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Dr Michael Livingston Research Fellow - CAPR, Ctr Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR)

Dr Livingston is a leading Australian alcohol policy researcher, with a strong international reputation and an excellent track record of grant and publication success. His work is primarily quantitative, and focussed on evaluating and understanding the effects of changes to alcohol policy, as well as developing a broader knowledge of the drivers of population changes in rates of drinking and alcohol-related harm. He is currently funded by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship.

Michael's PhD examined the relationship between changes in alcohol outlet density in Melbourne and rates of alcohol-related harms, producing important new evidence that liquor licensing has a key role to play in limiting harm from alcohol. Subsequently, Michael has undertaken a number of projects focusing on risky drinking among young people, including an analysis of recent trends and an examination of individual and environmental factors associated with regular high-risk drinking. He has been a contributor to CAPR's work on alcohol's harm to others.

Michael has published widely in the field and regularly presents his work to academic, government and community audiences. He has a national media profile on alcohol issues, appearing on television (e.g. The 7:30 Report, Nine News), radio (e.g. Radio National, 774, 3AW) and in the print media (e.g. The Age, The Herald Sun, The Australian etc).

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