Sheffield Alcohol Research Group - Completed research

Minimum pricing - Scotland

Scottish Government logoScHARR was commissioned by the Scottish Government to produce adaptations of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model to inform decision-marking on alcohol pricing policies in Scotland. An initial report was published in 2009 and updated in 2010.

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Minimum pricing - Canada

Canadian flagScHARR has teamed up with colleagues in Canada to investigate the impact of minimum pricing in one of the few countries where minimum prices of alcoholic drinks are regulated by government.

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Independent Review of the Effects of Alcohol Pricing and Promotion

Department of Health logoIn December 2008, the Department of Health published an independent review by ScHARR to better understand the link between alcohol related harm and how alcohol is promoted and priced.

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Interdisciplinary Alcohol Policy Research Programme (IARP)

The overarching aim for this ambitious three year programme of research is to lead a step change in capabilities for robust scientific appraisal of new and existing alcohol policy interventions.

A key product will be a new version of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model.

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Capacity development for Alcohol Policy Effectiveness Research (CAPER)

This cluster brings together UK and international alcohol policy researchers and non-addiction experts with the aim of preparing and leading a step-change in research capacity for the design, appraisal and evaluation of alcohol policy interventions.

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Optimising Delivery of Healthcare Interventions (ODHIN)

ODHINODHINAs part of the EU-wide ODHIN project (Optimising Delivery of Healthcare Interventions), ScHARR are leading a work package modelling the cost-effectiveness of screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption in 4 different EU countries.

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A new approach to measuring drinking occasions in Britain

Alcohol Research UKAlcohol Research UKThis project, funded by Alcohol Research UK, examines aspects of the national drinking culture in the United Kingdom. The results will provide policy makers with a framework for assessing which aspects are problematic, and the policy implications.

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Alcohol Policy Interventions in Scotland and England (APISE)

This study aims to yield robust evidence on the effectiveness and mechanisms of macro-level alcohol policy interventions. Three linked stages of research include an audit of alcohol control strategies in each country, exploratory research with adult drinkers and a longitudinal survey.

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Minimum pricing - Wales

ScHARR has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to produce adaptations of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model to inform decision-marking on alcohol pricing policies in Wales.

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ALICE RAP

Alice Rap logoALICE RAP is a trans-disciplinary EU FP7 project which aims to help policy makers rethink and reshape current and future approaches to addiction in Europe. ScHARR will lead a work area mapping the determinants of addition.

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SPHR Alcohol Programme

The NIHR School for Public Health Research whole school alcohol programme comprises a cluster of studies. These jointly aim to identify and evaluate approaches to reducing alcohol-related harm that are relevant in an English public health policy context.

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U@Uni

The U@Uni study is a randomised controlled trial to investigate the effect of a multi-device digital health intervention on health behaviour (e.g., fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking) among young people during the transition from school to university.

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Complex systems modelling of alcohol consumption dynamics in the British population

This project forms a case study on using alternative, inter-disciplinary, methods from the domain of complex systems, for understanding population level behaviour change. The case study aims to describe the character of alcohol consumption, at a population level, in Britain over the last thirty years and to identify causal and contingent explanations for some of the changes in that character.

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Specialist alcohol treatment capacity project

This project is a collaboration led by the University of Sheffield with the National Drug Evidence Centre at the University of Manchester, and the National Addiction Centre at Kings College London. We will review relevant literature evidence, analyse key data sources, engage with stakeholder groups and develop, test and implement an evidence based alcohol treatment capacity model.

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