Sheffield Alcohol Research Group - latest news and activities

2016

July 2016

Petra Meier presents at presitigious annual colloquium in Visby, Gotland

Petra Meier in VisbyPetra attended an interesting event: Once a year, all Swedish politicians, NGOs, lobbyists flock to Visby in Gotland for a week to discuss current and future political affairs. Sharing the podium with the Swedish Minister for Public Health, the Director at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the CEO of Systembolaget, the Swedish state alcohol monopoly, Petra was invited to talk about alcohol policy developments in the UK and discuss policy effectiveness.

12 June 2016

Alan Brennan joins the Queen's birthday celebrations

The MallAlan Brennan of SARG was one of a number of scholars invited to London to represent the University of Sheffield at celebrations to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday.

Despite the rain, the group enjoyed seeing the parades on the Mall and the Royal Family.  Professor Brennan also said that he met some great people from across the university and discussed the price of alcohol with many people in the tea queues!abqueenbirthday

30 May - 3 June 2016

SARG present current research at KBS2016 conference

kbs20176 SARG researchers travelled to Stockholm, Sweden, to present current research and latest findings at the 42nd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Brunn Society.

The 43rd Symposium, KBS 2017, will be hosted here in Sheffield by the SARG team from 5-6 June 2017.

23 Ferbruary 2016

New SARG book published on Determinants of Addition

Determinants of AddictionThe SARG team are delighted to announce the publication, from Oxford University Press, of their latest book, entitled What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours? 

Its content compiles the results of 3 years of research for the ALICE RAP project, drawing together evidence from twelve disciplines including anthropology, genetics, neurobiology, and public policy. Using a developmental approach, the book presents evidence on the factors that influence the development of harmful substance use and gambling.

Congratulations to SARG team members Lucy Gell and Jane McLeod, and all the other editors and contributors.

22 January 2016

SARG on the front page

Guardian 22 Jan 2016SARG research was featured on the front page of Saturday's Guardian as part of a story about the alcohol industry's reliance on sales to heavy drinkers. This work, which is ongoing, looks at the extent to which alcohol consumption and alcohol sales are distributed among the population of England and suggests that the majority of alcohol sales revenue comes from increasing and high risk drinkers who consume at least 21 units per week for men and 14 for women, in spite of them accounting for around one fifth of the population.

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