Publications & Reports

Where published articles are not open access, links to pre-publication versions are provided as they become available. Please contact the authors directly or email sarg@sheffield.ac.uk if you cannot access any article or would like to point us to broken links in the list below.

Journal articles 2024

Dunphy J, Vieira E, Stevely AK, Livingston M, Vashishtha R, Rivelin K, & Holmes J (2024) Have declines in the prevalence of young adult drinking in English-speaking high-income countries followed declines in youth drinking? A systematic review Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2024.2335989

McGrane E, Pryce R, Wilson L, Field M, Goyder E (2024) How did the ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban affect gambling advertising on TV? A live football matching study Addiction Research & Theory DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2024.2355183

GBD 2021 Risk Factors Collaborators including Angus C (2024) Global burden and strength of evidence for 88 risk factors in 204 countries and 811 subnational locations, 1990-2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 The Lancet DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00933-4

GBD 2021 Causes of Death Collaborators including Angus C (2024) Global burden of 288 causes of death and life expectancy decomposition in 204 countries and territories and 811 subnational locations, 1911-2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 The Lancet DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00367-2

Critchlow N, Holmes J, Fitzgerald F (2024) Alibi marketing? Surrogate marketing? Brand sharing? What is the correct terminology to discuss marketing for alcohol-free and low-alcohol products which share branding with regular strength alcohol products? Addiction DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.16504

Holmes J, Sasso A, Hernández Alava M, Borges Neves R, Stevely AK, Warde A, Meier PS (2024) How is alcohol consumption and heavy episodic drinking spread across different types of drinking occasion in Great Britain: An event-level latent class analysis International Journal of Drug Policy DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2024.104414

Oldham M, Beard E, Loebenberg G, Dinu L, Angus C, Burton R, Field M, Greaves F, Hickman M, Kaner E, Michie S, Munafò M, Pizzo E, Brown J, Garnett C (2024) Effectiveness of a smartphone app (Drink Less) versus usual digital care for reducing alcohol consumption among increasing-and-higher-risk adult drinkers in the UK: a two-arm, parallel-group, double-blind, randomised controlled trial eClinicalMedicine DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2024.102534

Morris D, Gillespie D, Dockrell MJ, et al (2024) Potential smoke-free dividend across local areas in England: a cross-sectional analysis Tobacco Control  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/tc-2023-058264

Jackson SE, Oldham M, Angus C, Holmes J, Brown J (2024) Trends in purchasing cross-border, illicit and home-brewed alcohol: A population study in Great Britain, 2020–2023 Drug and Alcohol Review DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13838

Woodrow N, Gillespie D, Kitchin L et al. (2024) Reintroducing face-to-face support alongside remote support to form a hybrid stop smoking service in England: a formative mixed methods evaluation BMC Public Health DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-024-18235-0

Fitzgerald N, Egan M, O’Donnell R, Nicholls J, Mahon L, de Vocht F, et al. (2024) Public health engagement in alcohol licensing in England and Scotland: the ExILEnS mixed-method, natural experiment evaluation Public Health Research DOI: https://doi.org/10.3310/FSRT4135 [Related project: ExILEnS]

Suhag A, Webb TL, Holmes J (2024) Longitudinal clustering of health behaviours and their association with multimorbidity in older adults in England: A latent class analysis PLoS ONE  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0297422

Moore EC, Pryce R, Squires H, Goyder E (2024) The association between health-related quality of life and problem gambling severity: a cross-sectional analysis of the Health Survey for England, BMC Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-024-17816-3

Valiente R, Tunstall H, Kong AY, Wilson B, Gillespie D, Angus C, Brennan A, Shortt NK, Pearce J (2024) Geographical differences in the financial impacts of different forms of tobacco licence fees on small retailers in Scotland, Tobacco Control, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/tc-2023-058342

Angus C, Henney M, Pryce R (2024). Modelling the longer-term health and health inequality impacts of changes in alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic in England, Journal of Public Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdae010

Kock L, Shahab L, Garnett C, Oldham M, Tattan-Birch H, Angus C, Brose L, Brown J (2024) Brief interventions for smoking and alcohol associated with the COVID-19 pandemic: a population survey in England, BMC Public Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-17559-7

Manca F, Lewsey J, Mackay D, Angus C, Fitzpatrick D, Fitzgerald N (2024). The effect of a minimum price per unit of alcohol in Scotland on alcohol-related ambulance call-outs: a controlled interrupted time-series analysis, Addiction, DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/add.16436

Journal articles 2023

Wilson LB, Pryce R, Moore EC, Burke L, Breeze P(2023) Does cutting down on your food consumption lead to a net improvement in nutritional intake? A panel data approach using data from the UK Biobank, BMC Public Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-17217-y

Pryce R, Wilson LB, Gillespie D, Angus C, Morris D, Brennan A (2023) Estimation of integrated price elasticities for alcohol and tobacco in the United Kingdom using the living costs and food survey 2006–2017Drug and Alcohol Review, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13773

Hatchard J, Buykx P, Wilson L, Brennan A, Gillespie D (2023) Mapping alcohol and tobacco tax policy interventions to inform health and economic impact analyses: A United Kingdom based qualitative framework analysis, International Journal of Drug Policy, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104247

Holmes J, Sasso A, Hernández Alava M, Stevely AK, Warde A, Angus C, Meier PS (2023) Change and stability in British drinking practices and culture between 2009 and 2019: A longitudinal latent class analysis of drinking occasions, SSM – Population Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101548

Llamosas-Falcón L, Rehm J, Bright S, Buckley C, Carr T, Kilian C, Lasserre AM, Lemp JM, Zhu Y, Probst C (2023) The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption, BMI, and Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-analysis, Diabetes Care 46 (11), DOI: https://doi.org/10.2337/dc23-1015

Buss VH, Cox S, Moore G, Angus A, Shahab L, Bauld L, Brown J (2023) Alcohol and smoking brief interventions by socioeconomic position: British population-based survey, BJGP Open, DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0087

Stevely AK, Gray LA, Fairbrother H, Fenton L, Henney M, Holmes J (2023) A latent class analysis of change and continuity in adolescent health and wellbeing in England during the decline in youth alcohol consumption: a repeat cross-sectional study, Preventive Medicine Reports, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2023.102481

Dowd JB, Angus C, Zajacova A, Tilstra AM (2023), Comparing trends in mid-life ‘deaths of despair’ in the USA, Canada and UK, 2001-2019: is the USA an anomaly?, BMJ Open, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-069905

Livingston W, Holmes J, Hughes J, Buykx P, Perkins A, Wright A, Gardiner K, Yannoulis Y, Johnston A, Maclean A (2023) Expected and actual responses to minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol of people drinking at harmful levels in Scotland, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2023.2238119

Fenton L, Fairbrother H, Whitaker V, Henney M, Stevely AK, Holmes J (2023) Geographies of alcohol and generation: Examining the decline in youth drinking in England through a spatial lens, Drug and Alcohol Review, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13710

Hughes J, Livingston W, Buykx P, Johnston A, Little S, McCarthy T, McLean A, Perkins A, Wright A, Holmes J (2023) Views on minimum unit pricing for alcohol before its introduction among people with alcohol dependence in Scotland: A qualitative interview study, Drug and Alcohol Review, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13704

Boyd J, Hayes K, Green D, Angus C, Holmes J (2023) The contribution of health behaviour to socioeconomic inequalities in alcohol harm: Analysis of the UK biobank, a large cohort study with linked health outcomes, SSM – Population Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101443

Sharman S, Piper T, McGrane E, Newall PWS (2023) Gambling adverts in live TV coverage of the Qatar 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup, Addiction Research & Theory. DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2023.2245330

Stevely AK, Mackay D, Alava MH, Brennan A, Meier PS, Sasso A, Holmes J (2023) Evaluating the effects of minimum unit pricing in Scotland on the prevalence of harmful drinking: a controlled interrupted time series analysis, Public Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2023.04.019

Hock ES, Franklin M, Baxter S, Clowes M, Chilcott J, Gillespie D (2023) Covariates of success in quitting smoking: a systematic review of studies from 2008 to 2021 conducted to inform the statistical analyses of quitting outcomes of a hospital-based tobacco dependence treatment service in the United Kingdom [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]. NIHR Open Research, 3:28. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3310/nihropenres.13427.2

Hatchard J, Buykx P, Brennan A and Gillespie D (2023) Options for modifying UK alcohol and tobacco tax: A rapid scoping review of the evidence over the period 1997–2018 [version 3; peer review: 2 approved], NIHR Open Research, 3:26. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3310/nihropenres.13379.3

Vicario S, Buykx P, Peacock M, Hardie I, De Freitas L, Bissell P, Meier PS (2023). Women’s alcohol consumption in the early parenting period and influences of socio-demographic and domestic circumstances: A scoping review and narrative synthesis, Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13643

O’Donnell R, Mohan A, Purves R, Maani N, Angus C, Egan M, Fitzgerald N (2023). Mechanisms of impact of alcohol availability interventions from the perspective of 63 diverse alcohol licensing stakeholders: a qualitative interview study, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2023.2205991

Kilian C, Lemp J, Llamosas-Falcón L, Carr T, Ye Y, Kerr W, Mulia N, Puka K, Lasserre A, Bright S, Rehm J, Probst C (2023). Reducing alcohol use through alcohol control policies in the general population and population subgroups: a systematic review and meta-analysis, eClinicalMedicine. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.101996

Vu TM, Buckley C, Duro JA, Brennan A, Epstein JM, Purshouse RC. (2023) Can social norms explain long-term trends in alcohol use? Insights from inverse generative social science, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.5077

Probst C, Buckley C, Lasserre AM, Kerr WC, Mulia N, Puka K, Purshouse RC, Ye Y, Rehm J. (2023) Simulation of alcohol control policies for health equity (SIMAH): study design and first results, American Journal of Epidemiology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwad018

Fenton L, Fairbrother H, Whitaker V, Henney M, Stevely A, Holmes J (2023) ‘When I came to university, that’s when the real shift came’: alcohol and belonging in English higher education during a decline in youth drinking, Journal of Youth Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2023.2190013

Sherk A, Stockwell T, Sorge J, Churchill S, Angus C, Chikritzhs T, Holmes J, Meier PS, Naimi TS, Norström T, Ramstedt M, Simpura J (2023). The public-private decision for alcohol retail systems: Examining the economic, health, and social impacts of alternative systems in Finland, Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/14550725231160335

Holmes J (2023) Is minimum unit pricing for alcohol having the intended effects on alcohol consumption in Scotland?Addiction, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.16185 

Gibbs NK, Angus C, Dixon S, Parry CDH, Meier PS (2023). Stakeholder engagement in the development of public health economic models: an application to modelling of Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol in South Africa, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40258-023-00789-6

Whitaker V, Curtis P, Fairbrother H, Oldham M, Holmes J (2023) Young people’s explanations for the decline in youth drinking in England, BMC Public Health, 23: 402. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-14760-y

Angus C, Buckley C, Tilstra AM, Dowd JB (2023) Increases in ‘deaths of despair’ during the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA and UK, Public Health. DOI: https://doi-org.sheffield.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2023.02.019

Warde A, Sasso A, Holmes J, Hernández Alava M, Stevely AK, Meier PS. (2023) Situated drinking: The association between eating and alcohol consumption in Great Britain, Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/14550725231157222

Butters A, Kersbergen I, Holmes J, Field M. (2023) Temporary abstinence challenges: What do we need to know?, Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13625

McGrane E, Wardle H, Clowes M, Blank L, Pryce R, Field M, Sharpe C, Goyder E (2023) What is the evidence that advertising policies could have an impact on gambling-related harms? A systematic umbrella review of the literature, Public Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2022.11.019

Jackson SE, Guo X, Holmes J, Brown J (2023) Trends in Public Awareness and Knowledge of Drinking Guidelines: a Representative Population Survey in England, 2016–2022, Alcohol and Alcoholism. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agad007

Maharaj T, Angus C, Fitzgerald N, Allen K, Stewart S, MacHale S, Ryan JD (2023) Impact of minimum unit pricing on alcohol-related hospital outcomes: systematic review, BMJ Open. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065220

