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

Alcohol Research Directory

Development of a fully searchable database listing current and on-going alcohol related projects in the UK, which have not yet been completed or published. Parallel to this will be another, linked database where researchers will be able to register their research interests and work undertaken.

Jointly-funded with the Institute of Alcohol Studies
(£4,000 over six months)

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

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

Frequent attenders to accident and emergency departments: A qualitative study of individuals who repeatedly present with alcohol-related health conditions

The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
£59,097 over two years.

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

A new approach to measuring drinking cultures in Britain

Sheffield Alcohol Research Group
£57,737 over two years.

The role of IBA training in non-medical settings

Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Middlesex University
£54,530 over three years


Small grants and studentships

Small Grants of up to £5,000 funded in the financial year 2014/15:

D2 Digital by Design£300 contribution to present at 'International Digital Health and Care congress' (King's Fund, September 2014)
Nottingham University School of Medicine£300 contribution to present at the International Network for Brief Interventions on Alcohol and Other Drugs (INEBRIA): 11th Annual Conference, Warsaw, Poland
The Medical Council on Alcohol£1,500 contribution to the conference: 'Alcohol and Older People' (19 November 2014)
Adfam£1,500 contribution to the conference: The First Alcohol and Families Alliance Seminar: Children, families and alcohol: What do we know and what do we need to know?
Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN)£1,500 contribution to the conference: Alcohol related harm in Scotland: disseminating new evience and identifying policy-relevant research priorities
Windmill Drug & Alcohol TeamThe process underlying Abstinence Preparation Groups work
London South Bank UniversityEvaluating the interactive effects of responsible drinking messages and attentional bias on actual drinking behaviours
National Addiction CentreThe Third National ED alcohol IBA survey
Oxford Brookes UniversityA digital media intervention tool to reduce alcohol misuse in adolescents: programming and pilot work
University of Edinburgh, Centre for Research on Families & RelationshipsAlcohol Stories: Using the life-grid to explore how men in mid-life talk about the relationship between alcohol, mental health, self harm and suicide
Edge Hill UniversityDevelopment of context-aware measures of alcohol-related impulsivity
Outside the Box Development SupportUnderstanding the potential of community and peer support around alcohol for older people
Institute for Social Marketing, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), University of StirlingThe Content and Design of Alcohol Brief Intervention Training for Practitioners
Institute for Society & Social Justice Research, Glasgow Caledonian UniversityEntertainers role in on-trade marketing
University of LiverpoolDrug Utilisation in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependency
Newcastle City CouncilAn evaluation of the effectiveness of a "Reducing the Strength Scheme" in a neighbourhood in Newcastle upon Tyne
Institute of Child Care Research (ICCR)Adolescent alcohol use and school disengagement: investigating alcohol use patterns in adolescence and apthways to being NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training)

Current PhD Studentship Holders

Grant HolderPhD Title
Cardiff University
Miss Anne Campbell
PhD: Individual differences in the effect of alcohol on cognitive control
Manchester University
Miss Samantha Wilkinson
PhD: Young People, Alcohol and Urban Life
Edge Hill University
Miss Jin Zhou
PhD: Alcohol consumption and sporting identities: a mixed methods investigation
Cardiff University
Ms Rachel Brown
PhD: 'An investigation into social network formation in new university students and impact on alcohol consumption.'
University of Liverpool
Ms Natasha Clarke
MSc and Doctoral Studies
University of Chester
Mr Lee Scott Wilson
PhD: 'Young people and alcohol: the policy context'
Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Miss Hannah Rose
PhD: ‘The impact of alcohol consumption on adolescent neuropsychological development’
Middlesex University
Ms Linda Sommerville
PhD: ‘Alcohol licensing at a local level: stakeholders’ roles in decision making’
Edge Hill University
Ms Marianne Erskine Shaw
PhD: ‘Group regulation of alcohol consumption behaviours’
Southampton University
Ms Lucy Anne Dorey
PhD: ‘The experiences and recovery needs of alcohol dependent patients following detoxification programmes (POST DETOX): An exploratory qualitative study’
University of Newcastle
Ms Emma Geijer-Simpson
PhD: ‘Developing family-involved interventions for young people with alcohol use disorders and other linked mental health problems'
Liverpool John Moores University
Mr Justin Moorhead
PhD: ‘The role of alcohol misuse in veterans' violent offending’
Sheffield Hallam University
Ms Patricia McKitterick
PhD: ‘Mapping individual recovery pathways from problem alcohol use in the context of an emerging therapeutic landscape of recovery and assessing differences by gender’

Taught Course Bursaries awarded in 2015

Grant HolderCourse
Mr Steve marshallMSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling at the London South Bank University
Mr Stewart KennedyMSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling at the London South Bank University
Ms Sian OramMSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling at the London South Bank University
Mr James MorrisonUniversity Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies at the University of Stirling
Mr Marcus GordonMSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling at the London South Bank University
Ms Kella FreemanCity & Guilds Certificate in Working with Substance Misuse
Ms Patricia McGurkPG Certificate in Applied Social Studies (Dual Diagnosis, Substance Misuse and Mental Health) at Queen's University Belfast
Ms Maria Asuncion Fernandez HermosoMSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling at the London South Bank University