A welcome message from Professor Robin Room

Welcome to the website of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), we hope you enjoy exploring this valuable resource.

CAPR was established in 2006 (initially as the AER Centre for Alcohol Policy Research) as a collaboration between four institutions. It is located as a research program within Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, now part of Eastern Health, a multifunction metropolitan health service. I am pleased to hold the position as CAPR’s director. I hold an appointment as a professor in the School of Population Health of the University of Melbourne, which is largely supported by the Department of Health of the State of Victoria. CAPR’s core funding comes from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), an independent charitable organisation working to prevent the harmful use of alcohol in Australia. As FARE’s primary alcohol policy research initiative, CAPR functions as a research arm of FARE.

CAPR seeks to expand the evidence base of information and knowledge to underpin discussions and decisions about what to do in response to harmful consequences of alcohol in Australia. It does this through undertaking specific studies on policy-relevant questions; collating and reviewing the knowledge base for alcohol policy initiatives; building capacity to assess, analyse, inform communities and provide leadership on alcohol policy issues; serving as a nexus for building a world-class Australian research effort on alcohol policy-related research; and by contributing to enhancing Australia’s profile in international alcohol policy research.

If you would like to find out more about the CAPR team and the work that we do, we would love to hear from you.