Sheffield Alcohol Research Group - Current research projects

Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (SAPM)

Uni of SheffieldThe Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model provides estimates of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol policies including pricing and availability policies as well as screening and brief interventions and has been influential in debates around minimum unit pricing.

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Appraising the effect of implementing local Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol consumption and health in the North West of England

nihr logoThis project aims to provide evidence about what would happen if Minimum Unit Pricing was introduced by Local Authroities in the North West of England.

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CASCADE- Calibrated Agent Simulations for Combined Analysis of Drinking Etiologies

CASCADE is a major new alcohol policy modelling project funded by the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

CASCADE will develop new computer models of alcohol use which will draw on existing theories for why people drink and seek novel combinations of these theories in order to better explain the changes in alcohol use we observe in society.

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Evaluating the impact of minimum unit pricing in Scotland on harmful drinkers For further information, click here
SPARC -  Social Practice in Alcohol Research Collaboration

SPARC logo smallAn ERSC funded project, working to understand stability and change in British drinking using 16 years of market research data.

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SYNTAX - Integrated evidence synthesis for joint appraisal of tobacco and alcohol tax interventions for harm reduction in the UK

Integrated evidence synthesis for joint appraisal of tobacco and alcohol tax interventions for harm reduction in the UK.

A joint project between UKCTAS, the Universities of Sheffield and Bath which aims to investigate how tobacco and alcohol taxation can be changed to improve health for all.

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The effectiveness of promotional campaigns associated with revised UK drinking guidelines: A prospective evaluation

nihr logoThis project aims to conduct a prospective evaluation of the impact of promoting revised UK lower risk drinking guidelines (DG) on alcohol onsumption behaviour.

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UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies

UKCTASSARG are collaborating with the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol studies, a new centre for the study of UK tobacco and alcohol related issues.

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EDARA - An Evaluation of Alcohol Treatment Centres: Implications for Service Delivery, Patient Benefit and
Harm Reduction

nihr logoThis mixed-methods evaluation plans to evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Alcohol Treatment Centres for dealing with drunken behaviours.

A primary goal of the project is the provision of evidence that is useful for practitioners involved with managing night time environments. 

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Appraising the effect of implementing minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Wales

Welsh govt logoAn update of data and publications for the Welsh Government.

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Local alcohol treatment and recovery service commissioning practices and their perceived outcomes for service provision: an in-depth exploration

ARUKThis project will examine how Local Authorities (LAs) have recently gone about deciding which alcohol services to award contracts for (or commission).

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The Cost of Alcohol to Primary Care in England

ARUKThis project will estimate the costs that alcohol use imposes on the National Health Service (NHS) through Primary Care (PC) in England.

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The socio-economic patterning of smoking and alcohol use and its implications for control policies in England

White Rose ConsortiumThis project will estimate the costs that alcohol use imposes on the National Health Service (NHS) through Primary Care (PC) in England. We will examine in detail the consultations and prescriptions that could be avoided by reductions in alcohol consumption.

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