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Substance Use & Health in Emerging Adulthood

The SHEA Lab is an interdisciplinary Research Lab based at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Our team is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness in emerging adulthood, advancing evidence-based policy and practice, and supporting safer substance use.

Alcohol Policy Consulting with Dr. Thompson

As an experienced alcohol policy consultant, Dr. Kara Thompson brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for fostering responsible and evidence-based alcohol-related practices.

Dr. Thompson can assist your educational institution in navigating the complexities of alcohol regulations. Her consulting services are being offered to ensure your campus alcohol policies are tailored to your institutional context and support a culture of moderation.


Current Research

Our research involves the exploration of topics and themes that we believe could support change in policy and practice.

Read on to find out more about our latest work.

5 Years

UniVenture is a 5-year research partnership testing, adapting, and sharing a wellness program for undergraduates across 5 Canadian universities.

2 Years

The Sex and Cannabis Study is concerned with finding sex and gender differences in modes of consumption, and the implications of those differences. 

2 Years

The goal of CAPP is to create an evidence-based framework to evaluate and inform alcohol policy development at post-secondary institutions.

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Past Research

We are proud to showcase the findings of previous research members of our lab have been involved in. We believe our efforts and contributions serve as important stepping stones to developing a better understanding of emerging adults, substance use and health.

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