Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs: Impact and policies
The impact and policies related to alcohol, tobacco and drugs is the focus of this collaborative network of researchers.
Our work includes research and training on policy relevant questions including: reviewing and building the evidence base for alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) policy initiatives; to provide leadership and build capacity to assess, analyse and inform communities on ATOD impacts and policies; and enhancing Australia’s profile in international ATOD policy research.
Our current activities involve research projects working with alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues with various communities, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia, as well South East Asia and Europe. These studies involve a broad range of issues and methodological approaches with a focus on the ATOD policy impact research, studies of ATOD problems in general, as well as specific, populations and ATOD policy and impact research in a global perspective. Our members bring with them a variety of expertise in this field from epidemiology, anthropology, sociology and health economics.
We are keen to hear from potential Masters and PhD students interested in this area, together with prospective post-doctoral fellows. Please contact Richard Chenhall at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research is a partnership between four institutions, including the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre (a unit of Eastern Health), the state Department of health, and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (formerly AERF). Located at Turning Point, the Centre currently has on its staff a professor, a postdoctoral fellow and three doctoral fellows at the Centre for Health and Society.
For further information and a copy of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research 5 year plan, please click on the link.