Alcohol Occasional: Alcohol and Social Justice – Call for Proposals

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are proud to support the free lunchtime ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars which showcase new and innovative research on alcohol use. All of the seminars are run in conjunction with and held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. These events provide the chance for researchers, practitioners and policy makers and members of the public to hear about alcohol-related topics and discuss and debate implications for policy and practice. After each seminar, SHAAP and SARN publish a summary of the discussions so that they are shared with a wide audience.

We are now seeking proposals to deliver seminar presentations during 2017/2018, with a focus specifically on Alcohol and Social Justice. We are interested to hear from researchers from any discipline who wish to share their findings with an audience made up of fellow researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public. We would particularly welcome presentations from new and early career researchers.

The dates for the 2017/2018 seminars are (all Mondays): 6th November 2017; 4th December; 29th January 2018; 12th March; and 23rd April 2018.

If you are interested in presenting your research, please get in touch with Felicity Garvie at  with a short proposal (max. 300 words) and an indication of your availability. Closing date for submissions: Monday 28th August 2017.

Please feel free to circulate this email to anyone who you think might be interested.