Ujhelyi Gomez K, McBride O, Roberts E, Angus C, Keyes K, Drummond C, Buchan I, Fleming K, Gilmore I, Donoghue K, Bonnet L, Goodwin L (2023) The clustering of physical health conditions and associations with co-occurring mental health problems and problematic alcohol use: a cross-sectional study, BMC Psychiatry 23, 89 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-023-04577-3

Journal articles 2022

Brennan AAngus CPryce RBuykx PHenney MGillespie D, et al. (2022) Effectiveness of subnational implementation of minimum unit price for alcohol: policy appraisal modelling for local authorities in England, Addiction. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.16084

Buckley C, Ye Y, Kerr WC, Mulia N, Puka K, Rehm J, Probst C. (2022) Trends in mortality from alcohol, opioid, and combined alcohol and opioid poisonings by sex, educational attainment, and race and ethnicity for the United States 2000–2019, BMC Medicine. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-022-02590-z

Buckley C, Brennan A, Kerr W, Probst C, Puka K, Purshouse R, Rehm J. (2022) Improved estimates for individual and population-level alcohol use in the United States, 1984-2020, International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.383

Beyer, F.R., Kenny, R.P.W., Johnson, E., Caldwell, D.M., Garnett, C., Rice, S., Simpson, J., Angus, C., Craig, D., Hickman, M., Michie, S., Kaner, E.F.S. (2022) Practitioner and digitally delivered interventions for reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption in people not seeking alcohol treatment: a systematic review and network meta-analysis Addiction. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15999

Hardie I, Sasso A, Holmes J, Meier PS (2022) ‘Understanding changes in the locations of drinking occasions in Great Britain: An age-period-cohort analysis of repeat cross-sectional market research data, 2001–2019Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13562 [Related project: SPARC]

Fitzgerald N, Mohan A, Maani N, Purves R, de Vocht F, Angus C, Henney M, Nicholls J, Nichols T, Crompton G, Mahon L, McQuire C, Shortt N, Bauld L, Egan M (2022). Measuring how PH stakeholders seek to influence alcohol premises licensing in England and Scotland: the Public Health engagement In Alcohol Licensing (PHIAL) measure. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.22-00020    [Related project: ExILEnS]

Buckley C, Field M, Vu TM, Brennan A, Greenfield TK, Meier PS, Nielsen A, Probst C, Shuper PA, Purshouse RC. (2022) An integrated dual process simulation model of alcohol use behaviours in individuals, with application to US population-level consumption, 1984–2012. Addictive Behaviors. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107094

Puka K, Buckley C, Mulia N, Lasserre AM, Rehm J, Probst C. (2022) Educational attainment and lifestyle risk factors associated with all-cause mortality in the US. JAMA Health Forum. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.0401

Puka K, Buckley C, Mulia N, Purshouse RC, Lasserre AM, Kerr W, Rehm J, Probst C. (2022) Behavioral stability of alcohol consumption and sociodemographic correlates of change among a nationally representative cohort of US adults. Addiction. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.16024

LLamosas-Falcón L, Probst C, Buckley C, Jiang H, Lasserre A, Puka K, Tran A, Rehm J. (2022) Sex-specific association between alcohol consumption and liver cirrhosis: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Gastroenterology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fgstr.2022.1005729

Pennay A, Törrönen, Dich Herold M, Fenton L, MacLean S, Caluzzi G, Fairbrother H, Frank VA, Samuelsson E, Holmes J (2022) There’s a lot of stereotypes going on”: A cross-national qualitative analysis of the place of gender in declining youth drinking. International Journal of Drug Policy, 108 (10827). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103827 [Related project: Y-DiD]

Sasso A, Hernández Alava M, Holmes J, Field M, Angus C, Meier P (2022) Strategies to cut down drinking, alcohol consumption, and usual drinking frequency: Evidence from a British online market research survey. Social Science & Medicine, 310 (115280). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115280  [Related project: SPARC]

Vashishtha R, Holmes J, Pennay A, Dietze P, Livingston M (2022) An examination of the role of changes in country-level leisure time internet use and computer gaming on adolescent drinking in 33 European countriesInternational Journal of Drug Policy, 100 (103508).  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103508

de Vocht, F., McQuire, C., Ferraro, C, Williams, P., Henney, M., Angus, C., Egan, M., Mohan, A., Purves, R., Maani, N., Shortt, N, Mahon, L., Crompton, G., O’Donnell, R., Nicholls, J., Bauld, L, Fitzgerald, N.  (2022) Impact of public health team engagement in alcohol licensing on health and crime outcomes in England and Scotland: A comparative timeseries study between 2012 and 2019. The Lancet Regional Health – Europe, Volume 20, 100450, ISSN 2666-7762.  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanepe.2022.100450.  [Related project: ExILEnS]

Stead, M., Eadie, D., Purves, R. I., McKell, J., Critchlow, N., Angus, K., Angus, C., Fitzgerald, N.  (2022)  Implementation of alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP): a qualitative study with small retailers. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2022.2075251

Dutey-Magni, P. F., Brown, J., Holmes, J., Sinclair, J. M. A. (2022) Concurrent validity of an Estimator of Weekly Alcohol Consumption (EWAC) based on the Extended AUDIT, Addiction, 117 (3): 590-9.  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15662

Stevely, A., Vashishtha, R., Fairbrother, H., Fenton, L., Henney, M., Livingston, M., Holmes, J. (2022)  Are changes in attitudes towards school associated with declining youth drinking? A multi-level analysis of 37 countries. European Journal of Public Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckac029 [Related project:  Y-DiD]

Irizar, P., Puddephatt, J., Warren, J., Field, M., Jones, A., Rose, A., Gage, S., Goodwin, L.  (2022) “Drinkers Like Me”: A Thematic Analysis of Comments Responding to an Online Article About Moderating Alcohol ConsumptionFrontiers in Psychology. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.780677

Kersbergen, I., Buykx, P., Brennan, A., Brown, J., Michie, S., Holmes, J.  (2022) Print and online textual news media coverage of UK low-risk drinking guidelines from 2014 to 2017: A review and thematic analysisDrug and Alcohol Review.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13458

Holmes, J., Fairbrother, H., Livingstone, M., Meier, P., Oldham, M., Pennay, A., Whitaker, V.  (2022)  Youth drinking in decline: What are the implications for public health, public policy and public debate? Addiction. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103606  [Related project: Y-DiD]

Hardie, I., Stevely, K., Sasso, A., Meier, P., Holmes, J.  (2022) The impact of change in COVID-19 lockdown restrictions on alcohol consumption and drinking occasion characteristics in Scotland and England in 2020: an interrupted time-series analysisAddiction. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15794

Gibbs N., Angus C., Dixon S., et al. (2022) Equity impact of minimum unit pricing of alcohol on household health and finances among rich and poor drinkers in  South Africa. BMJ Global Health;7:e007824. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2021-007824P

Journal articles 2021

Wilson, L. B., Angus, C., Pryce, R., Holmes, J., Brennan, A., & Gillespie, D. (2021). Do dual purchasers behave differently? An analysis of purchasing data for households that buy both alcohol and tobacco in the United Kingdom. Addiction116(9), 2538-2547. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15430
Wilson, L. B., Pryce, R., Angus, C., Hiscock, R., Brennan, A., & Gillespie, D. (2021). The effect of alcohol tax changes on retail prices: how do on-trade alcohol retailers pass through tax changes to consumers?. The European Journal of Health Economics22(3), 381-392. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-020-01261-1

Wilson, L. B., Pryce, R., Hiscock, R., Angus, C., Brennan, A., & Gillespie, D. (2021). Quantile regression of tobacco tax pass-through in the UK 2013–2019. How have manufacturers passed through tax changes for different tobacco products?. Tobacco control30(e1), e27-e32. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055931

Gibbs N, Angus C, Dixon S, et al. (2021)  Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in South Africa across different drinker groups and wealth quintiles: a modelling study BMJ Open 2021;11:e052879. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052879

Jackson S, Beard E, Angus C, Field M, Brown J (2021) Moderators of changes in smoking, drinking and quitting behaviour associated with the first COVID-19 lockdown in England, Addiction 117(3):772-783. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15656

Caluzzi G, Livingston M, Holmes J, MacLean S, Lubman D, Dietze P, Vashishtha R, Herring R, Pennay A (2021) Declining drinking among adolescents: Are we seeing a denormalisation of drinking and a normalisation of non-drinking?Addiction, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15611 See accompanying commentaries and a response from the authors.

Rosário, F., Vasiljevic, M., Pas, L., Angus, C., Ribeiro, C., Fitzgerald, N. (2021)  Efficacy of a theory-driven program to implement alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary health care: A cluster randomized controlled trial.  Addiction DOI: https://doi-org.sheffield.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/add.15782

Raninen, J., Livingston, M., Holmes, J., Svensson, J., Larm, P. (2021) Declining youth drinking – A matter of faith.  Drug & Alcohol Review DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13411[Related project:  Y-DiD]

Roscoe, S., Boyd, J., Buykx, P. et al. (2021)  The impact of disinvestment on alcohol and drug treatment delivery and outcomes: a systematic review. BMC Public Health 21, 2140 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12219-0

Vicario S., Peacock M., Buykx P., Meier P.S., Bissell P. (2021) Women’s informal surveillance of alcohol consumption in intimate heterosexual relationships during the early parenting period.  Social Science & Medicine, 291 (114499) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114499

David, G., Cooper, R., Dixon, S., Holmes, J.  (2021)  Exploring the implementation of public involvement in local alcohol availability policy: the case of alcohol licensing decision-making in England.  Addiction.  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15699

Opazo Breton M., Gillespie D., Pryce R., Bogdanovica I., Angus C., Hernandez Alava M., Brennan A., Britton J. (2021) Understanding long-term trends in smoking in England, 1972-2019: an age-period-cohort approach.  Addiction. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15696

Holmes, J., Angus, C., Sasso, A., Stevely, A. K., Meier, P. S. (2021) What Proportion of On-Trade Alcohol Is Served to Those Who Are Already Potentially Intoxicated? An Analysis of Event-Level DataJournal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 85(5): pp.602-9.  https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2021.82.602  [Related project:  SPARC]

Case, P., Angus, C., De Vocht, F., Holmes, J., Michie, S., Brown, J.  (2021)  Has the increased participation in the national campaign ‘Dry January’ been associated with cutting down alcohol consumption in England?  Drug and Alcohol Dependencehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108938

Manca F, Lewsey J, Waterson R, Kernaghan S M, Fitzpatrick D, Mackay D, Angus C, Fitzgerald N. (2021) Estimating the Burden of Alcohol on Ambulance Callouts through Development and Validation of an Algorithm Using Electronic Patient RecordsInt. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2021; 18(12):6363. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126363

Boyd J, Bambra C, Purshouse R, Holmes J. (2021) Beyond Behaviour: How Health Inequality Theory Can Enhance Our Understanding of the ‘Alcohol-Harm Paradox’ Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18116025

Boyd J, Sexton O, Angus C, Meier P, Purshouse R C, Holmes J. (2021)  Causal mechanisms proposed for the alcohol harm paradox—a systematic reviewAddiction.  https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15567

Roscoe, S, Pryce R, Buykx P, Gavens L, Meier P. (2021) Is disinvestment from alcohol and drug treatment services associated with treatment access, completions and related harm? An analysis of English expenditure and outcomes dataDrug & Alcohol Review.  https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13307

Patra J, Buckley C, Greenfield T K, Brennan A, Purshouse R C, Rehm J. (2021) Impact of body mass and alcohol consumption on all-cause and liver mortality in 240 000 adults in the United StatesDrug & Alcohol Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13265

Rehm J, Patra J, Brennan A, Buckley C, Greenfield T K, Kerr W, Manthey J, Pursehouse R C, Rovira P, Shuper P A, Sheild K. (2021) The role of alcohol use in the aetiology and progression of liver disease: A narrative review and a quantificationDrug & Alcohol Reviewhttps://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13286

Stevely A, Holmes J, Meier P.  (2021) Combinations of Drinking Occasion Characteristics Associated with Units of Alcohol Consumed among British Adults: An Event-Level Decision Tree Modeling Study. Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14560

Stevely AK, de Vocht F, Borges Neves Lic R, Holmes J, Meier PS (2021) Evaluating the effects of the Licensing Act 2003 on the characteristics of drinking occasions in England & Wales: A theory of change‐guided evaluation of a natural experimentAddiction.  https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15451

Meier PS, Holmes J, Brennan A, Angus C (2021) Alcohol policy and gender: a modelling study estimating gender‐specific effects of alcohol pricing policiesAddictionhttps://doi.org/10.1111/add.15464

Whitaker V, Oldham M, Boyd J, Fairbrother H, Curtis P, Meier P, Holmes J (2021) Clustering of health-related behaviours within children aged 11–16: a systematic reviewBMC Public Health, 21 (137).  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10140-6.

