Scottish Alcohol Research Network
Bringing together those with the vision, passion, and commitment to drive forward alcohol research in Scotland.
The Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) is a network of researchers, practitioners, third sector partners, policymakers, and those interested in alcohol research.
The aim of SARN is to promote a strong collaborative research forum for those with an interest in responding to alcohol-related harm in Scotland, enabling us to co-ordinate and foster meaningful collaborations locally, nationally and internationally.
Along with regular network meetings, SARN hosts a number of events throughout the year, including an annual early-career researcher event. In partnership with Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), who support the network, we co-host an annual four-part ‘Alcohol Occasionals’ online seminar series.
If you have an interest in the field of alcohol-related harm please join us.
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Latest Alcohol Publications
AlKalbani, S.R., Murrin, C. The association between alcohol intake and obesity in a sample of the Irish adult population, a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 23, 2075 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-16946-4
Emma L Davies, Ivan Ezquerra-Romano, Beth Thayne, Zhi Holloway, Jacob Bayliss, Stewart O’Callaghan, Dean J Connolly, Discrimination, gender dysphoria, drinking to cope, and alcohol harms in the UK trans and non-binary community, Alcohol and Alcoholism, 2023;, agad060, https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agad060
(2023) Performing solidarity? A scoping review of alcohol marketing to sexual and gender minorities, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy,
‘It’s kind of like weaning. I had to wean myself off of wine’: Navigating no- and low-alcohol drinks as potential harm reduction tools and relapse triggers by women in recovery in the UK. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13766.
Manca, F., Parab, R., Mackay, D., Fitzgerald, N., & Lewsey, J. (2023). Evaluating the impact of minimum unit pricing for alcohol on road traffic accidents in Scotland after 20 months: An interrupted time series study. Addiction.
SARN and its partners host a number of conferences and seminars throughout the year, including quarterly Network meetings.
Through these events we aim to co-ordinate and foster meaningful collaborations locally, nationally and internationally.