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 […]

Voices of experience event

The second of our events exploring public involvement in alcohol research will take place on 30th January 2017 at Changes UK in Birmingham.

Delivering alcohol brief interventions on non-healthcare settings: what are the prospects?

Two open-access papers from an Alcohol Research UK-funded project on the delivery of brief interventions in non-healthcare settings have been published in a special edition of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.  The edition also includes an editorial by Professor Nick Heather (a former ARUK trustee) on the future for research and policy in this area.

Clarification: Alcohol Research UK confirms that its CEO is in no way connected to the newly launched Alcohol Information Partnership

It has come to our attention that the Director General of a new organisation called the Alcohol Information Partnership shares the same name as our Chief Executive, Dave Roberts. We would like to make it clear that Dave Roberts remains our Chief Executive and is in no way connected to the Alcohol Information Partnership. We […]

Comment: Research suggests most white cider is consumed by people with severe alcohol dependency

Alcohol dependency is a complex problem to which there are no simple solutions.  There are many routes into dependency, many ways in which it manifests itself and many approaches to treatment.  However, dependent drinkers also require access to large, affordable volumes of alcohol.  Recent research by Professor Jonathan Chick and colleagues shows that, in Scotland […]

Latest from Alcohol Policy UK – public reactions to the revised alcohol guidelines

A fresh bout of media attention on the revised alcohol guidelines hit the headlines last week as survey figures released by CAMRA suggest much of the public ‘disagree with official health guidelines on alcohol consumption’.