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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

Off-site outlets and alcohol-related harm

Project Team

Principal Investigator:

Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Co-investigators:

Dr Wenbin Liang, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
William Gilmore, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Project

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)

Publications

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. [RJ803] Paper Abstract