A joined up alcohol strategy: Research, practice and policy
This event will explore the benefits of a partnership between The Salvation Army and the University of Stirling. The Salvation Army operates drug and alcohol floating support in four locations in Scotland and is now partnering with the University to enhance this work. A Centre of Excellence is being established at the University. The Salvation Army and its service users will benefit from the centre’s research, training and supervision for its local support workers, and will have evidence-based policy recommendations to bring to the Scottish Government. The University will benefit from the data that will be available for research, teaching and publication. This is a joined-up strategy in the sense that it unites research, practice and policy – but also in the sense that it joins the work of a charity with an academic institution to provide benefits for both.
Speakers will include
- Major David Burns (Head of The Salvation Army Scotland Drug and Alcohol Strategy)
- Professor Alison Bowes (Head of the School of Applied Social Science, Stirling University)
- Nathan Critchlow (Salvation Army funded PhD student, Stirling University)
- Lieut-Colonel Jonathan Roberts (Assistant to the Secretary for Scotland, The Salvation Army)
There will also be a Q&A opportunity with the panel members.