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A match made in Scotland: the relationship between alcohol & football

March 20th 2024
- 14:00

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) invite you to join us online on Wednesday 20 March from 12.45-14.00 BST (UK time) for our first SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals event of 2024.

Football is the most popular sport in Scotland. The availability of alcohol at football matches in Scotland is subject to specific legislation, originally brought in following the 1980 Scottish Cup final, which is more restrictive than other sports and leisure activities. However, there is little understanding of stakeholders’ current attitudes towards alcohol, the role it plays in their matchday routines and how current legislation in Scotland impacts on football fans’ drinking habits.

Drawing from several recent studies this presentation will include data from interviews with key organisational stakeholders, focus groups with football fans, an online survey with football fans and photovoice data conducted with football fans in Scotland.

Dr. Richard I Purves is a Senior Research Fellow based at the Institute for Social Marketing and Health (ISMH), University of Stirling. Richard has been at ISMH since 2010 and in that time has developed extensive experience in mixed-methods research in public health and marketing with a particular focus on alcohol marketing. Richard has a strong track record of research leadership and significant experience leading and working on research projects involving alcohol, tobacco, gambling and High Fat, Salt and Sugar (HFSS) foods. Richard is particularly interested in using innovative research methods to study behaviour in a naturalistic environment.

The webinar will be hosted online using Zoom, and registrants will receive a link to join.

This event is for public health professionals, researchers, healthcare workers, civil servants, NGOs, health agencies etc. If you or your organisation receives funding from the alcohol industry (alcohol producers, retailers, trade associations, Social Aspect Public Relations Organisations (SAPROs), & Business-Interest NGOs) please do not attend.

Register for free now!