Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, praises ScHARR's alcohol research

Nicola SturgeonNicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, delivered the annual SPERI lecture in Sheffield on Monday 7th November, 2016, entitled "Scotland and the UK: Economic Policy after the EU Referendum".

During the lecture, Ms Sturgeon  made special mention of research carried out in ScHARR, saying, "[The school of Public Health's] Alcohol Research Group carried out an extensive study on alcohol minimum pricing which underpins the legislation that the Scottish Parliament passed on that issue back in 2012. Now that legislation has faced significant court challenges but following a positive court judgement last month, we may now be getting to a position where we can implement it, and if that is the case then work done here in Sheffield will contribute to saving dozens of lives in Scotland every year. And the Public Health school I think is a good example of the excellence of this University’s work."

I’m very aware of, and very grateful for, the quality of the work done by the school of Public Health here.


To hear Nicola Sturgeon talking about ScHARR, click here or you can watch the full lecture here. The discussion of ScHARR's work begins around 11'05".