December 2, 2016
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
November 18, 2016
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 […]
November 10, 2016
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 […]
November 1, 2016
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 and collaboration in alcohol research and practice.
November 1, 2016
Alcohol Research UK is delighted to announce that its Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium for 2017 will take place on Tuesday, 4th April 2017.
November 1, 2016
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
October 21, 2016
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 […]
September 15, 2016
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
September 8, 2016
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 […]
August 17, 2016
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 […]