Interdisciplinary Alcohol Research Programme (IARP)
This project is funded under the MRC Addiction Research Strategy and will run from November 2010 to October 2013.
The overarching aim for this ambitious programme of research is to lead a stepchange in capabilities for robust scientific appraisal of new and existing alcohol policy interventions.
Controlling alcoholic affordability and availability are amongst the most effective policy options available to governments. These policies can be unpopular with consumers and industry, so it is imperative that decisions are based on sound evaluation of evidence, assessment of how evidence applies in the local context, modelling of predicted outcomes and evaluation of actual effects.
Preliminary Work Plan
The multidisciplinary team comprises academics from:-
- The University of Sheffield (Lead)
- London School of Economics and Political Sciences
- University of East Anglia Business School
- University of Loughborough Business School
and we are assisted by a high-profile international advisory group and policy stakeholders in England and Scotland.
For further information on the team members, please click here IARP Team Members.
The Steering Group
IARP and its approach are unique internationally. Work in this area is fast-moving, and our proposals will draw on and inform developing international work.
In formalising relationships with some of the key centres in the field, the Steering Group Members have pledged ongoing commitment and support.
Click here to see the members of The Steering Group.
For further information, please e-mail the Principal Investigator, Professor Petra Meier: firstname.lastname@example.org