Research and Policy Briefing No.11 September 2016 now out

Research and Policy Briefing No.11 now out. Highlights include:

  • MESAS alcohol consumption and price data update
  • EU AVMSD follow-up study
  • Model-based appraisal of MUP vs taxation in Scotland
  • Alcohol consumption as a cause of cancer
  • Update of UK CMOs' Low Risk Drinking Guidelines

Roman Alcohol Occasional online

Francisca Roman, PhD Student at University College London spoke at SHAAP/SARN's 2015/16 'Alcohol Occasional' seminar series about alcohol use and binge drinking among adolescents in Chile, and the influence of the school environment on their drinking behaviour. In her presentation, Roman provided an outline of both alcohol use and the school system in Chile. She then outlined the findings of her PhD research which examines if the school attended by an adolescent has an impact on their alcohol consumption behaviours. The findings show that the socio-economic status of the school is associated with both non-binge drinking and binge drinking among adolescents in Chile. Roman concluded that Chilean society is very consumer driven and alcohol is increasingly used by individuals and families as a way of demonstrating wealth - a summary of her presentation's key points can be found here.

SHAAP/SARN 'Alcohol Occasional' seminars 2016/17

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are pleased to announce our programme for the lunchtime ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars. These showcase innovative research on alcohol use and provide the chance for researchers, practitioners and policy makers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol related topics. The theme for this seminar series, from November 2017, is ‘Alcohol and Social Justice’.

The 2017-2018 seminars will take place from 12.30–14.00 on the following dates (all Mondays):
6th November 2017 • 4th December 2017 • 29th January 2018 • 12th March 2018 • 23rd April 2018.

We are now seeking to deliver presentations and are interested to hear from researchers from any discipline who wish to share their findings with an audience made up of fellow researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public. We would particularly welcome presentations from new and early career researchers. If you are interested in presenting your research, please get in touch with Felicity Garvie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a short proposal (max. 300 words) and indication of your availability. Closing date for submissions is Monday 28th August 2017.

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