Responsible thinking: BSA Alcohol Study Group, supported by SHAAP

Responsible thinking: BSA Alcohol Study Group, supported by SHAAP

This report documents proceedings from the British Sociological Association (BSA) supported by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) interdisciplinary symposium ‘How do different disciplines talk about alcohol and how can we work better together?’ held in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Friday 22 April 2016.

Symposium sections and disciplines included:

  • History and Alcohol Research
  • Alcohol and the Sociological Imagination
  • Nursing: Viewing the world from a different place through a different prism
  • Epidemiology and alcohol research
  • Alcohol research from a Public Health perspective
  • Geography
  • Psychology

Speakers included:

  • Eric Carlin, Director, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems
  • Carol Emslie, Senior Lecturer, Lead substance use and misuse group, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Dr James Nicholls, Director of Research and Policy Development, Alcohol Research UK
  • Dr Thomas Thurnell Read, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Coventry University
  • Dr Aisha Holloway, Senior Lecturer/Clinical Academic Research Fellow, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr John Holmes, Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, University of Sheffield
  • Dr S Vittal Katikireddi, Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Public Health, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Research Unit, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Niamh Shortt, Senior Lecturer in Health Geography and co- director of the Centre for Environment, Society and Health (CRESH), The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Richard De Visser, Reader in Psychology, University of Sussex

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