Alcohol control, consumption and consequences

Investigators: Professor Robin Room, Michael Livingston, Claire Wilkinson, Jo Murray
Sponsors: National Health and Medical Research Council

This study will collate and analyse historical data on alcohol consumption and mortality in Australia from 1907 to 2005. This will be the first study in Australia to systematically examine the relationships between population level alcohol consumption and mortality from specific causes such as liver disease, injuries and heart disease, with significant implications for epidemiology and health policy. The project will also involve interrupted time-series evaluations of the impact of historic changes to alcohol policies, which will provide evidence which can be used to guide future alcohol policy.

Contact:  Dr. Michael Livingston
Ph: (03) 8413 8407