Alcohol Misuse: Electronic Longitudinal Alcohol Study in Communities (ELAStiC)

Project aims

The aims of the ELAStiC project are to:

  • to determine pathways into alcohol use and misuse and the life-course effects of alcohol misuse on health and well-being
  • to access existing longitudinal data and link them with routine health and administrative data and to develop statistical methods and modelling techniques to analyse and interpret them
  • to understand the impact of varying definitions of alcohol use on outcomes
  • to produce multi-disciplinary outputs which are relevant to academics, policy makers and practitioners and challenge harmful alcohol use in the UK and the world.

Funding

This project is funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Medical Research Council (MRC) and Alcohol Research (ARUK).

The project commenced in January 2015 and will run for three years.

Investigators

Principle investigator

Simon Moore

Professor Simon C Moore

Professor in Public Health Research

Email:
mooresc2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 4246

Co-Investigators include:

  • Professor Damon Berridge, College of Medicine, Swansea University
  • Professor Ronan Lyons, College of Medicine, Swansea University
  • Professor John Macleod, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol
  • Professor Matthew Hickman, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol
  • Professor David Fone, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
  • Professor Frank Dunstan, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
  • Professor John Gallacher, Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University
  • Dr Shantini Paranjothy, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
  • Professor Mark Bellis, Public Health Wales
  • Dr Daniel Farewell, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Research team

The research team currently consists of:

  • Dr Jon Herron, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol
  • Ashley Akbari, College of Medicine, Swansea University
  • Karen Tingay, College of Medicine, Swansea University

Study steering committee

ELAStiC's study steering committee includes: 

  • Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair, Royal College of Physicians, Alcohol Health Alliance
  • Andrew Misell, Alcohol Concern Cymru
  • Lindsay Bruce, NewLink Wales
  • Dr James Nicolls, ARUK
  • David Tucker, Public Health Wales
  • Clive Henn, Public Heath England
  • Professor Petra Meier, Sheffield University
  • Professor David Ford, Swansea University
  • Professor Simon Moore (Cardiff University
  • Dr Lesley Graham, Information Services Division
  • Jon Johnson, Millennium Cohort Study
  • Professor David Fone, Cardiff University
  • Dr Shantini Paranjothy, Cardiff University
  • Professor John Macleod, Bristol University
  • Professor Matthew Hickman, Bristol University

Further information

For more information on this project, please contact:

Yu-Chiao Wang

Dr Yu-Chiao Wang

Project Manager for ELAStiC and EDARA projects

Email:
wangy73@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2184 1822