The influence of drinking norms

Full project title: The influence of drinking norms, cultural practices and social contexts, and their interaction with alcohol policies

Drinking in Australia is primarily a social activity, both enmeshed in everyday life and associated with special occasions. Patterns of drinking and intoxication are therefore deeply influenced by cultural practices and social norms, as well by commercial and market influences and by alcohol policy measures.

In addition to the Centre’s growing emphasis on studying Australian youth drinking cultures, its strong international connections and involvement in cross-cultural comparative studies provide a strong base for this line of work.

Research team:

  • Robin Room
  • Robyn Dwyer
  • Amy Pennay
  • Sarah MacLean
  • Michael Livingston
  • Oliver Stanesby
  • Janette Mugavin