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SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals 2022


Minimum Unit Pricing: Qualitative study of the experiences of homeless drinkers, street drinkers and service providers | Dr Elena Dimova, Glasgow Caledonian University | 31 March | Research presentation | Event report


Youth drinking in decline: Implications for policy and practice | Dr Inge Kersbergen, University of Sheffield & Dr Laura Fenton, University of Sheffield and University of Manchester | 20 April, 12.30-2pm | Register for free


Navigating the complexity of harm and care: a qualitative study of self-harm and alcohol use | Dr Amy Chandler, University of Edinburgh & Annie Taylor, Edinburgh Napier University | 23 May, 12.30-2pm | Register for free


‘I’m just getting the impression I have to sort myself out’: How people with co-occurring heavy alcohol use and depression describe the care they receive in a fragmented health system – a qualitative study | Dr Kat Jackson & Dr Amy O’Donnell, Newcastle University | 21 June, 12.30-2pm | Register for free

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Alcohol Occasionals 2022 – Call for proposals / Save the dates

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) invite researchers to submit their research proposals for the 2022 Alcohol Occasionals series on the theme Alcohol and Society. We are interested to hear from researchers from any discipline who wish to share their research relating to this theme. We envisage these seminars will all take place online or hybrid (both online and in-person, in Edinburgh).

There will be four seminars in 2022, all 12:30pm-2pm UK time:

  • Thursday 31 March
  • Wednesday 20 April
  • Monday 23 May
  • Tuesday 21 June

For more information on proposal requirements and submission please visit SHAAP’s website. The deadline for proposal submissions is 9am, Monday 7 February.

SARN September 2021 Meeting – Research presentations

The research presentations from the SARN Members’ September 2021 Meeting are now available, which were presented on 28 September 2021 via Zoom.


Danielle Mitchell (Alcohol Focus Scotland / University of Stirling) presented: “How can we improve alcohol labels to help people make healthier choices?”.


Justina Murray (Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs, SFAD) presented: “Ask the Family! Family Perspectives on Whole Family Support and Family Inclusive Practice”.

To access the full report and explore the ‘virtual exhibition’, please visit: https://www.sfad.org.uk/ask-the-family