Friday 7th April-SHAAP/IAS: Women, Alcohol, and Empowerment

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Date(s) - 07/04/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) are co-hosting a four part seminar series to discuss issues relating to women and alcohol.

The second seminar in the series, ‘Women, Alcohol, and Empowerment’ will be held on Friday, 7th April, 2017 between 2-4pm.

The event will be chaired by Professor. Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Professor of Alcohol and Public Health at Teeside University. She will be joined by Professor. Fiona Measham, Professor of Criminology at Durham University; Elaine Tait, CEO of RCPE; and Pennie Taylor, Health Journalist.

Our invited speakers will be providing insight on three pre-set questions prior to open discussion:

  • What role does alcohol play in the empowerment of women?
  • What drinking choices do women in leadership roles have?
  • What responsibilities do women in leadership roles have in relation to alcohol?

The events provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to critically discuss topics related to women and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events.

You must register to attend this event. If you would would like to attend the event please contact Victoria Troy: