Dr Cassandra Wright presented at the NDARC Webinar Series on Thursday 25 November 2021.
This webinar discussed findings from recent studies on alcohol use among women in Australia.
In the context of global declines in alcohol consumption, studies have recently shown that middle-aged women’s alcohol use has increased in the past decade. This webinar will describe findings from three studies on adult women’s alcohol use, including trends over time in alcohol use, correlates of risky use, qualitative research on social practices including wine o’clock and co-design research on solutions to support reduced alcohol consumption.
About the speaker
Dr Cassandra Wright is a public health researcher, with qualifications in health promotion, public health and epidemiology. She holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship, focused on understanding and addressing risky alcohol consumption. She currently leads the Alcohol and Other Drugs stream at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. Cass completed her PhD at the Burnet Institute; her research focused on the development, testing and translation of an ecological momentary intervention to reduce alcohol consumption. Cass continues to undertake research using digital health technologies to measure and address alcohol use including smartphone-delivered data collection and interventions and transdermal alcohol monitor studies. She is an investigator on three studies specifically focused on women’s alcohol use. She uses mixed methods and favours participatory approaches to research and the development of health programs.