Gillespie, D., Hatchard, J., Squires, H. et al. (2021) Conceptualising changes to tobacco and alcohol policy as affecting a single interlinked systemBMC Public Health 21, 17  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10000-3

McGovern, R; Smart, D, Alderson, H, Araújo-Soares, V; Brown, J; Buykx, P; Evans, V; Fleming, K; Hickman, M; Macleod, J; Meier, P; Kaner, E. (2021) Psychosocial Interventions to Improve Psychological, Social and Physical Wellbeing in Family Members Affected by an Adult Relative’s Substance Use: A Systematic Search and Review of the EvidenceInt. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1793.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041793
[Related project:  SPARC]

Puddephatt, J.-A, Jones, A, Gage, S. H, Fear, N. T, Field, M, McManus, S, Goodwin, L. (2021) Associations of alcohol use, mental health and socioeconomic status in England: Findings from a representative population surveyDrug and Alcohol Dependence, 219, 108463. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108463

Journal articles 2020

Garnett C, Oldham M, Angus C, Beard E, Burton R, Field M, Greaves F, Hickman M, Kaner E, Loebenberg G, Michie S, Munafò M, Pizzo E, Brown J. (2020) Evaluating the effectiveness of the smartphone app, Drink Less, compared with the NHS alcohol advice webpage, for the reduction of alcohol consumption among hazardous and harmful adult drinkers in the UK at 6-month follow-up: protocol for a randomised controlled trial Addiction, 116 (2) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15287

Oldham M, Livingston M, Whitaker V, Callinan S, Fairbrother H, Curtis P, Meier P, Holmes J (2020) Trends in the psychosocial characteristics of 11–15‐year‐olds who still drink, smoke, take drugs and engage in poly‐substance use in England, Drug and Alcohol ReviewDOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13201

GBD 2019 Risk Factors Collaborators. Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (2020), Lancet, 396(10258), p1223-1249  https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30752-2

GBD 2019 Demographics Collaborators. Global age-sex-specific fertility, mortality, healthy life expectancy (HALE), and population estimates in 204 countries and territories, 1950-2019: a comprehensive demographic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (2020), Lancet 396(10258), p1160-1203.  https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30977-6

Wilson l, Pryce R, Hiscock R, Angus C, Brennan A, Gillespie D (2020) Quantile regression of tobacco tax pass-through in the UK 2013–2019. How have manufacturers passed through tax changes for different tobacco products?. Tobacco Control, Volume 30, Issue e1   http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5769-5729

Field, M., Christiansen, P., Hardman, C. A., Haynes, A., Jones, A., Reid, A., & Robinson, E. (2020). Translation of findings from laboratory studies of food and alcohol intake into behavior change interventions: The experimental medicine approachHealth Psychology, in press. doi:10.1037/hea0001022

Holmes J, Beard E, Brown J, Brennan A, Kersbergen I, Meier PS, Michie S, Stevely AK & Buykx P. (2020) The impact of promoting revised UK low-risk drinking guidelines on alcohol consumption: interrupted time series analysis. Public Health Research. https://doi.org/10.3310/phr08140

Hogarth, L., & Field, M. (2020). Relative expected value of drugs versus competing rewards underpins vulnerability to and recovery from addictionBehavioural Brain Research, 394, 112815. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2020.112815

Holmes J, Beard E, Brown J, Brennan A, Meier PS, Michie S, Stevely AK, Webster L, Buykx PF (2020) ‘Effects on alcohol consumption of announcing and implementing revised UK low-risk drinking guidelines: findings from an interrupted time series analysis‘, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2020-213820.

Gibbs N, Kwon J, Balen J, Dodd PJ (2020) ‘Operational research to support equitable non-communicable disease policy in low-income and middle-income countries in the sustainable development era: a scoping review‘, BMJ Global Health, 5(6), e002259.

Vu TM, Probst C, Nielsen A, Bai H, Meier PS, Buckley C, Strong M, Brennan A, Purshouse RC (2020) ‘A Software Architecture for Mechanism-Based Social Systems Modelling in Agent-Based Simulation Models‘, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulations, 23(3), 1.

Vu TM, Buckley C, Bai H, Nielsen A, Probst C, Brennan A, Shuper P, Strong M, Purshouse RC (2020) ‘Multiobjective Genetic Programming Can Improve the Explanatory Capabilities of Mechanism-Based Models of Social Systems‘, Complexity, 2020, 8923197

Yang F, Angus C, Duarte A, Gillespie D, Walker S, Griffin S (2020) Impact of Socioeconomic Differences on Distributional Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Medical Decision Making, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0272989X20935883.

Angus C, Pryce R, Holmes J, de Vocht F, Hickman M, Meier P, Brennan A, Gillespie D (2020) ‘Assessing the contribution of alcoholspecific causes to socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in England and Wales 2001–16‘, Addiction, DOI: doi.org/10.1111/add.15037

Mahedy L, Suddell S, Skirrow C, Fernandes GS, Field M, Heron J, Hickman M, Wootton R, Munafò M (2020) ‘Alcohol use and cognitive functioning in young adults: improving causal inference‘, Addiction, DOI: doi.org/10.1111/add.15100

Codling S, Mantzari E, Sexton O, Fuller G, Pechey R, Hollands GJ, Pilling M, Marteau TM (2020) ‘Impact of bottle size on in-home consumption of wine: a randomized controlled cross-over trial‘, Addiction, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15042

Stevely AK, Holmes J, McNamara S, Meier PS (2020) ‘Drinking contexts and their association with acute alcoholrelated harm: A systematic review of eventlevel studies on adults’ drinking occasions‘, Drug and Alcohol Review, DOI: doi.org/10.1111/dar.13042

Langley T, Gillespie D, Lewis S, Eminson K, Brennan A, Docherty G, Young B (2020) Developing logic models to inform public health policy outcome evaluation: an example from tobacco control‘, Journal of Public Health, DOI: doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa032

Churchill S, Angus C, Purshouse R, Brennan A, Sherk A (2020) ‘Expanding attributable fraction applications to outcomes wholly attributable to a risk factorStatistical Methods in Medical Research, DOI: doi.org/10.1177%2F0962280220907113

Probst C, Vu TM, Epstein JM, Nielsen AE, Buckley C, Brennan A, Rehm J, Purshouse RC (2020) ‘The Normative Underpinnings of Population-Level Alcohol Use: An Individual-Level Simulation Model‘, Health Education and Behavior, DOI: doi.org/10.1177%2F1090198119880545

Field M, Puddephatt J, Goodwin L, Owens L, Reaves D, Holmes J (2020) ‘Benefits of temporary alcohol restriction: a feasibility randomized trial‘, Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 6 (9).

de Vocht F, McQuire C, Brennan A, Egan M, Angus C, Kaner E, Beard E, Brown J, De Angelis D, Carter N, Murray B Dukes R, Greenwood E, Holden S, Jago R, Hickman M (2020) Evaluating the causal impact of individual alcohol licensing decisions on local health and crime using natural experiments with synthetic controlsAddiction, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15002

Copeland A, Jones A, Field M (2020) ‘The association between meaning in life and harmful drinking is mediated by individual differences in self-control and alcohol value, Addiction Behaviors Reports, DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100258.

Pryce R, Angus C, Holmes J, Gillespie D, Buykx P, Meier P, Hickman M, de Vochy F, Brennan A (2020) ‘Reweighting national survey data for small area behaviour estimates: modelling alcohol consumption in Local Authorities in England‘, Population Health Metrics, 18: 1 (Open Access)

GBD 2017 Cirrhosis Collaborators (inc. Angus C) (2020) ‘The global, regional, and national burden of cirrhosis by cause in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017‘, Lancet Gastroenerology and Hepatology, 5 (3), pp.245-66.

Heng J, Livingston M, Room R, Callinan S, Marzan M, Brennan A, Doran C (2020) Modelling the effects of alcohol pricing policies on alcohol consumption in subpopulations in Australia, Addiction, DOI: doi.org/10.1111/add.14898

Irving A, Buykx P, Amos Y, Goodacre S, Moore SC, O’Cathain A (2020) The acceptability of alcohol intoxication management services to users: A mixed methods study, Drug and Alcohol Review, 39 (1), pp.36-43.

Oldham M, Callinan S, Whitaker V, Fairbrother H, Curtis P, Meier P, Livingston M, Holmes J (2019) The decline in youth drinking in England – is everyone drinking less? A quantile regression analysis, Addiction, 115 (2), pp.218-29.

O’Donnell A, Angus C, Hanratty B, Hamilton FL, Petersen I, Kaner E (2020) Impact of the introductions and withdrawal of financial incentives on the delivery of alcohol screening and brief advice in English primary health care: an interrupted time-series analysis, Addiction, 115 (1), pp. 49-60.

Papamalis FE, Kalyva E, Teare MD, Meier PS (2020) The role of personality functioning in drug misuse treatment engagement, Addiction, 115 (4), pp.726-39.

Stevely AK, Holmes J, Meier P (2020) ‘Contextual characteristics of adults’ drinking occasions and their association with levels of alcohol consumption and acute alcohol-related harm: A mapping review‘, Addiction, 115 (2), pp.218-29.

Livingston M, Holmes J, Oldham M, Vashishtha R, Pennay A (2019) ‘Trends in the sequence of first alcohol, cannabis and cigarette use in Australia, 2001-2016‘, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 207 (107821).

Journal articles 2019

Livingston M, Holmes J, Oldham M, Vashishtha R, Pennay A (2019) ‘Trends in and sequence of first alcohol, cannabis and cigarette use in Australia, 2001-2016‘, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 207 (107821).

Brennan A, Angus C, Pryce R, Buykx P, Henney M, Gillespie D, Holmes J & Meier PS. (2019) Potential effects of minimum unit pricing at local authority level on alcohol-attributed harms in North West and North East England: a modelling study. Public Health Research. https://doi.org/10.3310/phr09040

Vu TM, Probst C, Epstein JM, Brennan A, Strong M, Purshouse RC (2019) ‘Toward inverse generative social science using multi-objective genetic programming‘, Gecco ’19: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computing Conference, July 2019: 1356-63.

Winstock AR, Holmes J, Ferris JA, Davies EL (2019) ‘Perceptions of alcohol health warning labels in a large international cross-sectional survey of people who drink alcohol‘, Alcohol and Alcoholism, DOI: doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agz099

Field M, Heather N, Murphy JG, Stafford T, Tucker JA, Witkiewitz K (2019) ‘Recovery from addiction: Behavioral economics and value-based decision-making‘, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, DOI: 10.1037/adb0000518.  Pre-print available at: psyarxiv.com/rfjwu/

Room R, Greeenfield TK, Holmes J, Kraus L, Livingston M, Pennay A, Törrönen J (2019) ‘Supranational changes in drinking patterns: factors in explanatory models of substantial and parallel social change‘ Addiction Research and Theory, DOI: doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2019.1689963

Pryce, R (2019) ‘The effect of the United Kingdom smoking ban on alcohol spending: Evidence from the Living Costs and Food Survey’, Health Policy, 123 (10), pp.936-40.

