Current grant holders

Co-funded research projects

A realist evaluation of Aquarius’s ‘Time of My Life’ project – co-funded with Aquarius

Manchester Metropolitan University
Alcohol Research UK contributing £25,000 over two years

Alcohol Misuse: Electronic Longitudinal Alcohol Study in Communities (ELAStiC) – co-funded with the ESRC

Cardiff University
Alcohol Research UK contributing £97,810 over 3 years

Excessive drinking and alcohol related harms in Adulthood: ALSPAC at 24 – co funded with the MRC

The University of Bristol
Alcohol Research UK contributing £138,918 over four years

Alcohol Harms: The relationship between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular risk: A life-course perspective – co-funded with the MRC

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
Alcohol Research UK contributing £32,139 over three years

Drug and Alcohol Findings

Drug and Alcohol Findings provides the largest library of evidence on drug and alcohol treatment and prevention in the UK.  It produces regular summaries of the latest research and is widely recognised as an invaluable resource for both practitioners and researchers in the field.

Co-funded with the Society for the Study of Addiction.  Alcohol Research UK contributing £96,568 over three years.

Alcohol Policy UK and The Alcohol Academy

The Alcohol Academy works with local alcohol services and commissioners to promote effective alcohol harm reduction.  It provides free seminars, networks and briefings, and specialises in training and development for frontline staff and practitioners.  It also produces the widely-read Alcohol Policy UK blog.
£60,000 over three years.


Research and Development Grants

Measuring change from alcohol brief interventions: development of a consensus core outcome set

Teeside University
£59,977 over two years

Screening and Brief Intervention Programmes:  do they improve or worsen health inequalities?

ScHARR, University of Sheffield
£59,269 over eighteen months

The cost of alcohol to Primary Care in England

ScHARR, University of Sheffield
£59,402 over eighteen months

Distribution and Consumption of Counterfeit Alcohol: Getting to Grips with Fake Booze

University of Manchester
£58,907 over two years

Measuring change from alcohol brief interventions: development of a consensus core outcome set

Teeside University
£59,977 over twenty one months

Mapping the recovery journeys of family members of problem alcohol users:  A survey of life in recovery for families

Sheffield Hallam University
££51,849 over one year

The Alcohol Policy Blog

The Alcohol Academy
£30,000 over thirty months

Development of an international code of practice on alcohol marketing from a public health perspective

UK Health Forum
£16,500 over one year

Development of the Addiction Therapist Rating Scale (ATRS)

Leeds Addiction Unit
£59,821 over three years

Alcohol Marketing to young people via social media: Implications for the Advertising Standards Code of Practice

The University of Bath
£60,425 over three years

Investigation of the association between alcohol outlet density and alcohol related hospital admission rates in England

Sheffield Alcohol Research Group
£58,369 over two years


Small grants and studentships

Small Grants of up to œ7,500 funded in the financial year 2016/17 
New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Groupœ3,000 contribution to their annual conference in 2016
University of Exeterœ3,000 to assist with two Drinking Studies Network events on 'Changing Drinking Cultures'
IOP, KCL (Boniface)œ934 contribution to a symposium on 'Alcohol Dependency and Relapse Prevention Medication in Primary Care' in September 2016
Joanna Milward, King's College Londonœ300 contribution to present at INEBRIA, 2016 in Lausanne
Dr Dev Katarey, Royal Sussex County Hospitalœ300 contribution to present at the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) Conference in Manchester in September 2016
University of Sheffield/Victoria & Albert Museumœ1,400 contribution to an event at the Palace of Westminster on 'Intoxicants and Politics: Past and Present'
Medical Council on Alcoholœ1,500 contribution to their 2016 Annual Symposium on 'Alcohol and health harm: what can doctors, nurses and other professionals do?'
Teeside UniversityA systematic Review of Alcohol Interventions with Patients with Cancer
University of BristolNowcasting' of population alcohol-related harms using novel Bayesian timeseries methods and synthetic controls
Cardiff UniversityCan alcohol media literacy training for children and young people prevent alcohol related harm? A realist review of what works, for whom and in what contexts
University of BoltonThe Application of Positive Psychology to Dual Diagnosis through facilitating hope, resilience and well-being: A pilot study
King's College LondonLiver disease risk factors in patients treated for alcohol and drug dependence
Women and Girls NetworkPilot of an integrated groupwork programme to address interpersonal violence, post-traumatic stress and alcohol use amongst women accessing substance misuse services
SwanswellThe Sandwell multi-agency management group for high impact problem drinkers: Describing, evaluating and disseminating the group as a model for national practice
Studio HouseThe treatment of alcohol dependence by total abstinence: the experience of residents at Studio House, Nottingham
University of Sheffield (Norman)Enhancing a brief online intervention to reduce alcohol consumption

Current PhD Studentship Holders 
University of Liverpool Ms Natasha ClarkeMSc and Doctoral Studies: Identifying Factors which Influence Heavy Drinking within a Framework of Learning Theory and Behavioural Economics, and Improving Dissemination of Evidence-based Research to the Public
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London Ms Hannah RosePhD: The impact of alcohol consumption on adolescent neuropsychological development
Middlesex University Ms Linda SommervillePhD: Alcohol licensing at local level: stakeholders' roles in decision making (working title)
Edge Hill University Ms Marianne Erskine-ShawPhD: Group regulation of alcohol consumption behaviours
Southampton University Ms Lucy Anne DoreyPhD: The experiences and recovery needs of alcohol dependent patients following detoxification programmes (POST DETOX): an exploratory qualitative study
University of Newcastle Ms Emma Geijer-SimpsonPhD: Developing family-involved interventions for young people with alcohol use disorders and other linked mental health problems
Liverpool John Moores University Mr Justin MoorheadPhD: The role of alcohol misuse in veterans' violent offending
Sheffield Hallam University Ms Beth CollinsonPhD: Mapping individual recovery pathways from problem alcohol use in the context of an emerging therapeutic landscape of recovery and assessing differences by gender
Manchester University Ms Jane OystonPhD: The role of alcohol in child sexual exploitation: developing a model to inform practice
University of Stirling Ms Clare SharpPhD: Nalmefene prescribing in the UK: Patterns and influences
London South Bank University Mr James MorrisPhD: Exploring the identities of harmful drinkers as problem drinkers: Can we remove barriers to behaviour change and engagement with intervention?