Alcohol Policy in Practice /

18th - 21st September - Stirling Court Hotel - Stirling University

Following the successful Alcohol CPD courses held in 2014-2016; we are delighted to announce the line-up for our 2017 course, featuring some exciting new inputs as part of an International Workshop “The Ubiquity of Alcohol” which will focus on marketing, availability and industry influence.

This year’s course will feature new inputs from Professor Mike Daube from Curtin University in Australia, and Professor Karine Gallopel-Morvan from the E-HESP (School of Public Health) in Rennes, France. Returning highlights include advocacy training from the Institute of Alcohol Studies & Balance Northeast; Prof Jeff Collin (Edinburgh) and Dr John Holmes (Sheffield).

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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 and Prof. Linda Bauld from the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling (2014 winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education).


The course can be taken on a stand-alone basis, or participants can gain 10 Masters level credits from the University of Stirling by completing a 3,000 word assignment. These credits can contribute to a relevant postgraduate diploma or Masters for up to 5 years after attendance.

All students will have access to access reading materials, presentations etc. before and after the course.


Ideally you will be working in public health, community safety or a related field or you may just have an interest in this area. Please contact Dr. Niamh Fitzgerald ( if you are unsure about its suitability for your needs. If you wish to take the course on an accredited basis, you must have an undergraduate degree (in any discipline).


If you book before 17th June 2016, the cost is: £450, or £599 for students seeking accreditation. From 17th June, the cost is £550 unaccredited, or £699 if seeking accreditation. The cost covers lunch and refreshments throughout the course, a networking dinner on Monday evening, and a packed lunch on departure. Accommodation is not included but can be booked on your behalf (see below).


To make an enquiry or request an application form please contact:
CPD Team, School of Health Sciences
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. Student numbers are capped at 40 to ensure an effective learning experience and teacher-student ratio. Early bird discounts apply until 17th June 2016. Applications will not be taken after 26th August 2016.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Stirling Court hotel for those who wish to take the course on a residential basis. The cost of a double or twin bedded en suite room for single occupancy, including breakfast is £59.00 per night. If you choose to stay at Stirling Court, we will book a room for you and add this cost to your account. Early booking is essential.


Stirling’s central location is within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow airports which are well served by air, road and rail networks. Further information about the venue can be obtained from

More Information:

Please contact Evonne Fleming on:
01786 466 336

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