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The alcohol industry and public health

Posted on 4 May 2016

Chair in Addictive Behaviours and Public Health Professor Jim McCambridge has been awarded a £991K grant from the Wellcome Trust to carry out research into understanding the roles the alcohol industry plays within the UK policy making context and more broadly in influencing global research agendas, science and policy.

Prof McCambridge and his team will initially develop a new platform to capture publicly available data and undertake a series of systematic reviews.

This will inform interview, documentary and multi-method studies investigating corporate players, public health sciences and the science policy interface. Ultimately, it will advance research on vested interests, science and policy, and inform national and international alcohol policies.

Prof McCambridge said: "I'm really delighted to receive this award as it permits the development of an area of study which is potentially very important to helping address the societal and public health challenges posed by alcohol."