Lifestyle, Social Media and Alcohol Consumption


Brussels, 23 Jun 2016



We are pleased to invite you to our end of grant workshop to discuss our research project, Lifestyle, social media and alcohol consumption. Since March 2015, we have been looking at the ways in which young people negotiate their lifestyle and alcohol consumption on social media, and the various ways that alcohol is positioned and marketed online. We hope to bring together both academics and policy advisors in order to have an open discussion on some of the primary issues that arose from our research, which was generously funded by the European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAB). We would be delighted if you could join us.

Panel 1: Researching alcohol online: issues and opportunities
Confirmed panellists: Professor Maria Piacentini, University of Lancaster; Dr. Melissa Stepney, University of Oxford; Dr. Kathleen Beullens, Leuven School for Mass Communication Research

Panel 2: Social media and alcohol – is it time to change regulation?  
Confirmed panellists: Professor Isabelle Szmigin, University of Birmingham; James Nicholls, Alcohol Research UK; Tom Smith, Alcohol Concern; Chante Joseph, Youth Advertising Alcohol Council

Panel 3: Sexualisation of the night time economy – is it an issue?
Confirmed panellists: Frankie Rogan, University of Birmingham; Professor Christine Griffin, University of Bath; Dr. Jeanette Østergaard, The Danish National Centre for Social Research

23rd June 2016, 12:00pm – 4:30pm (lunch provided)

Greater Birmingham and West Midlands – Brussels Office
Av. d’Auderghem 22-28 Oudergemselaan
B-1040 Brussels

Researchers: Professor Isabelle Szmigin (, Professor Maria Piacentini ( and Frankie Rogan (

This event is free of charge. To reserve your ticket, please visit