Alcohol Policy

Founded by Petra Meier, and since 2020 under the direction of Professor John Holmes, the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group takes a lead in ScHARR’s developing research programme on alcohol, tobacco and other addictions.

Lots of different types of alcohol in a bar in Scotland.

Our work is influential in informing current debate on alcohol policy and our Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model has provided a key evidence base for debates around minimum unit pricing in the UK and beyond.

Visit the SARG web site at

Go to the SARG web site

OR email Jenny Doole, Research Administrator, on for further information on any of our projects.