Anthony is a Senior Policy Officer at the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. He has degrees in science and economics from the ANU, and is currently undertaking graduate study in psychology. Anthony previously worked in economic research in the Commonwealth Government. He is passionate about the benefits of preventive health measures, with particular interest in the taxation, marketing and availability of alcohol. When not at work or study, Anthony enjoys music festivals, reading and travel.
Claire Wilkinson is a research officer at the Centre for Alcohol Policy and Research (CAPR) at La Trobe University. She is a PhD candidate at the School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne, Her research is exploring the local implementation of liquor licensing laws.
Jon joined IAS in 2014 and has worked on a wide range of topics, including alcohol’s relationship with domestic violence, health inequalities, and its impact on the emergency services. His main area of expertise is alcohol licensing; he is currently conducting a large scale research project into the 2003 Licensing Act. Jon has spoken on the subject at a number of conferences, events and debates, including those run by the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the Institute of Licensing and the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance.
Jon joined IAS from Sense, the national deafblind charity, where he worked on disability benefits and special educational needs. Before that he worked for an MP running election campaigns, including a successful campaign at the 2010 General Election. Jon studied Social Sciences at Durham University and has a MSc in Sociology and Social Policy from Southampton University, which he passed with Distinction. He also represented the Great Britain Under 23 Rowing Team at two World Championships, and is a former winner at Henley Royal Regatta.