Alcohol Research UK Conference 2013
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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 […]
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.
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.
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.