Alcohol Policy

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

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Our research plays a central role in current policy and public debate. In particular, our Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model has provided a key evidence base for debates around minimum unit pricing, brief interventions and low-risk drinking guidelines in the UK and internationally.

We welcome invitations to collaborate with researchers, supervise PhD students or provide consultancy services and advice to stakeholders and the media.

Visit the SARG website to find out more or email Anne Greaves, Research Administrator, for further information on any of our projects.