Alcohol, culture, and family violence: 2018 Research Week lunchtime talk

Event status:

A discussion about alcohol as a public health issue, and a showcase of productive collaborations between three La Trobe research centres - the Centre for Alcohol Policy (CAPR), the Judith Lumley Centre for mother, infant and family health research (JLC), and the Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing (AIPCA).

Date:
Tuesday 28 August 2018 01:00 pm until Tuesday 28 August 2018 02:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Research Community
researchmarketing@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Dr Amy Pennay, Dr Virginia Lewis, Dr Ingrid Wilson, Dr Ann-Marie Laslett, Professor Robin Room (moderator)
Type of Event:
Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Public Lecture

Alcohol use is embedded in Australian culture, and an intrinsic part of social lives. However, alcohol misuse is also associated with significant harm to individuals, families and the broader community. Addressing alcohol use as a public health issue is of critical importance for the development of sustainable, equitable and effective policies.

This session will showcase the productive collaborations between three La Trobe research centres on these issues – the Centre for Alcohol Policy (CAPR), the Judith Lumley Centre for mother, infant and family health research (JLC), and the Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing (AIPCA). Through the combined expertise of research, evaluation, policy development and knowledge translation, La Trobe University’s work on alcohol aims to make a significant impact on public health issues.

Speakers

Dr Amy Pennay

Dr Amy Pennay will discuss the influence of drinking norms, cultural practices, and social contexts and introduce CAPR’s work with VicHealth to build a framework for understanding alcohol cultures.

Dr Virginia Lewis

Associate Professor Virginia Lewis will highlight the role and expertise of AIPCA in evaluating nine projects funded through the VicHealth alcohol culture initiative. Working in partnership with CAPR and VicHealth, the evaluation explores the extent to which the alcohol culture framework can help to develop and deliver effective interventions to create culture change.

Dr Ingrid Wilson

 Dr Ingrid Wilson from JLC will discuss the collaborative work of CAPR and JLC on the issue of alcohol-related intimate partner and family violence, her input to the Victorian Royal Commission into the Prevention of Family Violence, and the current work with VicHealth to explore why a gendered approach to alcohol-related violence against women is important for the development of primary prevention and early intervention strategies.

Dr Ann-Marie Laslett

Dr Anne-Marie Laslett will present CAPR’s significant work on ‘Alcohol’s Harm to Others’ which draws on international collaborations to highlight the impact of alcohol’s misuse on people other than the drinker. The impact of alcohol’s harm to children is a specific focus of her work.

Professor Robin Room (moderator)

Videoconferencing

The talk will be video-conferenced from these campuses:

  • Bendigo: CLT-211
  • Albury Wodonga: AW-4-4101
  • Mildura: BGR-135
  • Shepparton - please note that owing to shortage of teaching space, the lunchtime talks are unable to be video-conferenced

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