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Posted on 27th Mar 2024
“You’re not working class anymore” – Following the yellow brick road of first year Beth Meadows, PhD Researcher For many years Dorothy dreamed of somewhere over the rainbow. It was a world she couldn’t relate to from her humble Kansas farm. But, when presented with the opportunity to access this new world in all its mystical glory, there were some...
Posted on 1st Feb 2024
SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals 2024   Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are pleased to invite you to the 2024 series of the Alcohol Occasionals around the theme: Transforming Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol.   The webinar series will be hosted online using Zoom, and registrants will receive a link to join. Registration will...
Posted on 6th Nov 2023
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) invite researchers to submit their research proposals for the 2024 SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals series.   Last year’s Alcohol Occasionals series was based on the theme of ‘Alcohol in a changing world’ and attracted 532 registrations across the 4 seminars. On Twitter, our live threads were seen a total...
Posted on 7th Jul 2023
The event recording from the third Alcohol Occasional of 2023 is now available.   This event was held online on Tuesday 20 June.   Dr Amanda Atkinson presented findings of a mixed methods ESRC study that explored how women are targeted and represented by alcohol brands, how this has changed over time, and how such marketing is experienced, viewed and interpreted...
Posted on 7th Jul 2023
The event recording is now available for the 2nd seminar of the 2023 Alcohol Occasionals series.   This event was held online on Wednesday 24 May.   Dr David Whiteley presented findings from a recent scoping review of literature on alcohol marketing to LGBTQ+ people. Growing evidence demonstrates higher rates of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms among LGBTQ+ people compared...
Posted on 7th Jul 2023
The event recording is now available for our first Alcohol Occasional of 2023.   Dr Elena 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...
Posted on 15th Dec 2022
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) invite researchers to submit their research proposals for the 2023 Alcohol Occasionals series on the theme Alcohol in a changing world. We are interested to hear from researchers from any discipline who wish to share their research relating to this theme. The occasionals will take place online. There will...
Posted on 1st Apr 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 |...
Posted on 21st Dec 2021
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...
Posted on 2nd Dec 2021
Alcohol in Scotland is the new portal through which major findings from the Alcohol Toolkit Study and other national data are made available to policy makers, clinicians, researchers, journalists and the general public.
Posted on 17th Nov 2021
The full recording of the special Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) and Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) seminar to recognise Dr Eric Carlin’s many contributions as SHAAP Director is now available. Held on Monday 15 November via Zoom.
Posted on 3rd Sep 2021
In August 2021, SARN and SHAAP supported the International Confederation of ATOD Research Associations (ICARA) to hold the last of a series of webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on alcohol, tobacco and other drug research and services. Attendees were treated to four fantastic presentations unpacking the impact of the pandemic on alcohol consumption and harms in South Africa (Professor Charles Parry),...