Vashishtha R, Livingston M, Pennay A, Dietze P, MacLean, Holmes J, Herring R, Caluzzi G, Lubman D (2019) ‘Why is adolescent drinking declining? A systematic review and narrative synthesis‘, Addiction Research & Theory, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2019.1663831.

Field M, Kersbergen I (2019) ‘Are animal models of addiction useful?‘, Addiction, 115 (1), pp.6-12.

Holmes J, Ally AK, Meier PS, Pryce R (2019) ‘The collectivity of British alcohol consumption trends across different temporal processes: A quantile ageperiodcohort analysis‘, Addiction, 114 (11), pp.1970-80.

Angus C, Holmes J, Meier PS (2019) ‘Comparing alcohol taxation throughout the European Union‘, Addiction, 114 (8): 1489-94.

Kraus L, Room R, Livingston M, Pennay A, Holmes J, Törrönen J (2019) ‘Long waves of consumption or a unique social generation? Exploring recent declines in youth drinking‘, Addiction Research & Theory, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2019.1629426.

Jiang H, Room R, Livingston M, Callinan S, Brennan A, Doran C, Thorn M (2019) ‘The effects of alcohol pricing policies on consumption, health, social and economic outcomes, and health inequality in Australia: a protocol of an epidemiological modelling study‘, BMJ Open, 9(6):e029918.

Angus C, Brown J, Beard E, Gillespie D, Buykx P, Kaner EFS, Michie S, Meier P (2019) ‘Socioeconomic inequalities in the delivery of brief interventions for smoking and excessive drinking: findings from a cross-sectional household survey in England‘, BMJ Open, 9:e023448.

Brennan A, Hill-McManus D, Stone T, Buykx P, Ally A, Alstone R, Jones A, Cairns D, Millar T, Donmall M, Phillips T, Meier P, Drummond C (2019) ‘Modeling the Potential Impact of Changing Access Rates to Specialist Treatment for Alcohol Dependence for Local Authorities in England: The Specialist Treatment for Alcohol Model (STreAM)‘, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, S18, pp.96-109.

Beard E, Brown J, West R, Kaner E, Meier P, Michie S (2019) ‘Associations between socio-economic factors and alcohol consumption: A population survey of adults in England‘, PLOS One, 14 (2): e0209442.

Gavens L, Holmes J, Buykx P, de Vocht F, Egan M, Grace D, Lock K, Mooney JD, Brennan A (2019) ‘Processes of local alcohol policy-making in England: Does the theory of policy transfer provide useful insights into public health decision-making‘, Health & Place, 57, pp.358-64.

Pennay A, Callinan S, Livingston M, Lubman DI, Holmes J, MacLean S, Herring R, Dietze P (2019) ‘Patterns in Reduction or Cessation of Drinking in Australia (2001–2013) and Motivation for Change‘, Alcohol and Alcoholism, 54 (1), pp.79-86.

Angus C, Li J, Romero-Rodriguez E, Anderson P, Parrott S, Brennan A (2019) ‘Cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve delivery of brief interventions for heavy drinking in primary care: results from the ODHIN trial‘, European Journal of Public Health, 29 (2), pp.219-25.

Pryce R, Hollingsworth B, Walker I (2018) ‘Alcohol quantity and quality price elasticities: quantile regression estimates‘, European Journal of Health Economics, 20, pp.439-54.

Journal articles 2018

Pryce R, Hollingsworth B, Walker I (2018) ‘Alcohol quantity and quality price elasticities: quantile regression estimates‘, European Journal of Health Economics, 20, pp.439-54.

Stockwell T, Sherk A, Norström T, Angus C, Ramstedt M, Andréasson S, Chikritzhs T, Gripenberg J, Holder H, Holmes J, Mäkelä P (2018) ‘Estimating the public health impact of disbanding a government alcohol monopoly: application of new methods to the case of Sweden‘, BMC Public Health, 18:1400, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6312-x

Fitzgerald N, Egan M, de Vocht F, Angus C, Nicholls J, Shortt N, Nichols T, Maani Hessari N, McQuire C, Purves R, Critchlow N, Mohan A, Mahon L, Sumpter C, Bauld L (2018) ‘Exploring the impact of public health teams on alcohol premises licensing in England and Scotland (ExILEnS): protocol for a mixed methods natural experiment evaluation‘, BMC Medical Research Methodology, 123

Holmes J, Angus C, Meier PS, Buykx P, Brennan A (2018) ‘How should we set consumption thresholds for low risk drinking guidelines? Achieving objectivity and transparency using evidence, expert judgement and pragmatism‘, Addiction, 114 (4): 590-600.  See accompanying commentaries and a response from the authors.

Maheswaran R, Green MA, Strong M, Brindley P, Angus C, Holmes J (2018) ‘Alcohol outlet density and alcohol related hospital admissions in England: a national smallarea level ecological study‘, Addiction, 113 (11), pp.2051-9. (Open Access)

GBD 2016 Alcohol Collaborators, including Angus C (2018) ‘Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016‘, The Lancet, 392 (10152), pp.22-8.

Bhattacharya A, Angus C, Pryce R, Holmes J, Brennan A, Meier PS (2018) ‘How dependent is the alcohol industry on heavy drinking in England?‘, Addiction, 113 (12), pp.2225-32. See accompanying commentaries.

Dunne J, Kimergård A, Brown J, Beard E, Buykx P, Michie S, Drummond C (2018) ‘Attempts to reduce alcohol intake and treatment needs among people with probable alcohol dependence in England: a general population survey‘, Addiction, 113 (8), pp.1430-8.

Bates S, Holmes J, Gavens L, Gomes de Matos E, Li J, Ward B, Hooper L, Dixon S, Buykx P (2018) ‘Awareness of alcohol as a risk factor for cancer is associated with public support for alcohol policies‘, BMC Public Health, 18:688.

Stevely AK, Buykx P, Brown J, Beard E, Michie S, Meier PS, Holmes J (2018) ‘Exposure to revised drinking guidelines and ‘COM-B’ determinants of behaviour change: descriptive analysis of a monthly cross-sectional survey in England‘, BMC Public Health, 18:251.

Addison M, Mcgovern R, Angus C, Becker F, Brennan A, Brown H, Coulton S, Crowe L, Gilvarry E, Hickman M, Howel D, Mccoll E, Muirhead C, Newbury-Birch D, Waqas M, Kaner E (2018) ‘Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Police Custody Suites: Pilot Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial (AcCePT)‘, Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53 (5), pp.548-59.

Kersbergen I, Oldham M, Jones A, Field M, Angus C, Robinson E (2018) ‘Reducing the standard serving size of alcoholic beverages prompts reductions in alcohol consumption Addiction, 113 (9), pp.1598-608.

Buykx P, Li J, Gavens L, Hooper L, Gomes de Matos E, Holmes J (2018) ‘Self-Reported Knowledge, Correct Knowledge and use of UK Drinking Guidelines Among a Representative Sample of the English Population Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53 (4), pp.453-60.

Pennay A, Holmes J, Törrönen J, Livingston M, Kraus L, Room R (2018) ‘Researching the decline in adolescent drinking: The need for a global and generational approach‘, Drug and Alcohol Review, 37(S1):S115-9.

Meier PS, Warde A, Holmes J (2017) ‘All drinking is not equal: how a social practice theory lens could enhance public health research on alcohol and other health behaviours‘, Addiction, 113 (2), pp.206-13.  See accompanying commentaries and response from the authors.

Chaiyasong S, Huckle T, Mackintosh AM, Meier P, Parry C, Callinan S, Pham C, Kazantseva E, Gray-Phillip G, Parker K, Casswell S (2018) ‘Drinking patterns vary by gender, age and countrylevel income: Crosscountry analysis of the International Alcohol Control Study‘, Drug and Alcohol Review, 37 (S2), pp.S53-62.

Huckle T, Romeo JS, Wall M, Callinan S, Holmes J, Meier P, Mackintosh AM, Piazza M, Chaiyasong S, Cuong PV, Casswell S (2018) ‘Socioeconomic disadvantage is associated with heavier drinking in high but not middleincome countries participating in the International Alcohol Control (IAC) Study’, Drug and Alcohol Review,37 (S2), pp.S63-71.

Huckle T, Casswell S, Mackintosh A, Chaiyasong S, Cuong PV, Morojele N, Parry C, Meier P, Holmes J, Callinan S, Piazza M, Kazantseva E, Bayandorj T, Gray-Philip G, Halliday S, Chun S, Welch M, Graydon-Guy T, Parker K (2018) ‘The International Alcohol Control Study: Methodology and Implementation‘, Drug and Alcohol Review, 37 (S2), pp.S10-7

Sherk A, Stockwell T, Chikritzhs T, Andréasson S, Angus C, Gripenberg J, Holder H, Holmes J, Mäkelä P, Mills M, Norström T, Ramstedt M, Woods J (2018) ‘Alcohol consumption and the physical availability of take-away alcohol: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the days and hours of sale and outlet density‘, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79 (1), pp.56-67.

Rosenberg G, Bauld L, Hooper L, Buykx P, Holmes J, Vohra J (2018) ‘New national alcohol guidelines in the UK: public awareness, understanding and behavioural intentions‘, Journal of Public Health, 40 (3), pp.549-56 (Open Access).

Gavens L, Holmes J, Buehringer G, McLeod J, Neumann M, Lingford-Hughes A, Hock ES, Meier PS (2018) ‘Interdisciplinary working in public health research: a proposed good practice checklist‘, Journal of Public Health, 40 (1), pp.175-82.

Martin N, Buykx P, Shevills C, Sullivan C, Clark L, Newbury-Birch D (2018) ‘Population level effects of a mass media alcohol and breast cancer campaign: A cross-sectional pre-intervention and post-intervention evaluation‘, Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53 (1), pp.31-8.

Journal articles 2017

Mooney JD, Holmes J, Gavens L, de Vocht F, Hickman M, Lock K, Brennan A (2017) ‘Investigating local policy drivers for alcohol harm prevention: a comparative case study of two local authorities in England‘, BMC Public Health, 17 (825) (Open Access)

Kippen R, James E, Ward B, Bukyx P, Shamsullah A, Watson W, Chapman K (2017) ‘Identification of cancer risk and associated behaviour: implications for social marketing campaigns for cancer prevention‘, BMC Cancer, 17 (550)

Ward BM, Kippen R, Muro G, Buykx P, McBride N, Wiggers J, Clark M (2017) ‘Liquor licenses issued to Australian schools‘, BMC Public Health, 18 (72)

Lovatt M, Holmes J (2017) ‘Digital phenotyping and sociological perspectives in a Brave New World‘, Addiction, 112 (7), pp.1286-9.

Angus C, Holmes J, Maheswaran R, Green MA, Meier P, Brennan A (2017) ‘Mapping patterns and trends in the spatial availability of alcohol using low-level geographic data: A case study in England 2003-2013‘, International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 14(4), 404

de Vocht F, Tilling K, Pliakas T, Angus C, Egan M, Brennan A, Campbell R, Hickman M (2017) ‘The intervention effect of local alcohol licensing policies on hospital admission and crime: a natural experiment using a novel Bayesian synthetic time-series method Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71 (9), pp.912-8

Beard E, Brown, J, West R, Angus C, Kaner E, Michie S (2017) ‘Healthier central England or North-South divide? Analysis of national survey data on smoking and high-risk drinking, BMJ Open, 7, e014210

Li J, Lovatt M, Eadie D, Dobbie F, Meier P, Holmes J, Hastings G, MacKintosh AM. (2017) ‘Public attitudes towards alcohol control policies in Scotland and England: Results from a mixed-methods study, Social Science & Medicine, 177, pp.177-89 (Open Access).

Purshouse RC, Brennan A, Moyo D, Nicholls J, Norman P. (2017) ‘Typology and dynamics of heavier drinking style in Great Britain: 1978-2010‘, Alcohol and Alcoholism, 52 (3), pp.372-81

de Vocht F, Heron J, Egan M, Mooney JD, Angus C, Brennan A, Hickman M. (2017) ‘Testing the impact of alcohol licensing policies on reported crime rates in England‘, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71 (2), pp.137-45. (Open Access)

Angus C, Thomas C, Anderson P, Meier PS, Brennan A. (2017) ‘Estimating the cost-effectiveness of brief interventions for heavy drinking in primary health care across Europe‘, European Journal of Public Health, 27 (2), pp.345-51.

