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 […]

Alcohol Research UK publishes its Annual Review for 2015/16

Alcohol Research UK has today (10 November 2016) published its Annual Review 2015/16 outlining its main programmes of work for the period. The report shows that in 2015/16, Alcohol Research UK: Commissioned a major independent review of its grant making over the last 30 years which shows the many ways in which its £24 million […]

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.

Statement: Alcohol Research UK welcomes Scottish Court of Session’s Decision on Minimum Unit Pricing

Alcohol Research UK welcomes the Scottish Court of Session’s decision that minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol is legal.  The Court ruling confirms that MUP brings potential benefits across the population but is especially well-targeted at those drinking at the most harmful levels. MUP was approved by the Scottish Parliament in 2012, but has been […]