SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) are pleased to announce our programme for the lunchtime 'Alcohol Occasional' seminars. These showcase innovative research on alcohol use and provide the chance for researchers, practitioners and policy makers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol related topics, over lunch in the historic Royal College of Physicians in Queen Street, Edinburgh.
The theme for the forthcoming seminar series, from October 2016, is ‘Alcohol and Health Inequalities’. We’re particularly interested in presentations which provide insights and can stimulate discussion about alcohol and health inequalities in different contexts, drawing on a range of disciplines and opening up debate about implications for policy and practice.
Following the seminars, SHAAP will produce briefing papers, which will aim to capture the main themes and to communicate these to a wider audience. You can access reports from previous seminars here.
The 2016-2017 seminars will take place from 12.30–14.00 on the following dates:
Postgraduate and Early Career Research Symposium - 18th April 2016
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), in collaboration with the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN), held a Postgraduate and Early Career Research symposium on 18th of April 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.
The symposium wase a chance for students, with an interest in alcohol research, from across Scottish institutions to come together, and present their research. The overall aim of the Symposium was to build on and strengthen the PhD and Early Career Researchers community which is of great important to both SARN and SHAAP.
The day consisted of a number of short presentations made by researchers who are at varying time-points within the academic journey, as well as a number of round table discussions. This was a fantastic opportunity to not only network with peers but it also provided the opportunity to present and get feedback on research, and discuss future research ideas.
British Sociological Association (BSA) and SHAAP one-day Symposium - 22nd April 2016
In partnership with the BSA Alcohol Study Group, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) is hosted a one-day interdisciplinary symposium 'How do different disciplines talk about alcohol and how can we work better together?' on 22nd April 2016 in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 10am - 4:30pm.
SHAAP/GCU LGBT Seminar at Scottish Parliament - 15th December 2015
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new report, based on research carried out in Glasgow by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University, “The social context of LGBT people’s drinking in Scotland”.
The Parliamentary event, sponsored by Jim Eadie MSP, offered the opportunity for MSPs, professionals and members of the public to discuss the research findings directly with the researchers; to engage with members of the LGBT community; and to learn about the LGBT community’s experiences in relation to alcohol. It provided attendees with a better understanding of the social influences behind LGBT people’s alcohol consumption and drinking behaviours and related outcomes.
Eric Carlin, SHAAP Director, presents "The Scottish Alcohol Experience" in the House of Commons London, April 2014