Attendees were treated to four fantastic presentations unpacking the impact of the pandemic on alcohol consumption and harms in South Africa (Professor Charles Parry), India (Dr. Abhijit Nadkarni), Australia (Dr. Sarah Callinan) and England and Scotland (Professor Niamh Fitzgerald).
In this blog post, Yvette Mojica-Perez (PhD student, La Trobe University) and Dr. Claire Wilkinson (Senior Research Fellow, University of New South Wales & Webinar Chair), provide a summary of each presentation and then discuss some overarching themes.
Greenspace programmes for problem substance use – Wendy Masterton
In our sixth and final Alcohol Occasionals event of 2021 held on Tuesday 15 June, Wendy Masterton, PhD Student, University of Stirling presented her research on greenspace programmes for problem substance use.
Managed Alcohol Programmes (MAPs) – Dr Hannah Carver & Professor Tessa Parkes
In our fifth Alcohol Occasionals event of 2021 held on Tuesday 1 June, Dr Hannah Carver, Lecturer in Substance Use and Deputy Director of the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research (SACASR), University of Stirling & Professor Tessa Parkes, SACASR Director, University of Stirling presented their research on Managed Alcohol Programmes (MAPs).
The research presentation from the SARN Members’ June 2021 Meeting is now available, which was presented on 14 June 2021 via Zoom.
Daniel Jones (University of Stirling) presented: “Alcohol packaging as a marketing and health communications tool: a focus group study with young adult drinkers in Scotland”.
Journal article in Addiction Research & Theory: Health information, messaging and warnings on alcohol packaging: a focus group study with young adult drinkers in Scotland, doi: 10.1080/16066359.2021.1884229
Understanding drinking transitions during lockdown – Dr Emily Nicholls
In our fourth Alcohol Occasionals event of 2021 held on Wednesday 28 April, Dr Emily Nicholls, Lecturer in Sociology, University of York presented research she conducted with Dr Dominic Conroy on drinking transitions during lockdown.