This Clinical Psychology Doctoral thesis analyses the current research literature that explores the psychological impact of alcohol use in South Asian men. The chapter highlights the complexities of acculturation and religion. The second chapter o explores the psychological effects of cancer in South Asian women, using qualitative methodology. The thesis specifically illustrates the challenges faced by UK healthcare professionals providing services to this population. The final chapter provides a personal reflective account of the research process, which includes the intricate relationship of being a South Asian researcher working with South Asian participants.