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Who we are

IAS is a registered charity (number 1112671) aiming to educate, preserve and protect the good health of the public by:  

  • Promoting the scientific understanding of beverage alcohol and the individual, societal and health consequences of its consumption
  • Promoting measures for the prevention of alcohol-related problems and to promote, for the public benefit, research into beverage alcohol and to publish the useful results.
IAS does not have a view on whether individuals should drink or not drink.

 

How we are funded

To make sure that we represent the science accurately, we have a board of seven expert advisers from a variety of fields (including economics, medicine and policy) who review all of our publications, provide us with guidance, and occasionally collaborate on joint research projects. 

A separate board of trustees oversees the running of the organisation. This is Chaired by Mr Michael Carr.

The core funding for IAS comes from a separate educational charity called the Alliance House Foundation (no. 208554), of which IAS is a subsidiary company.  All of IAS’ legal aims are also the aims of the AHF, although the AHF also has some additional aims that they fulfil through activities outside IAS.

We also receive funding from other sources for particular projects, including the European Commission and Alcohol Research UK.

The AHF itself was originally formed during the temperance movement, which was one of the largest mass movements ever seen in this country, and was linked to a number of other progressive movements (including the founding of the Labour party).  However, times have changed, and the AHF has moved on from some of its original viewpoints.  IAS was set up to continue those parts of the work that are still relevant today – promoting scientific understanding, and promoting effective prevention of alcohol-related harm – and it is these two areas that are the shared legal aims of both IAS and the AHF.

The Alliance House Foundation has a library of archives containing temperance and other alcohol records dating back to the 1800s, situated at Alliance House, 12 Caxton St, London, SW1H OQS (map). A full list of the documents available can be viewed by or downloaded as a txt file.

Access to the archives is by appointment only. To book an appointment, please contact Research & Information Officer Habib Kadiri by telephone (0207 222 4001) or by email (hkadiri@ias.org.uk).

 

The Institute of Alcohol Studies is a company limited by guarantee No 05661538 and registered charity No 1112671     

 

Katherine Brown
Director 

Katherine joined IAS from the Central Office of Information. 

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Andrew McNeill
Director of Publications

Andrew has responsibility for the Institute's publications, Alcohol Alert and The Globe.

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Habib Kadiri
Research & Information Officer

Habib worked as a Researcher and in Media and Communications before joining the IAS.

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Keith Robertson
IT Manager

Keith has responsibility for the IT infrastructure and communications for the Institute.

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Helen Murphy
PA to Directors   

Helen provides administrative services and designs the Institute's journal, Alcohol Alert.


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Jon Foster
Senior Research & Information Officer   

Jon joined the IAS from Sense, the national deafblind charity.


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Professor Marsha Morgan

Reader in medicine and honorary consultant physician - University College, London

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Professor Gerard Hastings

Professor of Social Marketing, founder/Director of the Institute for Social Marketing and Centre for Tobacco Control Research

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Professor Rob Baggott

Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Health Policy Research Unit, De Montfort University

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Professor Jonathan Shepherd CBE

Director of the Violence and Society Research Group at Cardiff University

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Professor Petra Meier

Professor of Public Health, University of Sheffield and Head of Sheffield Alcohol Research Group

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Professor David Jernigan

Director, Center for Alcohol Marketing and Youth, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

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Michael Carr

Chairman

Michael is Chairman of the Institute of Alcohol Studies

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Major John Boyd

Trustee

John, a retired Salvation Army Major, was a Non-Executive Director for Cambridgeshire Mental Health Trust from 2002-5

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Reverend Professor Stephen Orchard

Trustee

Professor Orchard is a retired Principal of Westminster College, Cambridge

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Derek Rutherford

Trustee

Derek is Chair of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance

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Reverend Dr Janet Tollington

Vice-Chair

Janet is Vice-Chair of the Institute of Alcohol Studies

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