This webinar will explore recent changes in young peoples’ experience of alcohol-related harm and how these harms develop in adolescence.
Since the early 2000s, young people have been drinking less alcohol, and many are choosing not to drink at all. However, it is unclear whether this means that young people are now experiencing fewer harms related to alcohol use.
This webinar will address the following questions: Have alcohol-related harms decreased in young people since the early 2000s? Of these recent generations of young people, who is still experiencing alcohol-related harm? How do alcohol-related harms develop and escalate in these recent generations of young people?
About the speaker
Wing See Yuen joined NDARC in August 2017 as a Research Assistant. She is currently a Research Fellow working on the Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS), which investigates the consequences of parental supply on adolescent drinking behaviours and associated harms. Wing completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours at the University of New South Wales in 2018 and completed her PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine at NDARC in 2022. Her PhD thesis examined trajectories of alcohol-related harm among young people, including trends and developmental patterns of harm.
NDARC's Dr Amy Peacock and Associate Professor Michael Livingston will join the webinar for a panel discussion and questions from the audience following Wing's presentation.
Amy Peacock is an Associate Professor at NDARC and an Adjunct Researcher in the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania. She holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Fellowship (2020-2024). Her program of research includes focus on parental supply of alcohol and the association with subsequent alcohol consumption and related harm among young people; and monitoring systems for detecting trends in illicit drug use and communicating risks to consumers and health professionals, use, consumer characteristics, and harms associated with new psychoactive substances.
Michael Livingston joined NDRI at Curtin University 2021. He is one of Australia's leading alcohol policy researchers and has published over 150 papers across a range of topics, focussing largely on evaluating the impacts of alcohol policy changes at the population level, ensuring data on alcohol consumption and related harms are as robust as possible and trying to unpack the drivers of trends in population drinking, particularly among young people. He has received a series of major awards, including an NHMCR Research Excellence Award in 2016. Michael was a member of the NHMRC's Alcohol Working Committee, and is on the AIHW's Technical Advisory Group for the National Drug Strategy Household Survey.