A detailed monthly national survey is needed to understand population-wide influences on alcohol use, and to inform and evaluate policies aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm.
March 2014 - March 2017
Extending The Alcohol Toolkit Study: Understanding the population context of alcohol use
Research Team: Dr Jamie Brown, Professor Susan Michie, Dr Emma Beard, Dr Lion Shahab, Professor Robert West, Professor Matt Hickman, Dr Frank de Vocht, Professor Eileen Kaner, Dr Amy O’Donnell, Dr Ruth McGovern, Dr John Holmes, Mr Colin Angus, Dr Penny Buykx, Dr Duncan Gillespie, Professor Alan Brennan and Professor Petra Meier
Who's involved: University College London, University of Bristol, Fuse & University of Sheffield
1 May 2017 - 31 October 2018
SPHR researchers will further develop the Alcohol Toolkit Study (ATS) to enhance our understanding of alcohol use and policy across England.
The Alcohol Toolkit Study (ATS) is a monthly household survey of adults in England collecting data on alcohol consumption and is completed by approximately 1,800 adults in England aged 16+ each month. The study provides insight into population-wide influences on alcohol consumption and related behaviour.
The ATS aims to evaluate the impact of national and local alcohol control policies and interventions, and improve understanding of population level factors influencing alcohol consumption.
In this extension project, complementing external Cancer Research UK funding, SPHR researchers will further develop the ATS to enhance our understanding of alcohol use and policy across England through the collection of additional contextual data on alcohol use including beverage type, expenditure, exposure to interventions and attempts, motivations and triggers to reduce consumption.