World Leading Research

World Leading Research

FARE is committed to undertaking and communicating world-leading research that leads evidence-based alcohol policy change to stop alcohol harms.

FARE continues to work collaboratively to develop a national agenda for alcohol research in Australia, and invests significantly in innovative and strategic research to influence and achieve policy change.


Driving Change forum – a frontline perspective

Driving Change, a study launched in  March 2017, is a collaborative study between hospital emergency departments and Australian universities aims to answer those questions, tracking that data in order to determine how best to target violence prevention efforts.

The Driving Change initiative is an important opportunity to identify high-risk venues and implement meaningful legislation to address alcohol-fuelled problem areas. Based on the successful ‘Cardiff model’ of violence prevention from the United Kingdom (UK), it is hoped that the results from the study will serve as a wakeup call to Government to the daily reality of Australia’s frontline emergency workers.


Annual Alcohol Poll 2017: Harmed, drunk and dangerous

Aussies are growing increasingly worried about the negative impacts of alcohol, with the majority believing Australia has a problem with alcohol abuse.

Each year, FARE’s 2017 Annual alcohol poll takes an in-depth look at Australian attitudes towards alcohol, our drinking behaviours, and perspectives on key alcohol policies.

This year, for the first time, the poll reveals Australians’ strong attitudes to the relationship between alcohol and family and domestic violence, with a staggering majority of Australians (92 per cent) believing alcohol is linked to family and domestic violence.


World-leading alcohol policy research centre appoints new Director

FARE’s research institute, the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research  (CAPR) has a new Director.

In August 2017, world-leading alcohol cognition researchers Professor Emmanuel Kuntsche commenced his appointment as Director of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Professor Kuntsche takes over from the internationally renowned and award-winning founding Director Professor Robin Room.

CAPR, a joint initiative of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and La Trobe University, is a world-class research facility that contributes to the development of effective evidence-based alcohol policy on the national and global stage.