Dr Niamh Fitzgerald – Conversations about alcohol: making a difference to alcohol-related harm

The Evidence Exchange programme, an Alliance for Useful Evidence initiative, seeks to encourage the sharing and use of social policy evidence across the UK.

In this episode, Niamh discusses what is known about ABIs, how and where they work; her recent research on delivery of ABIs outside of primary healthcare, and pointers for practitioners.

One of the programme’s themes is the role of evidence in developing policy and interventions that reduce people’s risk of alcohol related harm, such as ABIs – Alcohol Brief Interventions. Dr Niamh Fitzgerald is an experienced ABI researcher and trainer across the UK. She works at the University of Stirling, developing alcohol teaching and public involvement for the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies.

There will be more discussion on this topic in a webinar on 26 May 2015, including learning from practice in Wales and England. Dr. Niamh Fitzgerald will also participate in the webinar.

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