Sadler S, Angus C, Gavens L, Gillespie D, Holmes J, Hamilton J, Brennan A, Meier P (2017) ‘Understanding the alcohol harm paradox: an analysis of sex- and condition-specific hospital admissions by socioeconomic group for alcohol-associated conditions in England‘, Addiction, 112 (5), pp.808-17.

Gilligan C, Ward B, Kippen R, Buykx P, Chapman K. (2017) ‘Acceptability of alcohol supply to children – associations with adults’ own age of initiation and social norms‘, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 28 (2), pp.151-5.

Journal articles 2016

Buykx P, Li J, Gavens L, Hooper L, Lovatt, M, Gomes de Matos, E, Meier P, Holmes J (2016) ‘Public awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer in England in 2015: A population-based survey‘, BMC Public Health, 16, 1194 (Open Access).

Holmes J, Brown J, Meier P, Beard E, Michie S, Buykx P. (2016) ‘Short-term effects of announcing revised lower risk national drinking guidelines on related awareness and knowledge: A trend analysis of monthly survey data in England‘, BMJ Open, 6, e013804 (Open Access).

Berends L, Garfield J, Manning V, Buykx P, Lam T, Mugavin J, Larner A, Room R, Allsop S, Lubman D. (2016) ‘Social disadvantage and past treatment among clients entering public alcohol and drug services in two Australian states, International Journal of Drug Policy, 29, pp.88-90

Lubman D, Garfield J, Manning V, Berends L, Best D, Mugavin J, Lam T, Buykx P, Larner A, Llyod B, Room R, Allsop S. (2016) ‘Characteristics of individuals presented to treatment for primary alcohol problems versus other drug problems in the Australian patient pathways study‘, BMC Psychiatry, 16, 250 (Open Access)

Ward B, Kippen R, Buykx P, Munro G, McBride N, Wiggers J. (2016) ‘Principals’ reports of adults’ alcohol use in Australian secondary schools‘, BMC Public Health, 16, 195  (Open Access)

Maheswaran R, Holmes J, Green M, Strong M, Pearson T, Meier P (2016) ‘Investigation of the association between alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related hospital admission rates in England: Study protocol‘, JMIR Research Protocols, 5 (4), e243 (Open Access)

Egan M, Brennan A, Buykx P, de Vocht F, Gavens L, Grace D, Halliday E, Hickman M, Holt V, Mooney JD, Lock K (2016) ‘Local policies to tackle a national problem: Comparative qualitative case studies of an English local authority alcohol availability intervention‘, Health and Place, 41, pp.11-8

Ally A, Lovatt M, Meier PS, Brennan A, Holmes J. (2016) ‘Developing a social practice-based typology of British drinking culture in 2009-2011: Implications for alcohol policy analysis‘, Addiction, 111 (9), pp.1568-79 (Open Access).  See accompanying commentary.

Meier PS, Holmes J, Angus C, Ally AK, Meng Y and Brennan A. (2016) ‘Estimated effects of different alcohol taxation and price policies on health inequalities: A mathematical modelling study, PLOS Medicine, 13 (2), e1001963. (Open Access)

Gavens L, Goyder E, Hock ES, Harris J, Meier PS. (2016) ‘Alcohol consumption after health deterioration in older adults: a mixed methods study‘, Public Health, 139, pp.79-87

Beard E, Brown J, West R, Angus C, Brennan A, Holmes J, Kaner E, Meier P and Michie S. (2016) ‘Deconstructing the alcohol harm paradox: A population based survey of adults in England‘, PLOS One, 11 (9), e0160666. (Open Access)

de Vocht F, Brown J, Beard E, Angus C, Brennan A, Michie S, Campbell R and Hickman M. (2016) ‘Temporal patterns of alcohol consumption and attempts to reduce alcohol intake in England‘, BMC Public Health, 16 (917), pp.1-10 (Open Access)

Beard E, Brown J, Michie S, Kaner E, Meier P, West R (2016) ‘Use of aids for smoking cessation and alcohol reduction: A population survey of adults in England‘, BMC Public Health, 16 (1237)

Brown J, West R, Beard E, Brennan A, Drummond C, Gillespie D, Hickman M, Holmes J, Kaner E, Michie S. (2016) ‘Are recent attempts to quit smoking associated with reduced drinking in England‘, BMC Public Health, 16 (535), pp.1-7

Lewer D, Meier P, Beard E, Boniface S, Kaner E. (2016) ‘Unravelling the alcohol harm paradox: A population-based study of social gradients across very heavy drinking thresholds‘, BMC Public Health, 16 (599). (Open Access)

Egan M, Brennan A, Buykx P, de Vocht F, Gavens L, Grace D, Halliday E, Hickman M, Holt V, Mooney JD, Lock K (2016) ‘Local policies to tackle a national problem: Comparative qualitative case studies of an English local authority alcohol availability intervention‘, Health & Place, 41, pp.11-8

Baumberg Geiger B and MacKerron G (2016) ‘Can alcohol make you happy? A subjective wellbeing approach’, Social Science and Medicine‘, 156, pp.184-91

Stockwell T, Zhao J, Greenfield T, Li J, Livingston M, Meng Y. (2016) ‘Estimating under- and over-reporting of drinking in national surveys of alcohol consumption: Identification of consistent biases across four English-speaking countries‘, Addiction, 111 (7), 1203-13

Gmel, G., Holmes, J. and Studer, J. (2016) ‘Are alcohol outlet densities strongly associated with alcohol-related outcomes?  A critical review of recent evidence?‘, Drug and Alcohol Review, 35 (1), pp.40-54 (Open access).  See accompanying commentary and response from the authors.

Brennan, A., Meier, P., Purshouse, R., Rafia, R., Meng, Y., and Hill-McManus, D. (2016) ‘Developing policy analytics for public health strategy and decisions – the Sheffield alcohol policy model framework, Annals of Operational Research, 236 (1), pp.149-76 (Open access)

de Vocht, F., Heron, J., Angus, C., Brennan, A., Mooney, A., Lock, K., Campbell, R. and Hickman, M. (2016) ‘Measurable effects of local alcohol licensing policies on population health in England‘, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70, pp.231-7

de Vocht, F., Campbell, R., Brennan, A., Mooney, J., Angus, C. and Hickman, M. (2016) ‘Propensity score matching for selection of local areas as controls for evaluation of effects of alcohol policies in case series and quasi case-control designs‘, Public Health, 132, pp.40-9. (Open Access)

Brown J, West R,  Angus C, Beard E, Brennan A, Drummond C, Hickman M, Holmes J, Kaner E and Michie S. (2016) ‘Comparison of brief interventions in primary care on smoking and excessive alcohol consumption: a population survey in England, British Journal of General Practice. 66(642):e1-9. (Open Access)

Journal articles 2015

Brennan, A., Meier, P., Purshouse, R., Rafia, R., Meng, Y., Hill-McManus, D., Angus, C. and Holmes, J. (2015) ‘The Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model: A Mathematical Description, Health Economics, 24 (10), 1368-88 (Open access)

Lovatt, M., Eadie, D., Meier, P.S., Li, J., Bauld, L., Hastings, G. and Holmes, J. (2015) ‘Lay epidemiology and the interpretation of low risk drinking guidelines by adults in the United Kingdom, Addiction, 110 (12), pp.1912-9. Listen to Melanie Lovatt discuss the research here and see accompanying commentary on the article. (Open access)

Probst, C., Moyo, D., Purshouse, R. and Rehm J. (2015) ‘Transition probabilities for four states of alcohol use in adolescence and young adulthood: what factors matter when?‘, Addiction, 110 (8), pp.1272-80

Holmes, J., Angus, C. and Meier, P.S. (2015) ‘UK alcohol industry’s “billion units pledge”: interim evaluation flawed‘, British Medical Journal, 350 (h1301). Listen to the authors discuss the research here.

Beard, E., Brown, J., West, R., Acton, C., Brennan, A., Drummond, C., Hickman, M., Holmes, J., Kaner, E., Lock, K., Walmsley, M. and Michie, S. (2015) ‘Protocol for a national monthly survey of alcohol use in England with 6-month follow-up: ‘The Alcohol Toolkit Study’‘, BMC Public Health, 15 (230)  (Open access)

Journal articles 2014

Gell, L., Meier, P.S. and Goyder, E. (2014) ‘Alcohol consumption among the over 50s: International comparisons‘, Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50 (1), pp.1-10 (Open access here)

Brennan, A., Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Hill-McManus, D. and Meier, P. (2014) ‘Potential benefits of minimum unit pricing for alcohol versus a ban on below cost selling in England 2014: modelling study‘, BMJ, 349 (g5452).  See accompanying editorial.  (Open access)

Holmes, J., Meier, PS., Booth, A. and Brennan, A. (2014) ‘Reporting the characteristics of the policy context for population-level alcohol interventions: A proposed ‘Transparent Reporting of Alcohol Intervention ContExts’ (TRAICE) checklist‘, Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 (6), pp.596-603. (Open access)

Holmes, J., Guo, Y., Maheswaran, R., Nicholls, J., Meier, PS. and Brennan, A. (2014) ‘The impact of spatial and temporal availability of alcohol on its consumption and related harms: A critical review in the context of UK licensing policies‘, Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 (5), pp.515-25.  (Open access)

Angus, C., Latimer, N., Preston, L., Li, J. and Purshouse, R. (2014) ‘What are the implications for policy makers? A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of screening and brief interventions for alcohol misuse in primary care‘, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5 (114), pp.1-10. (Open access)

Struzzo, P., Angus, C., Scafato, E., Ghirini, S., Torbica, A., Ferre, F., Scafuri, F., Purshouse, R. and Brennan, A. (2014) ‘Lo screening e l’intervento breve in medicina generale: un modello di analisi economica sui bevitori a rischio, Politiche sanitarie, 15 (2), pp.77-83.

Kruger, J., Brennan, A., Strong, M., Thomas, C., Norman, N. and Epton, T. (2014) ‘The cost-effectiveness of a theory-based online health behaviour intervention for new university students: an economic evaluation, BMC Public Health, 14 (1011).  (Open access)

Epton, T., Norman, P., Dadzie, A-S., Harris, PR., Webb, TL., Sheeran, P., Julious, SA., Ciravegna, F., Brennan, A., Meier, PS., Naughton, D., Petroczi, A., Kruger, J., Shah, I. (2014) ‘A theory-based intervention for new university students (U@Uni): results from a randomised controlled trial‘, BMC Public Health, 14 (563).  (Open access)

Ally, A., Meng, Y., Chakraborty, R., Dobson, PW., Seaton, JS., Holmes, J., Angus, C., Guo, Y., Hill-McManus, D., Brennan, A. and Meier, PS. (2014) ‘Alcohol tax pass-through across the product and price range: do retailers treat cheap alcohol differently?, Addiction, 109 (12), pp.1994-2002. See accompanying commentary.

