International Centre For Lifecourse Studies In Society and Health


Alcohol and Health

Tuesday 21 June 2016, UCL, 1.45 - 4pm

This seminar, co-ordinated by Amanda Sacker, ICLS Director, will focus on what evidence longitudinal/lifecourse studies can bring to the current debate on “safe” drinking levels and drivers of drinking initiation and cessation/reduction. A sandwich lunch is provided from 1pm. RSVP essential.

Speakers / Topics


Abstracts & Introduction


(availalble approximately 1 month after the event)

  • Drinking and drunkenness among 11 year olds in the UK –  Yvonne Kelly, Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology,UCL & ICLS Associate Director
  • Taking a life course perspective – does previous drinking matter? Annie Britton, Reader in Epidemiology and Graduate Tutor, UCL
  • Is moderate drinking really good for you?   Linda Ng Fat , Research Associate  UCL ,Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Alcohol consumption and cognitive function. Meena Kumari,ICLS &  Professor of Biological and Social Epidemiology, Essex University
Partipicants are invited from the policy making community in  Government (national and local) departments, Third Sector agencies and the business community. Attending: DH, Stroke ASsoc, Club Soda, Adfam, HAGA, IAS, AgeUK, Action on Alcohol, Alcohol Concern
Free: RSVP essential (indicating any special needs). Venue details (London) will be available on registration. Nearest stations: Underground - Russell Square. Overground - Kings Cross.