Research Help

Thank you to everyone who's downloaded and used the app. We wouldn't be able to understand how to help more people drink less without you.

The Team

If you use this app to help you drink less alcohol you’re in good hands. The app has been developed by a highly qualified team of experts based at University College London, with support from leading researchers from other universities. Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West both have extensive experience in helping people achieve behaviour change goals. Dr Jamie Brown led a successful project called StopAdvisor to help smokers quit and runs ongoing studies about alcohol use. Dr David Crane has developed a very popular app called Smoke Free and Dr Claire Garnett is a researcher specialising in behaviour change apps. We’ve developed this app to help people drink less alcohol and study it so we can learn how to do this better. We will publish our findings so that others can benefit. So by using this app, you’re not only helping yourself but are helping science too.

App Development

This app was built by Greg Plumby, Edward Warrender and Chris Pritchard (from Portable Pixels) and Hari Karam Singh for the team at University College London.


This research was funded by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), the Society for Study of Addiction (SSA), the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR) and Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health. UKCTAS is a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence. Funding from the Medical Research Council, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Economic and Social Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. The NIHR School for Public Health Research is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield; Bristol; Cambridge; Imperial; and University College London; The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); LiLaC – a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster; and Fuse - The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities.