Alcohol Change UK Conference 2019

New insights into alcohol research, policy and practice

19 June 2019 - London

Conference Programme

10:00 - 10:30Registration and coffee
10:30 - 10:45Welcome: Chair, Alcohol Change UK
Professor John Underwood
10:45 - 12:00Anarchy in the UK? Why is England falling behind the UK's other nations in alcohol change?

Keynote address
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Keynote panel discussion
Chair: Dr Richard Piper, CEO, Alcohol Change UK
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Alison Douglas, CEO, Alcohol Focus Scotland
Dr Wulf Livingston, Reader in Social Sciences, Glyndwr University
Dr Helen McAvoy, Director of Research, Institute of Public Health in Ireland
12:00 - 12:15Coffee break
12:15 - 13:15Breakout sessions
Parallel Workshop 1
Where next for alcohol marketing?
Professor Isabelle Szmigin, Professor of Marketing, University of Birmingham
Andrew Misell, Director for Wales, Alcohol Change UK
Parallel Workshop 2
Where next for public health and alcohol?
Dr Will Haydock, Senior Health Programme Advisor, Public Health Dorset
Julie Breslin, Head of Programme, Drink Wise, Age Well, Addaction
Parallel Workshop 3
Where next for alcohol treatment?
Pete Burkinshaw, Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Recovery Lead, Public Health England
Mike Ward, Consultant, Alcohol Change UK
13:15 - 14:15Lunch and networking
14:15 - 15:00Plenary sessions
Chair: Janey Lee Grace, Presenter, Alcohol Free Life Podcast

Changing human behaviour. Insights from behavioural science.
Professor Dame Theresa Marteau, Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge
15:00 - 15:45What changes social norms?
Dr John Holmes, Reader in Alcohol Policy, Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, ScHARR, University of Sheffield
15:45 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 16:15Reflections and next steps
Dr Richard Piper, CEO, Alcohol Change UK
James Morris, Editor, Alcohol Policy UK
16:15 - 16:45The Power of Choice
Africa Brooke, Discovery Dive
17:00 - 18:00Alcohol-free drinks reception
Welcome by Laura Willoughby MBE, Co-Founder of Club Soda, The Mindful Drinking Movement

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