Michael is the Chief Executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), and tweets from @MichaelTThorn.
Kypros Kypri is a Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology & Prevention of Alcohol-related Injury and Disease at University of Newcastle. He is a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and UoN Senior Brawn Fellow. Kypros trained in experimental and clinical psychology at the University of NSW, University of Otago, and University of California San Diego, and completed his PhD in injury epidemiology at the University of Otago. With the input of many colleagues he has established an alcohol research group at UoN which is the hub of several national and international collaborations. These involve methodological, aetiological and intervention studies addressing the disease burden attributable to alcohol consumption.
Dr Dennis Young
Brian is the Executive Officer for the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) and Senior Policy Advisor on Alcohol at the Cancer Council Victoria. He has a background in policy, research and advocacy within public health field, with a focus on drug and alcohol issues, and has worked with a number of NGOs, statutory bodies, and all three levels of government.
Professor Sandra Jones is an ARC Future Fellow and the Director of the Centre for Health and Social Research at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. From 2001 to 2014 she was the Founding Director of the Centre for Health Initiatives at the University of Wollongong. Her research focuses on the relationship between media and health, including the impacts of advertising in the print and electronic media on health behaviour, and the use of social marketing to improve population health. She also conducts research in the area of advertising and marketing regulation, particularly in relation to alcohol marketing. Sandra has published more than 150 refereed papers and been awarded in excess of $8 million in research funding. Sandra is also a member of numerous alcohol-related policy and advocacy bodies, and a Director of Amaze (Autism Victoria).
Dr John Crozier
Dr John Crozier is co-chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) Committee and Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trauma Committee.