Case study

Innovation Challenge: Alcohol, culture and public policy - Bath Spa University

22 Sep 2014

The research into British drinking culture undertaken by the School of Heritage and Cultural Industries has shaped regional and national alcohol policy in both England and Scotland.

Research into the historical and political perspectives on alcohol consumption in the UK formed the basis of evidence to the Health Select Committee and a subsequent report that concluded Government has the capacity to influence drinking bahaviours. In addition collaborative work with Alcohol Focus Scotland on the 'Rethinking Alcohol Licensing' project contributed to amendments to the 2005 Licensing Act.