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Posted on 20th Jul 2020
The Society for the Study of Addiction sponsored a conference on conducting qualitative addiction research in March 2020, and the four Masterclass lectures and interviews are now freely available online. They provide a useful resource for qualitative researchers looking to develop their skills and careers.   The speakers are Prof Carol Emslie (Glasgow Caledonian University) on alcohol, Dr Caitlin Notley (UEA) on smoking,...
Posted on 26th Mar 2019
Just out – read the report of the ‘Enlightened New Alcohol Research Symposium‘ organised by SHAAP and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network as part of the 8th Alcohol Policy Conference in Edinburgh, November 2018.
Posted on 18th Mar 2019
On March 11th 2019, the Scottish Government launched Count 14, a national alcohol public information campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the UK CMOs’ lower-risk guidelines of 14 units per week, what one unit and 14 units mean in terms of specific alcoholic drinks and the health risks of drinking more than 14 units on a regular basis....
Posted on 30th Nov 2018
SHAAP and SARN were delighted to organise the second PhD student and Early Career Researcher Symposium on 19 November 2018. Following the success of the first symposium in 2016, the second one was organised as an official satellite event to the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (EAPC). The event was attended by PhD students, ECRs, academics and clinicians affiliated with...
Posted on 30th Nov 2018
The Scottish Government launched the new Alcohol Framework, which sets out the aims for alcohol prevention, on 20 November 2018. The Framework was launched by the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Joe Fitzpatrick, during the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference, hosted by the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) along with Eurocare at the Royal College of Physicians...
Posted on 30th Nov 2018
All briefing reports from the SHAAP/SARN ‘Alcohol Occasionals’ from 2013 to 2018 have been collated in one report. Download it here!
Posted on 17th Sep 2018
The Scottish Government has published the draft of the drug and alcohol strategy, called All Together Now: our strategy to address the harms of alcohol and drugs in Scotland. The draft strategy is open for comments and feedback by partners and stakeholders, with the deadline of Friday 5 October. The PDF of the draft strategy and information on how to contribute to...
Posted on 8th Aug 2018
The European Alcohol Policy Conference, hosted in Edinburgh on 20-21 November 2018, is a great opportunity for SARN members to get involved with researchers, government representatives and third sector organisations from all over Europe. The organisers have announced a call for poster presentations, covering six topics: Justice Health Gender Economics Youth Recovery How to submit your poster proposal The deadline...
Posted on 21st Jun 2018
The Glasgow Caledonian University Research Week took place between 14th and 19th of June, which focused on research that has the potential to make significant changes in the world and address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of this focus, and addressing Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-being), an event on alcohol and gender, entitled “Women, Men and Alcohol...
Posted on 16th Apr 2018
The Love Your Liver campaign aims to raise awareness of risk factors, prevent liver disease and improve early diagnosis. This event gives people a chance to take an online screener and if the results indicate a high risk, we may be able to offer a non-invasive liver check with a Fibroscan machine. During April, the British Liver Trust is organising events...
Posted on 16th Apr 2018
Following the successful Alcohol CPD courses held in 2014-2017; the line-up for the 2018 course is now announced, featuring some exciting new inputs. The CPD course is organised by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, led by Dr Niamh Fitzgerald and will this year be held in Bath 11-13 September, 2018. The course is aimed at anyone wishing to gain an...
Posted on 22nd Mar 2018
On 21 March, researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University and University of Stirling, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), and the Institute for Alcohol Studies (IAS) organised an event in the Scottish Parliament on alcohol and gender. The event was hosted by MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton, who noted in his welcome speech that Scotland has an “unhealthy relationship with alcohol”. Whilst...