Preventing alcohol-related harms: using comparative policy analysis to study the effects and development of local government alcohol policy

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Date Commenced:
03/2018
Expected Date of Completion:
02/2021
Project Supporters:

National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Research Fellowship

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Project Members: 
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Aus Postdoc R/Fellow (NH&MRC)
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Project Main Description: 

Regulating the availability of alcohol is one of the most effective ways to reduce harm from alcohol consumption, and local governments have a significant role. This Fellowship provides the first systematic examination of the impact of local government regulation of alcohol availability. The findings can inform Australian planning and licensing policies to help support appropriate regulation of alcohol outlets in order to reduce alcohol-related harm.

Aims: 

To develop methods to and evaluate the impact of local government alcohol policy.

Design and Method: 

Mixed methods study including qualitative policy analysis, quantitative policy evaluation and case studies of local policy-making. The Fellowship involves three streams of work: 1) Development of an index for local alcohol policy evaluation. 2) Evaluation of the effects of local alcohol policy, as measured by the Index, on alcohol-related harms, and 3) Use case studies, identify factors influencing the development and adoption of local alcohol policy.

Progress/Update: 

This research is in preliminary stages.

Findings: 

This research is in preliminary stages.

Output: 

This research is in preliminary stages.

Benefits: 

The findings can inform Australian planning and licensing policies to help support appropriate regulation of alcohol outlets in order to reduce alcohol-related harm.

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Project Status: 
Current