20 November 2018
9:00 am - 4:15 pm

Alcohol and Public Health: Framing and communicating risk

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by DARC (Drug & Alcohol Research Centre), Middlesex University

A one day conference focusing on alcohol and public health, specifically how risk is framed and communicated, which aims to critically examine:

  • The processes through which complex research findings on risk factors are ‘translated’ into public communication;
  • The factors which influence how public communication is framed;
  • and the ethical dilemmas that may arise in the processes of selection and interpretation of research findings for public communication.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Adam Burgess, Professor of Risk Research, University of Kent: Effective lifestyle risk communication: What are the challenges?
  • Dr. Janne Tolstrup, Professor at the National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark. Case Study: Alcohol and Cancer – informing the public.
  • Dr. Emma Milne and Dr. Rachel Herring, Middlesex University. Case Study: Drinking in Pregnancy – a precautionary tale?

All are welcome and the conference is free to attend. Please follow link for the furtther information and the full programme:


The conference will be held in the Boardroom, (C219-220), 2nd floor College Building, entry via the main entrance to the University.

Any questions please contact Dr Rachel Herring r.herring@mdx.ac.uk or Professor Betsy Thom b.thom@mdx.ac.uk

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20 November 2018
from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm


Middlesex University
London NW4 4BT, UK

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DARC (Drug & Alcohol Research Centre), Middlesex University


0208 411 5000

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