Alcohol Policy in Practice 2018

11th - 13th September

Bailbrook House, Bath UK

Following the successful Alcohol CPD courses held in 2014-2017; we are delighted to announce the line-up for our 2018 course, featuring some exciting new inputs.

This year’s course will feature inputs from Prof. Anna Gilmore and colleagues from the University of Bath, Dr Carol Emslie from Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr James Nicholls from Alcohol Research UK, and Professor Karine Gallopel-Morvan from the EHESP School of Public Health, France. We also welcome the return of highly-rated inputs from leading experts such as Katherine Brown from the Institute of Alcohol Studies and Colin Shevills of Balance North East.

“Great range of content and world-class speakers. Organisers did an amazing job including looking after us all while we were here. The mix of lectures / Q & As / panel discussions was great. Really worth taking time away from work/home to attend this.”
“Extremely informative course and relevant to current alcohol policy challenges. Good venue, convenient location and lovely setting. Module well organised and brilliant range of speakers.
“Thank you very much. It was a great privilege to listen and attend this course. Lectures and lecturers were outstanding.”
“Very informative useful training, well worth my time and travel.”
“Wonderful networking opportunity.”
“Thank you for such a brilliant training event – the content was spot on, all the presentations and sessions were really, really good and I came away feeling that I had learned masses: a rich diet of fact and opinion. I can honestly say that I have rarely – if ever – enjoyed such an event quite as much as this one.”



Anyone wishing to gain an in-depth understanding and up to date insight into evidence and innovative practice in alcohol policy in the UK and internationally. Previous participants have included people working in public health, local and national alcohol policy, or alcohol research; from Iceland to New Zealand.


This course is provided by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), a Public Health Research Centre of Excellence which includes 13 universities ( The course is co-ordinated by Dr. Niamh Fitzgerald, Senior Lecturer in Alcohol Studies, at the Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling.


Previous participants have included people working in public health, local and national alcohol policy, or new to alcohol research or practice. Please contact Dr. Niamh Fitzgerald ( if you are unsure about its suitability for your needs.


If you book on/before Friday 15th June 2018, the cost is: £450 (early bird rate). After that, its £550 from 16th June. The cost covers all lunches and refreshments and a networking dinner on Tuesday evening. Accommodation is not included but can be booked for you on request at a special rate (see below).


You can apply here: For booking or invoicing enquiries, please contact our ‘CPD Team’ at the Faculty of Health Sciences & Sport, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, University of Stirling. Phone: 01786 466 336.


Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Participant numbers limited to 40 to ensure an effective learning experience and networking opportunities. Applications will not be taken after 31st August 2018.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the course venue Bailbrook House for those wishing to stay (more details in the flyer which can be downloaded below). Room cost including breakfast is £99 per night for early bookers. We can book a room for you and add this cost to your account. Early booking is essential. Further information about the venue can be obtained from:


Bailbrook House can be accessed via a short taxi ride from central Bath, or directly from Bristol Airport. Bath is a 90 minute train journey from London Paddington which is itself connected to London Heathrow by the Heathrow Express shuttle service, taking 15 minutes.

Draft Programme for the course:

Alcohol Policy & Society

Alcohol & the Individual

Marketing, Industry Activity & Advocacy

Download and distribute the flyer for 2018!

For more information please contact our CPD team on:
Or call: 01786 466 336