Researching with purpose: what is the point of public involvement?

On Wednesday, 5th April Alcohol Research UK will be hosting a national conference on public involvement in alcohol research.  Here our new Senior Research and Policy Officer, Jo Cairns, describes her journey from conventional academic researcher to someone with a passion for working with the public.

Alcohol Research UK Annual Conference 2017

Working Together People, Practice and Policy in Alcohol Research Wednesday, 5th April 2017 – London Join us for our 2017 Annual Conference ‘Working Together: people, practice and policy in alcohol research’ where we will explore co-production, collaboration, and public involvement in alcohol research and practice. 

Alcohol Research UK Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium 2017

Alcohol Research UK is delighted to announce that its Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium for 2017 will take place on Tuesday, 4th April 2017.

Call for papers: Postgraduate and early career symposium 2017

We are inviting postgraduates, PhD and postdoctoral researchers to submit an abstract for our Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium, which will take place on Tuesday, 4th April 2017.

Alcohol Research UK Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium – 15 March 2016

Register now for Alcohol Research UK’s Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium for 2016.

Alcohol Research UK Annual Conference – 16 March 2016

Critical Measures: Next Steps In Alcohol Research and Policy Our 2016 Annual Conference is fast-approaching. Register now to secure your place. Download the conference programme to find out more. We have an excellent line-up of speakers with a keynote by Jill Rutter, Institute for Government. Other featured speakers include Professor Mark Bellis (University of Bangor), Dr […]

Conference 2013: Dr David Foxcroft – Developmental Epidemiology and Prevention

Dr David Foxcroft discuss some of the latest research into alcohol education and prevention in schools, in particular the impact of programmes such as the Good Behaviour Game and the Strengthening Families programme. He suggests that community-oriented developmental prevention can have a significant impact on risk factors associated with drinking, but that we need a better understanding of how prevention effects are moderated by other factors such as gender.

Conference 2013: Professor Jonathan Chick and Dr Jan Gill – A Tale of Two Cities

Professor Jonathan Chick and Dr Jan Gill discuss findings from their ongoing research into drinking behaviours in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Their research supports the evidence that those drinking at the most harmful levels purchase the cheapest alcohol – particularly white cider and cheap vodka.

Conference 2013: Professor Paul Wallace and Stuart Linke: 10 Years of Down Your Drink

Professor Paul Wallace and Stuart Linke give an overview of the Down Your Drink online screening and brief advice website.

Conference 2013: Professor Keith Humphreys and Baroness Finlay of Llandaff on Science and British Alcohol Policy

President Obama’s former drugs advisor, Professor Keith Humphreys, discusses the role of science in developing alcohol policy. Arguing that policy should be about values, not simply science, he presents three areas in which evidence can, nonetheless, strongly inform the debate. In particular, he calls for a swifter adoption of mandatory sobriety schemes, the expansion of treatment and recovery for dependent drinkers, and the introduction of minimum unit pricing.