Professor Tanya Chikritzhs recognised for Action on Alcohol
Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, leader of NDRI’s Alcohol Policy Research Team, has been recognized for her work in the area of alcohol policy, winning the Research category of the 2015 Action on Alcohol Awards presented by the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth.
The Action on Alcohol Awards recognise individuals, organisations, and initiatives that have made a significant contribution to reducing harms from alcohol among young people in Western Australia.
The awards were presented by the Honourable Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC and Mrs Tonya McCusker during the fifth anniversary celebration of the McCusker Centre, held at Curtin University on 11 August. The Chief Justice of WA, the Honourable Wayne Martin AC QC spoke at the conclusion of the event.
McCusker Centre Executive Officer Julia Stafford congratulated the finalists and winners and commended their continued efforts to prevent alcohol-related harm and violence in the community.
“It is important to recognise that so many people are doing tremendous work to reduce the harms caused by alcohol, and especially to make a difference for Western Australia’s youth,” Ms Stafford said.
“The awards acknowledge positive action at all levels, from creative initiatives by school students, to community-led approaches to address local problems, as well as important work by researchers, governments and the media.”
Posted on: 1 Sep 2015