NDRI Seminar: Harms to children from others’ drinking - Recent findings and policy impacts

Presented by Dr Anne-Marie Laslett, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 11am - 12noon
Technology Park, Building 603, Level 2 Seminar Room (Room 213), Sarich Way, Bentley, WA (map)

Dr Anne-Marie Laslett initiated a program of work studying harm to children from others’ drinking while funded by the NHMRC on an Early Career Fellowship. Anne-Marie’s presentation will summarise her work at NDRI during 2015-2019, including:

  • Western Australian studies of liquor licence density, alcohol sales and child protection cases
  • WHO/Thai Health Harm from Others’ Drinking Project Phase 2 (involving analyses of alcohol’s role in presentations to EDs, police stations and family support services)
  • A US multinational grant on Alcohol’s Harm to Others (AHTO) analysing child and other AHTO data from 16 countries (funded by US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).

Anne-Marie will discuss the findings and the historical and potential impacts of these studies overseas and in Australia.

Anne-Marie has academic qualifications in global and public health, alcohol-related child maltreatment, dentistry and oral epidemiology, over 20 years of research experience in the alcohol and drug field and past public health experience in maternal and child health research and injury prevention. She is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow and will take up an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award in May 2019. She has led multi-method research teams and has an international profile in research on alcohol’s harm to others (AHTO), collaborating widely with many countries and the World Health Organization (WHO). She chairs the International Group for the Study of Alcohol’s Harm to Others. Anne-Marie edited the WHO book, Harm to Others from Drinking: Patterns in Nine Societies to be released this year. Her research focuses on harms to children from others’ drinking that occur in the general population and the child protection system and how families are affected by others’ drinking.

Posted on: 11 Mar 2019

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