The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research

Led by internationally respected researcher, Professor Robin Room, the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research was the first research institute in the world to examine the cost of alcohol-related harms to people other than the drinker, otherwise referred to as third party harms or passive drinking.

The Foundation is proud to provide core funding to the Centre to assist with its research and operational costs. Housed within Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre in Melbourne, the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research is a joint undertaking of the Victorian Government, the University of Melbourne and the Foundation.

The Centre contributes to policy discussions in Australia and participates in international studies of significance for the World Health Organization.  An example of its international work is the GENACIS project, which examines gender alcohol and culture internationally.

The Centre has also undertaken a pioneering study, The Range and Magnitude of Alcohol’s Harm to Others, that is the cost of alcohol related harms on people other than the drinker, otherwise referred to as third party harms. Results from the study were also included in the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, 2011, and WHO is using the study as a model for such studies globally.

A summary of the research projects currently being undertaken by CAPR can be found here.

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Alcohol's Burden of Disease in Australia

Alcohol's Burden of Disease in Australia