Betsy Thom
Betsy Thom
Professor of Health Policy
Middlesex University
19 Videos
  • About Betsy

    ‘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 as a mechanism for policy delivery and multi-component programmes as a response to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. Cross-national research includes a European study looking at the consumption of illicit drugs in six European cities, a partnership with the National Healthy Lifestyles Centre in Almaty to examine the development of alcohol policy and women’s alcohol consumption in Kazakhstan, and a joint project with European partners to develop common measures of alcohol-related harm.’ [Middlesex University]
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