Robin Room is a sociologist who has directed alcohol and drug research centres in the US, Canada and Sweden, and now in Australia, his native country. He is a Professor of Population Health and Chair of Social Research in Alcohol at the University of Melbourne; and Director of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at the Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre. He has been an advisor for the World Health Organization since 1975, has been president of the international scientific society for social alcohol research, and is Editor-in Chief of Drug and Alcohol Review. Professor Room’s research is on social, cultural and epidemiological studies of alcohol, drugs and gambling behaviour and problems, and studies of social responses to alcohol and drug problems and of the effects of policy changes.
Georgia joined Turning Point in February 2014 after graduating from a Master of Public Health. Georgia has been working on a data archive for the WHO/Thai Health Collaborative Study’s work on alcohol related harms to others. She is also undertaking comparative analyses of Australian and New Zealand alcohol’s harm to others data.