Events

Upcoming Events

'Stand up and tell me your story': Launch of new SHAAP report

4th Feb 2020
'Stand up and tell me your story': Launch of new SHAAP report

SHAAP invites you to attend the launch of our new report showcasing research into the meanings of lived and living experience for alcohol and drug policy, on Tuesday 4th February at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 12:30 - 14:00.
This is a FREE event with sandwich lunch provided, and will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, health professionals, support staff and people with their own lived experience.

Alcohol Occasionals 2020 - NEW PROGRAMME

20th Feb 2020
Alcohol Occasionals 2020 - NEW PROGRAMME

Talk title: Relationship to alcohol through the lifespan in a Scottish island community

Speaker: Heather Still, Drug & Alcohol Researcher, Arran Community and Voluntary Service

Men and Alcohol: Seminar Series IV

20th Mar 2020

men and alcohol bannerMen & Alcohol: what's next? This is the fourth and final event in the 'Men & Alcohol' seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS). An expert panel will discuss the following questions:

  •  How will men be affected by alcohol in the future?
  • How can alcohol related harms to men be prevented or reduced?

  • How do we strike a balance between state intervention and individual responsibility?

These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

Alcohol Occasionals 2020 - NEW PROGRAMME

26th Mar 2020
Alcohol Occasionals 2020 - NEW PROGRAMME

Talk title: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders / FASD: everybody’s business

Speakers: Dr Jennifer Shields, Principal Clinical Pyschologist (FAAST) & Dr Sarah Brown, Consultant Paediatrician

'Alcohol Occasionals' 2020 Programme

30th Apr 2020
'Alcohol Occasionals' 2020 Programme

Talk title: Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland: A qualitative study of children and young people’s own drinking and related behaviour

Speakers: Dr Briege Nugent & Ian Clark, Director of Iconic Consulting

Past Events

Events Archive

Men, Alcohol & Health: Seminar Series III

24th Jan 2020

men and alcohol bannerThis is the third of a four-part seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and IAS (Institute of Alcohol Studies) to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol. At this session, three invited experts will discuss the following questions: 

  • What role does alcohol play in men’s mental health?

  • How is men’s physical health affected by alcohol?

  • How can we increase awareness about the health related harms of drinking alcohol?

These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

Men, Alcohol & Marketing: Seminar Series II

22nd Nov 2019

men and alcohol bannerThis is the second of a four-part seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and IAS (Institute of Alcohol Studies) to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol. At this session, three invited experts will discuss the following questions: 

  • How does alcohol marketing influence men’s behaviour?

  • How does alcohol marketing influence attitudes towards men?

  • How does alcohol marketing affect men in different social and cultural contexts?

These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

Men, Alcohol & Identity: Seminar Series I

2nd Sep 2019

men and alcohol bannerSHAAP and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) are co-hosting a four part seminar series to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol. Each session will be chaired by an expert in the field who will invite three guest speakers to present their personal responses to three pre-set questions, which are relevant to the topic. These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

EXTRA EVENT: 'Heineken in Africa: A multinational unleashed'

9th Jul 2019

This extra event is an opportunity to hear investigative journalist Olivier Van Beemen talk about his new book 'Heineken in Africa' uncovering some of the more controversial practices of the global number two alcohol manufacturer.Cover Heineken in Africa for social media Report coming soon.

“You could just show a little more compassion”: A meta-ethnography of what constitutes effective problem alcohol and drug treatment from the perspective of homeless people

23rd May 2019

Speakers: Dr Hannah Carver and Dr Tessa Parkes, University of Stirling and Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research

SHAAP and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) organise the lunchtime 'Alcohol Occasional' seminars from 12:30-14:00, covering Alcohol and Recovery in 2019. This free programme showcases innovative research on alcohol use and provides the chance for researchers, practitioners, policymakers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol-related topics, over lunch at the historic Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Read the report here.