Dr Claire Wilkinson, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney, won the Late Breaker Presentations at the APSAD Annual 2018 Auckland Scientific Alcohol & Drug Conference. The Annual Conference is a key activity of the APSAD (the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs) and has been running for over 30 years.

Claire presented findings on research into the challenges faced by local governments seeking to regulate the physical availability of alcohol on public health grounds within de-regulated planning and licensing regulatory systems that favour industry growth.

Claire’s presentation was one of eleven Late Breaker Presentations delivered at the three-day conference. Late Breaker Presentations enable researchers and delegates to present data that wasn’t quite ready before the conference abstract deadline. Such sessions aim to highlight the most recent alcohol and drug related research and developments. Late breaker presentations are short: 5 minutes presentation time and a maximum of 5 PowerPoint slides.

Dr Wilkinson’s research with co-authors from the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research Janette Mugavin and Robyn Dwyer and the Victorian Cancer Council Sarah Jackson will be launched December 12th.

In 2019 the APSAD conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania.