Off-site outlets and alcohol-related harm

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: November 2012
  • Expected end date: July 2014
  • Completion date: March 2015
  • Funded by: NDLERF
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The primary aim of this project is to improve understanding of the relationship between off-site outlet density and alcohol-related harm in Australia. It is anticipated that the project will:

• determine the most appropriate means of measuring the strength and nature of the relationship between off-site outlets and violent assault in two Australian jurisdictions;

• identify the most effective way of using this information to predict the likely impact on the Australian community (and where possible on vulnerable populations, including Indigenous Australians and young people) to changes in outlet density taking regional characteristics into account (e.g. socio-economic status, urbanity)

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
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Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1609
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Principal Investigator

Alcohol policy and strategies


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William Gilmore
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1612
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Alcohol policy and strategies


Gilmore, W., Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2016). The Wild West: Associations between mining and violence in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24, (2), pp. 136-143. DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12228 [RJ1079] View web page

Gilmore, W., Liang, W., Catalano, P., Pascal, R., Broyd, A., Lensvelt, E., Kirby, G. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2015). Off-site outlets and alcohol-related harm. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, Canberra. [M93] View web page

Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2011). Revealing the link between licensed outlets and violence: counting venues versus measuring alcohol availability. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30, (5), pp. 524-35. DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00281.x [RJ803] View web page