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Government and student unions are in the pocket of the alcohol industry

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If you have a question about this talk, please contact Professor Theresa Marteau.

This seminar is jointly organised by Christ's MCR and SCR.

Presenter: Professor Mike Kelly, Director of the Public Health Centre at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Visiting Senior Scientist, Clinical School, Cambridge

Respondent: Philip Chen (MCR: Land Economy)

Chair: Robin Lamboll (MCR: Physics)

o This seminar will consider the tensions and contradictions between the evidence relating to the harms caused by alcohol consumption, the evidence of effective interventions to prevent alcohol misuse and the policies pursued by governments over the last decade.

o The ways this has played out in student unions and student culture more generally will be considered.

o The guidance that NICE produced in 2010 will be used as a case study of the interaction of science, policy, politics and power.

This talk is part of the Changing Health series.

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