Moving beyond patient and public involvement in alcohol research

Alcohol Research UK and Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, are delighted to announce a joint one day workshop on patient and public involvement in research where we will explore different ways to design and assess research that aims for co-production. Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is a requirement for most publicly […]

Co-production in alcohol research: what can we learn?

While alcohol harms can occur across society, many of those most profoundly affected are also the most vulnerable and hard to reach individuals. As a new study by researchers at Liverpool John Moores University shows, the role of alcohol in the lives of homeless drinkers can be very damaging

Vulnerable people at risk of homelessness and alcohol dependency need positive support networks in times of crisis, a new study suggests

Adverse significant life events combined with low levels of support and social isolation can increase the risk of a person becoming homeless and developing a dependence on alcohol, a new study suggests.

Updated Local Alcohol Profiles for England

Yesterday, Public Health England released the latest update to their Local Alcohol Profiles for England. In addition to information on alcohol-related mortality, hospital admissions and treatment, this version includes new data on both alcohol sales and numbers of licensed premises.

Drinkers much less likely to notice responsible drinking messages in pub environment, says new study

Drinkers are much less likely to notice responsible drinking messages on posters displayed in a busy, cluttered pub environment than in a plain and simple room, show results of a study published today by psychologists at London South Bank University (LSBU) and Alcohol Research UK.

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.

New research on alcohol marketing suggests current regulations don’t work

Research published today in the journal Addiction provides new insights into global alcohol marketing, its regulation and its potential impacts on youth consumption.

Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern announce merger plans

The trustees of Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern are pleased to announce plans to merge the activities of the two charities by April 2017. Both organisations share virtually identical charitable objects, with a clear mission to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Alcohol Research UK has a long record of research excellence and impact, […]

Public Health England publish review of evidence on alcohol

Today, Public Health England has published a review of international evidence on alcohol policy and harm reduction.

Statement: Alcohol Research UK disappointed with Scotch Whisky Association’s decision to challenge ruling on minimum unit pricing for alcohol

Alcohol Research UK today (18 November) announced its disappointment with the decision by the Scotch Whisky Association to challenge the Scottish Court of Session’s ruling on minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol. Dr James Nicholls, Director of Research and Policy Development at Alcohol Research UK, said: “We are disappointed that the Scotch Whisky Association is […]