy. In: Under Control:Alcohol and drug regulation past and present 21-23 June 2013 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Haydock, W. and haydock, W., 2011. 'Social marketing and drinking cultures'. In: Alcohol Culture Exchange (AHRC & South West Alcohol Improvement Programme), 8 February 2011 Poole.
  • Haydock, W., 2009. From Blue Rinse to Hedonism? Drinking in 21st-Century Bournemouth. In: Winter, G., ed. Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC): Resorting to the Coast: Tourism, Heritage and Cultures of the Seaside 25-29 June 2009 Blackpool, England.
  • Haydock, W., 2009. 'Binge' drinking, neo-liberalism and individualism. In: Eberle, T., ed. 9th Conference of the European Sociological Association: ESA 2009 2-5 September 2009 Lisbon, Portugal.

Internet Publications



  • PhD in Sociology (Bournemouth University, 2009)
  • MA in Social Research (Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2006)
  • BA (Hons) in Modern History and Politics (Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 2005)
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