Angus, C., Scafato, E., Ghirini, S., Torbica, A., Ferre, F., Struzzo, P., Purshouse, R. and Brennan, A. (2014) ‘Cost-effectiveness of a programme of screening and brief interventions for alcohol in primary care in Italy, BMC Family Practice, 15, e26.  (Open access)

Holmes, J., Meng, Y., Meier, PS., Brennan, A., Angus, C., Campbell-Burton, A., Guo, Y., Hill-McManus, D., and Purshouse, RC. (2014) ‘Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol on different income and socioeconomic groups: a modelling study, The Lancet, 383 (9929), 1655-64.  See accompanying commentary. (Open access)

Meng, Y., Brennan, A., Purshouse, R., Hill-McManus, D., Angus, C., Holmes, J. and Meier, PS. (2014) ‘Estimation of own and cross price elasticities of alcohol demand in the UK: A pseudo-panel approach using the Living Costs and Food Survey 2001-2009, Journal of Health Economics, 34, pp.96-103.  (Open access)

Hill-McManus, D., Angus, C., Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. (2014) ‘Estimation of usual occasion-based individual drinking patterns using diary data, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 13 (1), pp.136-43

Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Hill-McManus, D., Brennan, A. and Meier, PS. (2014) Trend analysis and modelling of gender-specific age, period and birth cohort effects on alcohol abstention and consumption level for drinkers in Great Britain using the General Lifestyle Survey 1984-2009 Addiction, 109 (2), pp.206-15. (Open access)

Journal articles 2013

Epton, T., Norman, P., Sheeran, P. et al. (2013) ‘A theory-based online health behavior intervention for new university students: study protocol‘, BMC Public Health, 13 (107) pp.1-11.  (Open access)

Meier, PS., Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Baumberg, B., Purshouse, R., Hill-McManus, D. and Brennan, A. (2013) ‘Adjusting for Unrecorded Consumption in Survey and Per Capita Sales Data: Quanification of Impact on Gender- and Age-specific Alcohol-attributable Fractions for Oral and Pharyngeal Cancers in Great Britain‘. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 48 (2), pp.241-49.  (Open access)

Journal articles 2012

Purshouse, R., Brennan, A., Rafia, R., Latimer, N., Archer, R., Angus, C., Preston, L. and Meier, P.  (2012) ‘Modelling the Cost-Effectiveness of Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions in Primary Care in England’. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 48 (2), pp. 180-8.  (Open access)

Holmes, J., Meier, P., Booth, A., Guo, Y. & Brennan, A.  (2012)  ‘The temporal relationship between per capita alcohol consumption and harm: A systematic review of time lag specifications in aggregate time series analyses.’  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 123 (1–3), pp.7–14

Gell, L. and Meier, P. (2012) ‘The nature and strength of the relationship between expenditure on alcohol and food: An analysis of adult-only households in the UK‘. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 (4), pp.422-30. (Open access here)

Casswell, S., Meier, P., MacKintosh, AM. et al. (2012) ‘The International Alcohol Control (IAC) Study – Evaluating the Impact of Alcohol Policies‘. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36 (8), pp.1462-7

Journal articles 2011

Meier, P. (2011) ‘Alcohol marketing research: The need for a new agenda‘. Addiction, 106 (3), 466-71.  See accompanying commentaries. (Open access here).

Johnson, M., Jackson, R., Guillaume., Meier, P. and Goyder, E. (2011) ‘Barriers and facilitators to implementing screening and brief intervention for alcohol misuse: a systematic review of qualitative evidence, Journal of Public Health, 33 (3), pp. 412-21.  (Open access)

Schulte, SJ., Meier, PS. and Stirling, J. (2011) ‘Dual diagnosis clients’ treatment satisfaction – a systematic review‘. BMC Psychiatry, 11 (64), pp. 1-12.  (Open access)

Journal articles 2010

Purshouse, R.C., Meier, P.S., Brennan, A., Taylor, K.B. & Rafia, R. (2010) ‘Estimated effect of alcohol pricing policies on health and health economic outcomes in England: an epidemiological model’, The Lancet, 375 (9723), pp.1355-64. See accompanying commentary.  (Open access)

Schulte, S., Meier, P., Stirling, J. and Berry, M. (2010) ‘Dual diagnosis competency among addiction treatment staff: Training levels, training needs and the link to retention‘. European Addiction Research. 16, pp.78-84

Meier, P.S. (2010) ‘Polarized drinking patterns and alcohol deregulation, Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 27 (5), pp.383-408.  (Open access)

Wilkins, L., Bissell, P. and Meier, PS. (2010) ‘Risky injecting practices associated with snowballing: A qualitative study‘, Drug and Alcohol Review, 29 (3), pp.256-62.

Meier, P.S., Brennan, A., Purshouse, R. (2010) Policy Options for Alcohol Price Regulation: The Importance of Modelling Population Heterogeneity, Addiction, 105 (3) , pp.383-93. See accompanying commentaries.  (Open access here)

Barrowclough, C., Meier, P., Beardmore, R. and Emsley, R. (2010) ‘Predicting therapeutic alliance in clients with psychosis and substance misuse‘, Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 198 (5), pp.373-7

Schulte, S., Meier, P., Stirling, J. and Berry, M. (2010) ‘Unrecognised dual diagnosis – a risk factor for dropout of treatment, Mental Health and Substance Use, 3 (2), pp.94-109

Reports for the UK or multiple UK countries

Holmes J, Angus C, Kersbergen I, Pryce R, Stevely A, Wilson L (2024) No- and low-alcohol drinks in Great Britain: Monitoring report. Sheffield: University of Sheffield. DOI: 10.15131/shef.data.24893526  Download the accompanying data tables.

Angus C & Henney M (2019) ‘Modelling the impact of alcohol duty policies since 2012 in England & Scotland, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Egan M, McGill E, Er V, Cummins S, Lock K, Savona N, Marks D, Andreeva M, Petticrew M, Penney T, White M, Anderson de Cuevas R, Orton L, Whitehead M, Popay J, de Vocht F, Meier P, Rutter H, Smith R. (2019) Guidance on systems approaches to local public health evaluation: Part 1: Introducing systems thinking’, London: National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research.

Egan M, McGill E, Er V, Cummins S, Lock K, Savona N, Marks D, Andreeva M, Petticrew M, Penney T, White M, Anderson de Cuevas R, Orton L, Whitehead M, Popay J, de Vocht F, Meier P, Rutter H, Smith R. (2019) Guidance on systems approaches to local public health evaluation: Part 2: What to consider when planning a systems evaluation, London: National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research.

Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians (2018) ‘Hiding in plain sight: Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS‘, London: Royal Society of Physicians.

Holmes J, Angus C, Meier P, Brennan A (2016) Potential Years of Life Lost (PYLL) due to alcohol consumption in the UK. Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield

Holmes J, Angus C, Buykx P, Ally A, Stone T, Meier P, Brennan A (2016) ‘Mortality and morbidity risks from alcohol consumption in the UK: Analyses using the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (v.2.7) to inform the UK Chief Medical Officers’ review of the UK lower risk drinking guidelines‘, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield

Rafia R, Brennan A (2010) ‘Modelling methods to estimate the potential impact of lowering the blood alcohol concentration limit from 80mg/100ml to 50mg/100ml in England and Wales‘ Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Stevely AK, Sasso A, Hernández Alava M, Holmes J (2021) ‘Changes in alcohol consumption in Scotland during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic: Descriptive analysis of repeat cross-sectional survey data‘, Edinburgh: Public Health Scotland.

Reports for Scotland

Angus C, Morris D, Leeming G, Kai Le Chen R, Wilson L, Stevely A, Holmes J, Brennan A, Gillespie D (2023) New modelling of alcohol pricing policies, alcohol consumption and harm in Scotland: An adaptation of the Sheffield Tobacco and Alcohol Policy Model Sheffield: University of Sheffield. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15131/shef.data.21931386.v1

Holmes J, Buykx P, Perkins A, Hughes J, Livingston W, Boyd J, Johnston A, McCarthy T, McClean A, Wright A, Little S, Brennan A, Gardiner K, Peddie L, Yannoulis Y, Stevely A, Mackay D, Hernández Alava M, Meier P, Sasso A, Angus C (2022) Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland on people who are drinking at harmful levels, Sheffield: University of Sheffield.

Stevely AK, Sasso A, Alava MH & Holmes J (2021) Changes in alcohol consumption in Scotland during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic: Descriptive analysis of repeat cross-sectional survey data, Edinburgh: Public Health Scotland.

Stead M, Critchlow N, Eadie D, Fitzgerald N, Angus K, Purves R, McKell J, MacKintosh AM, Mitchell H, Sumpter C, Angus C (2020). ‘Evaluating the impact of alcohol minimum unit pricing in Scotland: Observational study of small retailers‘, Stirling: University of Stirling.

Angus C, Holmes J, Pryce R, Meier P, Brennan A. (2016) ‘Model-based appraisal of the comparative impact of Minimum Unit Pricing and taxation policies in Scotland: An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 3‘, ScHARR: University of Sheffield.

Meng Y, Brennan A, Holmes J, Hill-McManus D, Angus C, Purshouse R, Meier P. (2012) ‘Model-based appraisal of alcohol minimum pricing and off-licensed trade discount bans in Scotland using the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (v.2):  Second update based on newly available data’, ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Meng Y, Purshouse R, Brennan A, Meier P. (2010) ‘Model-based appraisal of alcohol minimum pricing and off-licensed trade discount bans in Scotland using the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (v.2): An update based on newly available data’, ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Purshouse, R. Meng Y, Rafia R, Brennan A. (2009) ‘Model-based appraisal of alcohol minimum pricing and off-licensed trade discount bans in Scotland: A Scottish adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 2’, ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Reports for England

Pryce R, Field M, Wilson L, Wardle H, (2023) ‘Gambling treatment need and support in England: main findings and methodology‘, Sheffield: University of Sheffield.

Angus C, Henney M, Pryce R (2022) Modelling the impact of changes in alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic on future alcohol-related harm in England Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield DOI: https://doi.org/10.15131/shef.data.19597249.v1

Yang F, Angus C, Duarte A, Gillespie D, Sculpher M, Walker S, Griffin S (2021) Comparing Smoking Cessation to Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol in Distributional Cost Effectiveness Analysis to Explore the Sensitivity of Results to Socioeconomic Inequalities Characterised in Model Inputs, CHE Research Paper 184, University of York

Buykx P, Irving A, Gavens L (2020) ‘Local alcohol treatment and recovery service commissioning practices and their perceived outcomes for service provision: An in-depth exploration‘, London: Alcohol Change UK.

Oldham M, Holmes J, Whitaker V, Fairbrother H, Curtis P.  (2018) ‘Youth Drinking in Decline‘, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.  https://doi.org/10.15131/shef.data.7178333

Pryce R, Buykx P, Gray L, Stone A, Drummond C, Brennan, A. (2017) ‘Estimates of Alcohol Dependence in England based on APMS 2014, including Estimates of Children Living in a Household with an Adult with Alcohol Dependence – Prevalence, Trends, and Amenability to Treatment. Prepared for Public Health England.  See also EXCEL spreadsheet Appendix and other related materials on the PHE website.

Brennan A, Buykx P, Pryce RE, Jones A, Hill-McManus D, Stone T, Ally A, Gillespie D, Meier P, Alston R, Cairns D, Millar T, Donmall M, Wolstenholme A, Phillips T, Elzerbi C, Drummond C. (2016) ‘An Evidence-Based Model for Estimating Requirements for Specialist Alcohol Treatment Capacity in England – The Specialist Treatment for Alcohol Model (STreAM) Version 1.0. Final report to DH Policy Research Programme PR-R4-0512-12002‘.

