Research briefing series

We created the Drinkaware Research Briefing series to reach out to all stakeholders to build a community of active and interested researchers in the health and behaviour change space. We encourage collaboration both with us and each other through creating an opportunity where we can collectively discuss issues relating to alcohol in Ireland and in so doing, contribute to sharing learnings and knowledge. Email Dr Ann Stokes, Research & Impacts Manager, to be added to our email invite list for future events.

Upcoming briefings

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will facilitate future briefings virtually. Check back here for updates on our next briefings.

18 Nov 2020, 11am-12pm (Booking is closed)
Why don’t we do what we know is good for us? How can we change that?

To mark Alcohol Awareness Week, please join us for our Winter 2020 Research Briefing that will take a look at the psychology of what stops people from retaining or acting on information that’s good for them, the importance of breaking down these biases and listening, and the value of co-creating interventions to generate positive behaviour change.

Talk 1: How innate (confirmation, cognitive) biases and the environment we live in can stop us from retaining or digesting information and messages that are good for us
Speaker: Padraig Walsh, Behavioural Psychologist, Director ChangeAble Behaviour Solutions ltd.

Talk 2: Case study of engaging and listening to the public: Save the Children Early Years Programme, Northern Ireland
Speaker: Ben Caspersz, Behaviour Change Expert, Founder and Managing Director Claremont Comms (UK)

Past briefings

Autumn 2020
Drinking behaviours and attitudes in Ireland in the context of Covid-19
John O’Mahony, Director at Behaviour & Attitudes, presented a detailed overview of findings from our 2020 Alcohol & Covid-19 Barometer. Read the topline findings

Summer 2020
Understanding (intentional/unintentional) binge drinking at home in Ireland

Dr Ann Stokes, Drinkaware Research & Impacts Manager, discussed the findings from our new qualitative study exploring at-home drinking in Ireland. Read a summary blog

Spring 2020
The role of law as part of a comprehensive alcohol strategy

In February, Dr Ollie Bartlett, Assistant Professor at the Department of Law, Maynooth University presented a paper on the role of law as part of a comprehensive alcohol strategy. Read the key takeaways

Winter 2019
Applying behavioural insights to reduce harmful drinking

For our inaugural research briefing, we proudly hosted Ed Flahavan, Policy Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team (UK). Ed navigated attendees through an interactive presentation on behaviour change theory, how it translates into practice and its application to reducing alcohol misuse. Read the key takeaways

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