Reducing harm caused by alcohol

Alcohol Marketing Expert Network

In September 2020, Alcohol Focus Scotland reconstituted an international expert network on alcohol marketing to update its 2017 report on alcohol marketing, Promoting Good Health from Childhood, and inform action by the Scottish Government. The Network ran to June 2022, involving experts in alcohol marketing research, law and policy as they relate to the protection of public health, and produced a new report, Realising our Rights: How to protect people from alcohol marketing.


Prof. Thomas Babor (USA)

Professor Emeritus, Public Health Sciences, University of Connecticut; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs


Tom Bennett (UK)

Rights in Recovery Development Officer, Scottish Recovery Consortium; Board Member of Alcohol Focus Scotland


Florence Berteletti (Belgium)

Secretary General, European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare)


Dr. Aimee Brownbill (Australia)

Senior Policy and Research Advisor, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)


Associate Prof. Nicholas Carah (Australia)

Associate Professor in Media and Communication, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland


Prof. Sally Casswell (New Zealand)

Professor of Public Health and Social Research; Director of the Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE) & Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University


Dr. Nathan Critchlow (UK)

SSA Academic Fellow, Institute for Social Marketing and Health, University of Stirling


Alison Douglas (UK)

Chief Executive, Alcohol Focus Scotland


Prof. Karine Gallopel-Morvan (France)

Professor of Social Marketing, EHESP French School of Public Health


Prof. Amandine Garde (UK)

Professor of Law and Director of the Law & NCD Unit, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool 


Dr. Alison Giles (UK)

Chief Executive (Interim), Institute of Alcohol Studies


Prof. Gerard Hastings (UK)

Emeritus Professor, Institute for Social Marketing and Health, University of Stirling


Prof. David Jernigan (USA)

Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health


Dr. Alastair MacGilchrist (UK)

Chair, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)


Eunan McKinney (Ireland)

Head of Communications and Advocacy, Alcohol Action (Ireland)


Prof. Mark Petticrew (UK)

Professor of Public Health Evaluation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Director of the NIHR Public Health Policy Research Unit


Dr. Richard Purves (UK)

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social Marketing and Health, University of Stirling


Dr. Peter Rice (UK)

Chair, European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare)


Julia Stafford (Australia)

Alcohol Program Manager, Cancer Council Western Australia


Wim van Dalen (Netherlands)

Director of the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP; President of the European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing (EUCAM)