Angus C, Holmes J, Pryce R, Meier P, Brennan A. (2016) ‘Alcohol and cancer trends: Intervention scenarios‘, Sheffield and London: University of Sheffield and Cancer Research UK

Angus C. Gillespie D, Ally A, Brennan A. (2015) Modelling the impact of Minimum Unit Price and Identification and Brief Advice policies using the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model Version 3 ScHARR, University of Sheffield

Angus, C, Ally A.  (2015) Modelling the potential impact of duty policies using the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model Version 3 ScHARR, University of Sheffield

Meng Y, Brennan A, Holmes J, Hill-McManus D, Angus C, Purshouse R, Meier P. (2013) ‘Modelled income group-specific impacts of alcohol minimum unit pricing in England 2014/15: Policy appraisals using new developments to the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (v2.5)‘, Sheffield: ScHARR – See Addendum examining the impact of a ban on ‘below cost selling’

Purshouse R, Brennan A, Latimer N, Meng Y, Rafia R, Jackson R, Meier P. (2009) Modelling to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public health related strategies and intervention to reduce alcohol attributable harm in England using the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 2.0, Report to the NICE Public Health Programme Development Group.  See additional Appendices

Brennan A, Purshouse R, Taylor K, Rafia R, Booth A, O’Reilly D, Stockwell T, Sutton A, Wilkinson A, Wong R, Meier P. (2009) ‘Modelling the Potential Impact of Pricing and Promotion Policies for Alcohol in England: Results from the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model Version 2008 (1-1)’, Independent review of the effect of Alcohol Pricing and Promotion: Part B

Reports for other jurisdictions

Mitchell M, Sciarra A, Ilic N, Ruback T, Rahim N, Moore S, Angus C, Ng-Knight T (2023) Evaluation of the Minimum Price for Alcohol in Wales Subtitle: Interim report on Research with Retailers and Quantitative Analysis, Cardiff: Welsh Government, GSR report number 52/2023

Angus C (2023) Analysis of changes in alcohol prices, taxation and affordability in the Republic of Ireland, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Angus C (2023) Model-based appraisal of Minimum Unit Pricing and Promotion Restrictions for alcohol in Northern Ireland: An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 4.1, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield. DOI: 10.15131/shef.data.21829098

WHO Europe (prepared by Angus C) (2022) ‘No place for cheap alcohol: the potential value of minimum pricing for protecting lives’, Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.   ISBN: 9789289058094

WHO Europe (prepared by Angus C, Gibbs N) (2020) ‘Alcohol pricing in the WHO European Region: Update report on the evidence and recommended policy actions‘, Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Angus C, Henney M, Meier P, Brennan A, Holmes J (2019) ‘Mortality and morbidity risks from alcohol consumption in Australia: Analyses using an Australian adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (v2.7) to inform the development of new alcohol guidelines‘ Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Stockwell T, Sherk A, Sorge J, Norström T, Angus C, Chikritzhs T, Churchill S, Holmes J, Meier P, Naimi T, Ramstedt M, Simpura J (2019) ‘Finnish alcohol policy at the crossroads: The health, safety and economic consequences of alternative systems to manage the retail sale of alcohol. A report prepared for the Finnish alcohol monopoly, Alko‘, Victoria, BC: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria.

Angus C, Holmes J, Brennan A, Meier P (2018) ‘Model-based appraisal of the comparative impact of minimum unit pricing and taxation policies in Wales: Final report‘, Cardiff: Welsh Government.  GSR report number 11/2018

INTERIM REPORT: Angus C, Holmes J, Brennan A, Meier P (2017) ‘Model-based appraisal of the comparative impact of minimum unit pricing and taxation policies in Wales: An update to the 50p MUP example’, Cardiff: Welsh Government. GSR report number 73/2017

Stockwell T, Norström T, Angus C, Sherk A, Ramstedt M, Andréasson, Chikritzhs T, Gripenberg J, Holder H, Holmes J, Mäkelä P (2017) ‘What are the public health and safety benefits of the Swedish government alcohol monopoly?‘, Victoria, BC: Centre for Addictions Research of BC, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada.  See also infographic.

Angus, C., Holmes, J., Meier, P. and Brennan, A. (2016) ‘Modelling the comparative impacts of Minimum Unit Pricing and alcohol taxation increases in the Republic of Ireland: An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 3′, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Angus, C., Meng, Y., Ally, A., Holmes, J. and Brennan, A. (2015) ‘Model-based appraisal of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in the Republic of Ireland: An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 3‘, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Meng Y., Sadler, S., Gell, L., Holmes, J. and Brennan, A. (2014) ‘Model-based appraisal of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Wales: An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 3‘,  Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.  See also a short summary report.

Angus, C., Meng, Y., Ally, A., Holmes, J. and Brennan, A. (2014) ‘Model-based appraisal of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Northern Ireland: An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 3‘, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Angus C, Li J, Parrott S, Brennan A (2014) Optimizing Delivery of Health Care Interventions (ODHIN): Cost-effectiveness – Analysis of the WP5 trial. Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield

Angus C, Scafato E, Ghirini S, Torbica A, Ferre F, Struzzo P, Keurhorst M, Laurant M, Słodownik L, Okulicz-Kozaryn K, Brzózka K, Brennan A (2013) Optimizing Delivery of Health Care Interventions (ODHIN): Cost-effectiveness – Model report. Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield

Hill-McManus, D., Brennan, A., Stockwell, T., Giesbrecht, N., Thomas, G., Zhao, J., Martin, G. and Wettlaufer, A. (2012) ‘Model-based appraisal of alcohol minimum pricing in Ontario and British Columbia: A Canadian adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model Version 2‘. Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield

Technical reports

Leeming G, Angus C, Gillespie D (2023) Alcohol and tobacco attributable fractions for Scotland. Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15131/shef.data.24543343

Gillespie, D. & Brennan, A. ([YEAR]). The Sheffield Tobacco Policy Model (STPM): full technical documentation. Documentation version number [x.x.x]. University of Sheffield. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/FR7WN.
This is a living document that we update on a rolling basis. Please cite the year and version of the report you use information from.

Gillespie, D., Morris, D., Leeming, G., Kai Le Chen, R., Wilson, L., Stevely, A., Holmes,J., Brennan, A. & Angus, C. ([YEAR]) The Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model – new version coded in R (SAPM-R): full technical documentation. Documentation version number [x.x.x]. University of Sheffield. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/M37KT.
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Morris, D., Brennan, A., Angus, C., Wilson, L., Pryce, R., & Gillespie, D. ([YEAR]). Tobacco and Alcohol Tax and Price Intervention Simulation Model (TAX-sim): full technical documentation. Documentation version number [x.x.x]. University of Sheffield. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/KR23Z.
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Bai H, Brennan A, Broomhead T, Meier PS, Nielsen A, Probst C, Strong M, Vu T, Purshouse RC (2019) ‘Modeling alcohol use behavior at population scale based on social role theory: An exploratory agent-based model‘, HEDS Discussion Paper.  Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Webster, L, Angus, C, Holmes, J, Brennan, A, Gillespie, D (2018) ‘Alcohol attributable fractions for England‘. Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield. See supplementary spreadsheet.

Webster, L, Angus, C, Brennan, A, Gillespie, D (2018) ‘Smoking attributable fractions for adult diseases in England‘. Sheffield: ScHARR: University of Sheffield. See supplementary spreadsheet.

Webster, L, Angus, C, Brennan, A, Gillespie, D (2018) ‘Smoking and the risks of adult diseases. Sheffield: ScHARR: University of Sheffield.

Angus C, Henney M, Webster L, Gillespie D (2018) ‘Alcohol-attributable diseases and dose-response curves for the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 4.0‘, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Hill-McManus, D., Angus, C., Meng, Y., Holmes, J., Brennan, A. and Meier, P. (2014) ‘Injury alcohol-attributable fractions: Methodological issues and developments‘, HEDS Discussion Paper DP 14.02, Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Books and book chapters

Heather, N., Field, M., Moss, A., Satel, S. (Eds)  (2022) Evaluating the Brain Disease Model of Addiction.  Routledge. ISBN 9780367470067

Copeland, A., Stafford, T., & Field, M. (2021). Recovery from addiction: A synthesis of perspectives from behavioral economics, psychology, and decision modeling. In D. Frings & I. P. Albery (Eds.), The handbook of alcohol use: Understandings from synapse to society (pp. 563-573). Elsevier Academic Press.

Vu TM, Davies E, Buckley C, Brennan A, Purshouse RC. (2021) Using Multi-objective Grammar-Based Genetic Programming to Integrate Multiple Social Theories in Agent-Based Modeling, in Ishibunchi H et al. (Eds) Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization. EMO 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12654. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72062-9_57

Copeland, A., Stafford, T., & Field, M. (2021). Recovery from addiction: A synthesis of perspectives from behavioral economics, psychology, and decision modeling. In D. Frings & I. P. Albery (Eds.), The handbook of alcohol use: Understandings from synapse to society (pp. 563-573). Elsevier Academic Press.

Hatchard J, Gillespie DOS, Buykx P (2019) ‘Using framework analysis deductively: A case study from alcohol and tobacco tax policy and modelling research’, in Clift B, Gore J Bekker S, Costas Batlle I, Chudzikowski K, Hatchard J (eds) ‘Myths, Methods and Messiness: Insights for Qualitative Research Analysis: Edited Proceedings of the 5th Annual Qualitative Research Symposium‘, Bath: University of Bath.

Katikireddi SV, Rice P, Holmes J, Meier P (2017) ‘Lessons from Scotland’s experience of minimum unit pricing of alcohol’, in Giesbrecht N and Bosma LM (eds) ‘Preventing alcohol-related problems: Evidence and community-based initiatives‘, Washington, DC: American Public Health Association.

Gell L, Buehringer G, McLeod J, Forberger S, Holmes J, Lingford-Hughes A and Meier PS. (eds) (2016) ‘What determines harm from addictive substances and behaviours?‘. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Other reports, journal contributions and publications

Newall P et all (2023) ‘No evidence of harm’ implies no evidence of safety: Framing the lack of causal evidence in gambling advertising research – Letter to the Editor Addiction. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.16369

Marsden J, Brown J, Clark L, Cousijn J, Hall W, Hickman M, Holmes J, Humphreys K, Jackson SE, Peacock A, Tucker J (2022) The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on addictive disorders – an update.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.16033

Angus, C. (2022)  Harms of alcohol in different age groupsBMJ ; 378. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1979

Rehm J, Purshouse RC (2021) ‘Causality and initiation of alcohol control policy. A response to Allamani‘ Drug and Alcohol Review, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13371  (Related SARG project:  CASCADE)

Purshouse RC, Buckley C, Brennan A, Holmes J (2021) Commentary on Robinson et al. (2021): Evaluating theories of change for public health policies using computer model discovery methodsAddiction, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15595

Holmes, J, Angus C.  (2021) Alcohol deaths rise sharply in England and Wales. BMJ. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n607

Marsden J, Darke S, Hall W, Hickman M, Holmes J, Humphreys K, Neale J, West R, Tucker J (2020) ‘Mitigating and learning from the impact of COVID-19 infection on addictive disorders‘, Addiction, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15080

Angus C (2020) ‘Taking public health policy models upstream, Lancet Public Health, DOI: doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30027-X

Whitaker V, Oldham M, Angus C, Fairbrother H, Holmes J (2020) ‘The problem with good news: How should public health actors respond when alcohol consumption declines?‘, Addiction, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15018

Goiana-da-Silva F, Cruz-e-Silva D, Lindeman M, Hellman M, Angus C, Karlsson T, Renstrom M, Ferreira-Borges C (2019) ‘Implementing the European Action Plan on Alcohol‘, Lancet Public Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30174-4

Angus C, Holmes J (2018) ‘The allure, and challenges, or complexity in epidemiological modelling of alcohol harm: Commentary on Rehm, Drug and Alcohol Review, DOI: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dar.12890

de Vocht F, Angus C, Tilling K, Brennan A, Hickman M (2018) ‘Response to: ‘Synthetic control methodology as a tool for evaluating population-level health interventions’ by Bouttell et al, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-211037

Angus C, Meier P, Holmes J (2018) ‘Liver disease mortality trends: a response to the editor‘, The Lancet, 391 (10127), p.1258

Holmes J, Meier PS, Angus C, Brennan A (2018) ‘Scotland’s policy on minimum unit pricing for alcohol: the legal barriers are gone, so what are the implications for implementation and evaluation‘, Addiction, 113 (2), pp.203-4

Purshouse RC, Brennan A, Holmes J, Meier PS (2018) ‘Commentary on Apostolopoulos et al. (2018): Systems and complex systems approaches for public health planning – back to the future?‘, Addiction, 113 (2), pp.372-3

Meier P, Brennan A, Angus C, Holmes J (2017) ‘Minimum unit pricing for alcohol clears final legal hurdle in Scotland, BMJ, 359:j5372

Holmes J, Meier P (2017) ‘Why we should celebrate Scotland’s minimum alcohol price plan New Scientist

Holmes J, Sumnall H (2017) ‘On risk in addiction science, policy and debate‘, Addiction, DOI: 10.1111/add.13962 (Open Access)

Papamalis FE (2017) ‘Treatment process evaluation: the role of personality functioning‘, PhD Thesis, Sheffield: University of Sheffield.

