Sheffield Alcohol Research Group

Based in the Section of Public Health, under the direction of Professor Petra Meier, we take a lead in ScHARR’s developing research programme on alcohol and other addictions. 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.

ScHARR Section of Public Health also hosts the multi-institutional MRC Alcohol Policy Effectiveness Research Cluster (CAPER).

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LATEST NEWS *** November 2017 - SARG publish BMJ editorial: Minimum unit pricing for alcohol clears final legal hurdle in Scotland *** November 2017 - UK Supreme Court back Minimum Unit Pricing measures in Scotland *** October 2017 - Colin Angus discusses SARG research on BBC Breakfast News *** June 2017 - SARG host the 43rd Annual Symposium of The Kettil Bruun Society *** December 2016 - Professor Petra Meier presents SARG research at the Nutrition Society Conference in London *** July 2016 - Petra Meier presents at presitigious annual colloquium in Visby, Gotland *** 12 June 2016 - Alan Brennan joins the Queen's birthday celebrations *** 30 May - 3 June 2016 - SARG present current research at KBS2016 conference *** 23 February 2016 - New SARG book published on Determinants of Addition *** 22 January 2016 - SARG on the front page*** 23 December 2015 - SARG respond to EC Court Ruling on Minimum Unit Pricing *** 1 December 2015 - SARG awarded major new grant funding from NIHR *** 23-25 September 2015 - SARG research presentations at Lisbon Addictions Conference *** September 2015 - SARG team present Research Rap at UKCTAS conference! ***