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“Availability is the poor cousin of marketing and pricing”: Qualitative study of experts’ views on policy priorities around alcohol”

April 25th 2023
- 14:00

Our first Alcohol Occasional seminar of 2023 was delivered by Dr Elena Dimova on 25 April 2023.


High alcohol availability is associated with increased alcohol-related harms. Many countries are committed to reducing alcohol harms and addressing alcohol availability has been identified as the next frontier in this area. Dr Dimova presented findings from a recent qualitative study, which explored key experts’ views in relation to policy priorities and considerations for alcohol availability. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 experts from third sector organisations, government, public health and alcohol licensing. Experts were asked about
their views on alcohol availability in Scotland, including its place in the policy landscape, policy considerations in relation to protecting children and experiences in gaining support for policies. This research was undertaken while Dr Dimova was working at Glasgow Caledonian University.


Dr Elena Dimova is a Lecturer in Alcohol & Drug Studies at University of the West of Scotland. She specialises in qualitative research and literature reviews. Her research focuses on reducing alcohol-related harm in different groups and how gender and identity influence alcohol use and related behaviours. Her Twitter handle is @ElenaDDimova.


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