Alcohol Research Mixer
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
On 13th June, alcohol researchers from across the UK attended the inaugural Alcohol Research Mixer at Headington Hill Hall. The event, organised by Dr Emma Davies from the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health at Oxford Brookes, was designed to foster future collaborative work in the alcohol and health field.
All photo credits: Clare Rathbone
Delegates took part in group work activities to discuss how to approach applying for grants and shared their experiences of success with different funders. Research talks were also given throughout the day within the themes of 'influences on drinking', 'non-drinking and moderate drinking', and 'interventions'.
The day was hailed as a success as evidenced by positive feedback and there are already discussions underway to hold similar events in the future. One delegate said 'It was great to network with researchers from across the country, I came away with new ideas'. Another said 'The group based activity was really informative, I would like to keep in touch and collaborate in the future'. Many thanks to Fiona Matley for her help with the organisation and smooth running of the event.