Lecturer and SARG team member Inge Kersbergen will present an online master class on ‘Changing alcohol serving size to reduce drinking’ in December.

The free online session will take place on Tuesday 12 December from 1-2pm as part of a series of Mini Master Classes in Health Research from the Sheffield Centre for Health and Related Research (SCHARR) at the University of Sheffield. The series explores a wide variety of topics in the changing world of public health research.

About the Master Class

Alcohol-related health and social problems place a major strain on the NHS and social services. Some of the most effective interventions to reduce alcohol consumption are those that do not require drinkers to be motivated to change behaviour. A promising avenue for exploration are so-called “serving size” interventions, which try to lower consumption through modifying glassware or packaging.

Dr Kersbergen will present findings from a three-year Society for the Study of Addiction-funded fellowship in which she investigated how interventions that target the serving size of shop-bought alcohol might affect alcohol consumption. She will also discuss the potential for future interventions as well as possible barriers to intervention effectiveness.

Dr Inge Kersbergen

Dr Inge Kersbergen is a Lecturer in the Division of Population Health and a member of the Sheffield Addictions Research Group. She has a background in Psychology and Behavioural Science. Her research focuses on how drink and meal characteristics (e.g., warning labels, product size and alcohol/calorie content) influence alcohol consumption and dietary behaviour. She is also interested in how people use self-directed efforts to reduce or quit drinking.

Register to attend

The Master Class is free to attend but participants are asked to register in advance. Further information about the session and a registration form are available on Ticket Tailor.