Events

Upcoming Events

Men, Alcohol & Marketing: Seminar Series II

22nd Nov 2019

men and alcohol bannerThis is the second of a four-part seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and IAS (Institute of Alcohol Studies) to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol. At this session, three invited experts will discuss the following questions: 

  • How does alcohol marketing influence men’s behaviour?

  • How does alcohol marketing influence attitudes towards men?

  • How does alcohol marketing affect men in different social and cultural contexts?

These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

Men, Alcohol & Health: Seminar Series III

24th Jan 2020

men and alcohol bannerThis is the third of a four-part seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and IAS (Institute of Alcohol Studies) to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol. At this session, three invited experts will discuss the following questions: 

  • What role does alcohol play in men’s mental health?

  • How is men’s physical health affected by alcohol?

  • How can we increase awareness about the health related harms of drinking alcohol?

These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

Men and Alcohol: Seminar Series IV

20th Mar 2020

men and alcohol bannerMen & Alcohol: what's next? This is the fourth and final event in the 'Men & Alcohol' seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS). An expert panel will discuss the following questions:

  •  How will men be affected by alcohol in the future?
  • How can alcohol related harms to men be prevented or reduced?

  • How do we strike a balance between state intervention and individual responsibility?

These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

Past Events

Events Archive

Men, Alcohol & Identity: Seminar Series I

2nd Sep 2019

men and alcohol bannerSHAAP and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) are co-hosting a four part seminar series to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol. Each session will be chaired by an expert in the field who will invite three guest speakers to present their personal responses to three pre-set questions, which are relevant to the topic. These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

EXTRA EVENT: 'Heineken in Africa: A multinational unleashed'

9th Jul 2019

This extra event is an opportunity to hear investigative journalist Olivier Van Beemen talk about his new book 'Heineken in Africa' uncovering some of the more controversial practices of the global number two alcohol manufacturer.Cover Heineken in Africa for social media Report coming soon.

“You could just show a little more compassion”: A meta-ethnography of what constitutes effective problem alcohol and drug treatment from the perspective of homeless people

23rd May 2019

Speakers: Dr Hannah Carver and Dr Tessa Parkes, University of Stirling and Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research

SHAAP and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) organise the lunchtime 'Alcohol Occasional' seminars from 12:30-14:00, covering Alcohol and Recovery in 2019. This free programme showcases innovative research on alcohol use and provides the chance for researchers, practitioners, policymakers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol-related topics, over lunch at the historic Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Read the report here.

Exploring the role of food and nutrition for women in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse

25th Apr 2019

Speakers: Deanne Carlson and Chloe Berry, University of Plymouth

SHAAP and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) organise the lunchtime 'Alcohol Occasional' seminars from 12:30-14:00, covering Alcohol and Recovery in 2019. This free programme showcases innovative research on alcohol use and provides the chance for researchers, practitioners, policymakers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol-related topics, over lunch at the historic Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Read the report here.

Pathways to Recovery for individuals, families and communities

15th Jan 2019

SHAAP is pleased to organise this FREE event in conjunction with organisations supporting people in recovery, their families and communities, incl. Al Anon, AA, Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs and the Scottish Recovery Consortium. This half-day workshop is part of our season focussing specifically on Alcohol and Recovery, and its purpose is to share experiences, celebrate recovery and hear from networks supporting recovery in Scotland.

Read our brief summary of the event