Holmes J, Angus C (2017) ‘A response to two papers critiquing the total consumption model by Kari Poikolainen‘, Alcohol and Alcoholism, DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agw103

Buykx P, Li J, Gavens L, Lovatt M, Gomes de Matos E, Holmes J, Hooper L, Meier P (2016) ‘An examination of public attitudes towards alcohol policy‘, Sheffield and London: University of Sheffield and Cancer Research UK

Angus C (2016) ‘Which costs of alcohol do policymakers care about‘, Addiction, DOI: 10.1111/add.13643

Buykx P, Li J, Gavens L, Lovatt M, Gomes de Matos E, Holmes J, Hooper L, Meier P (2016) ‘An investigation of public knowledge of the link between alcohol and cancer‘, Sheffield and London: University of Sheffield and Cancer Research UK.

Buykx P (2016) ‘Commentary on Chalmers et al. (2016): ‘A thoughtful integration of routine data sources and primary research findings‘, Addiction, 111 (11), pp.2050-1

Holmes J, Lovatt M, Ally A, Brennan A, Meier P. (2016) ‘A new approach to measuring drinking cultures in Britain‘, London: Alcohol Research UK.

Fitzgerald, N. and Angus, A. (2015) ‘Four Nations: How evidence-based are alcohol policies and programmes across the UK?‘, London: Alliance for Useful Evidence/Alcohol Health Alliance

Holmes, J. and Meier, P.S. (2015) ‘Commentary on Hobday et al. (2015): Inconsistent results beneath consistent conclusions – the need for a new approach to analysing alcohol availability, Addiction, 110 (12), pp.1910-1.

Gillies, D., P. Buykx, A. G. Parker and S. E. Hetrick (2015). “Consultation liaison in primary care for people with mental disorders.” Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9: Cd007193.

Gell, L., Ally, A., Buykx, P., Hope, A. and Meier, P. (2015) ‘Alcohol’s harm to others‘, London: Institute of Alcohol Studies.

Ludbrook, A., Holmes, J. and Stockwell, T. (2014) ‘Gender differences in alcohol demand: A systematic review of the role of prices and taxes. Comment on conclusions by Nelson, Health Economics, DOI: 10.1002/hec.3096.

Purshouse, RC., Ally, AK., Brennan, A., Moyo, D. and Norman, P. (2014) ‘Evolutionary parameter estimation for a theory of planned behaviour microsimulation of alcohol consumption dynamics in an English birth cohort 2003 to 2010‘, Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, pp.1159-66

Holmes J, Meier PS, Purshouse RC, Brennan A. (2014) ‘The repetition of misleading claims: Christopher Snowdon and John Duffy’s contributions to the minimum unit pricing debate‘, British Medical Journal. 

Purshouse RC, Holmes J, Meier PS (2014) ‘Commentary on Nakamura et al. (2014): Alcohol policy appraisal and evaluation – to understand what is happening and why, we need better data on alcohol as a commodity‘, Addiction, 109 (4) pp.568-9

Purshouse RC, Angus CA, Holmes J. (2013) ‘Reply to Klaus Makela’s Cost-of-alcohol studies as a research programme’, Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 30 (5) pp.445-7

Meng Y, Brennan A, Purshouse R, Hill-McManus D, Angus C, Holmes J, Meier PS. (2013) ‘Estimation of own and cross price elasticities of alcohol demand in the UK – a pseudo-panel approach using the Living Cost and Food Survey 2001 to 2009‘. HEDS Discussion paper DP 13/11. Sheffield: ScHARR

Brennan A, Purshouse R, Holmes J, Meng Y. (2013) ‘A public response to the Adam Smith Institute’s critique of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model‘. Sheffield: ScHARR.  See also: ‘Response to the Appendix to Duffy and Snowdon’s report

Hagell, A., Aldridge, J., Meier, PS., Millar, T. and Donmall, M. (2012) ‘Trends in adolescent substance use and their implications for understanding trends in mental health’ in Hagell, A. (Ed.), Changing Adolescence: Social trends and adolescent mental health. Bristol: The Policy Press

Booth, A., Meier, P., Shapland. J., Wong. R. and Paisley, S. (2011) ‘Alcohol pricing and criminal harm: a rapid evidence assessment of the published research literature‘.  Sheffield: ScHARR

Booth A, Meier P, Stockwell T, Sutton A, Wilkinson A, Wong R, Brennan A, O’Reilly D, Purshouse R, Taylor K. (2008) ‘Independent review of the effects of Alcohol Pricing and Promotion: Part A: Systematic Reviews’, Project Report for the Department of Health

News articles and other media

March 2024, Will increasing Scotland’s Minimum Unit Pricing ‘punish’ those on low incomes? Colin Angus writes for the Institute of Alcohol Studies blog.

March 2024, Alcohol Alert – March 2024 John Holmes speaks on the Institute of Alcohol Studies podcast about alcohol-free and low-alcohol drinks.

February 2024, Quitting Cigarettes: Making cessation support inclusive and equitable Duncan Gillespie and colleagues discuss a collaboration between SCHARR and the North Yorkshire Council Living Well Smokefree Service on the Communicable Research podcast

February 2024, Youth drinking is declining – myths about the trend, busted Laura Fenton writes for The Conversation

January 2024, Are consumers paying a premium for no- and low-alcohol drinks? Colin Angus writes for the Society for the Study of Addiction’s blog

January 2024, Forget Dry January – young Brits are giving up on booze altogether. Here’s the sobering reason why Laura Fenton speaks to the Big Issue

January 2024, No- and low-alcohol drinks – a growing market that could change public health but challenges remain John Holmes writes for the Alcohol Change UK blog following the release of the No- and low-alcohol drinks in Great Britain: Monitoring report.

November 2023, Are women in the UK the biggest binge drinkers in the world? John Holmes speaks on the BBC World Service ‘More or Less’ podcast.

November 2023, Building agent-based models using computational intelligence Robin Purshouse speaks at the University of Exeter as part of their Computer Science Seminar Series.

October 2023, The Price of Alcohol: Explained Colin Angus is featured in this video by the Institute of Alcohol Studies which explains how the cost of alcohol impacts consumption rates and subsequent harm, how alcohol duties have changed over time, how minimum unit pricing works and whether it is effective in reducing drinking, and the cost of alcohol harm to the economy.

October 2023, Where next for Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland? Colin Angus writes for the Institute 0f Alcohol Studies blog

August 2023, Why Gen Z are giving up booze, John Holmes speaks on The Times ‘Stories of our times’ podcast

July 2023, How ‘drinkflation’ affects the price of your pint, Colin Angus writes for The Conversation

June 2023, John Holmes discusses the impacts of minimum unit pricing in Scotland for the Institute of Alcohol Studies’ Alcohol Alert podcast

November 2022, Alcohol duty explained: Cuts, inflation, and public health, blog post from Colin Angus for the Alcohol Health Alliance

July 2022, Colin Angus discusses alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic for the Institute of Alcohol Studies’ Alcohol Alert podcast

July 2022, Should we have lower drinking guidelines for younger people?, blog post from Colin Angus for the Institute of Alcohol Studies

November 2021, Colin Angus discusses alcohol taxation and duty reform for the Institute of Alcohol Studies’ Alcohol Alert podcast

September 2021, John Holmes discusses alcohol drinking guidelines for the ScHARR Communicable Research podcast

July 2021, Colin Angus discusses alcohol risks, guidelines and messaging with James Morris for the Alcohol ‘Problem’ Podcast

May 2021, Colin Angus discusses drinking trends in the UK for the So Far So Good podcast

March 2021, Why the Chancellor’s freeze on alcohol duties is bad news for pubs, blog post from Colin Angus for Alcohol Change UK

December 2020, What has 2020 done to the UK’s alcohol consumption, blog post from Colin Angus for the Institute of Alcohol Studies

November 2020, Alcohol Deaths and Minimum Unit Pricing, blog post from Colin Angus for Alcohol Focus Scotland

November 2019, ‘What do we know about the relationships between drinking contexts, the amount we drink, and the harms we suffer?‘, Abigail Stevely writes for Alcohol Policy UK

October 2019, ‘Alcohol taxes cut since 2013 and thousands may have died as a result – new research‘, Colin Angus writes for The Conversation.

March 2019, ‘Minimum unit pricing in Scotland‘, podcast interview with John Holmes for the University of Manchester.

January 2019, ‘A generation of hidden drinkers: what’s happening to the drinking of the over 50s?‘, blog post from Colin Angus for Drink Wise Age Well

November 2018, ‘A conversation about minimum pricing for alcohol with Dr John Holmes‘, video interview with Dr John Holmes for the Public Health Advocacy Institution of Western Australia. 

November 2018, ‘Minimum pricing for alcohol: Evidence, uncertainties and the UK experience‘, keynote presentation to the APSAD 2018 conference in Auckland, New Zealand from Dr John Holmes.

September 2018, ‘Tell me more, tell me more – what’s this industry-led public health initiative about?‘, blog post from Colin Angus for the Institute for Alcohol Studies

August 2018, ‘Drinking responsibly is bad news for the alcohol industry – here’s why‘, Colin Angus writes for The Conversation.

November 2017, ‘Why Minimum Unit Pricing is not a tax on the poor‘, blog post from Colin Angus for the Institute for Alcohol Studies

May 2017, ‘Alcohol availability in England: trends, patterns and policy implications‘, blog post from Colin Angus for Alcohol Policy UK

December 2016, ‘Does drinking make us happy?‘, blog post by our collaborator, Dr Ben Baumberg Geiger, for the ESRC.

April 2016, ‘British drinking culture mixes moderation and excess, our new study shows‘, Dr John Holmes writes for The Conversation. 

March 2016, ‘Using social practice theory to measure British drinking culture‘, Dr John Holmes at Alcohol Research UK’s annual conference (VIDEO).

November 2015, ‘Public health or politics: what drives alcohol policy across the UK?‘, blog post from Colin Angus for the Alliance for Useful Evidence. 

August 2015, ‘Alcohol guidelines ignore how people drink – that’s why they’re not heeded‘, Melanie Lovatt writes for The Conversation UK.

2015 – John Holmes, Colin Angus & Petra Meier discuss flaws in the evaluation of the alcohol industry’s ‘billion unit pledge’ for the BMJ podcast

June 2014, ‘UK supermarkets minimise price rises for the cheapest alcohol when taxes are increased‘, blog post for Public Health Topics @ The University of Sheffield.

April 2014, ‘Minimum unit pricing: Effective and Equitable?‘, Dr John Holmes at the New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group conference (VIDEO).

March 2014, ‘A new approach to measuring drinking cultures in Britain‘, Melanie Lovatt at Alcohol Research UK’s early career researcher conference (VIDEO).

March 2014, ‘Is your drinking a postcode lottery?‘, Colin Angus at Alcohol Research UK’s early career researcher conference (VIDEO).

March 2014, ‘British public attitudes towards alcohol policies‘, Jessica Li at Alcohol Research UK’s early career researcher conference (VIDEO).

March 2014 ‘Alcohol duty cuts make the Coalition’s cheap alcohol policy even less effective‘, blog post for Public Health Topics @ The University of Sheffield.

February 2014, ‘Minimum pricing for alcohol: Reducing health inequalities without penalising responsible drinkers‘, blog post by Dr John Holmes for Public Health Topics @ The University of Sheffield.

January 2014, ‘Computer Modelling: All about the image?‘, Dr Robin Purshouse at Battle of Ideas 2013 (VIDEO)

January 2014, ‘Below Cost Alcohol Ban 40 Times Less Effective Than Minimum Pricing‘, Dr John Holmes writes for The Conversation UK

July 2013, SARG press release on the impacts of a ban on below cost selling

December 2012, ‘The impact of minimum pricing: Evidence from the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model‘, Dr John Holmes at Alcohol Action Ireland’s annual conference

November 2012, ‘Alcohol minimum pricing ‘effective in reducing consumption’‘, Dr John Holmes speaks to BBC News