Betsy Thom describes the origins of her work on alcohol
Posted on 01-04-2012
I started off with an interest in women and alcohol and gender issues…. then I got interested in alcohol policy and its development.


Betsy Thom

Professor of Health Policy

Location: Middlesex University

'Professor Thom is a sociologist with a special interest in social and policy aspects of alcohol and illicit drug use. Recent research has included a study on the local implementation of the Alcohol Licensing Act 2003, work on young people and 'binge' drinking, and the local implementation of national policy, in particular, research on partnership…

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