Yevgeniy Goryakin is a Health Economist/Policy Analyst at the Health Division of the OECD, where he focuses on modelling the health and economic impact of public health interventions promoting healthier diet and physical activity as well as reducing harmful alcohol consumption. His other interests lie in econometric analysis of socioeconomic determinants of health, including the impact of macro-level factors such as technological change, urbanization, economic and social globalization. He has a PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as an MPhil in Development Studies from Cambridge University.

Dag Rekve is a Senior Technical Officer in the Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse in WHO. Dag holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Economics and has studied psychology and addiction behaviour.  He has worked as a Senior Adviser in the Ministry of Health in Norway, as the Programme Manager on Alcohol and Drugs in the WHO European Region and has additional work experience as a clinical counsellor in a treatment facility, as a municipal drug adviser and as a director of a national prevention campaign.  He has been in the secretarial team of numerous policy papers and reports on substance use at local, national and international levels.

Aisha Holloway is Professor of Nursing Studies and Head of Nursing Studies. A Registered Adult Nurse she has had clinical experience in General Medicine, Acute Medical Admissions and Intensive Care. Her overarching research programme has a public health and alcohol related harm focus underpinned by strong professional health policy leadership with a focus on the development and evaluation of complex alcohol interventions and innovative research engagement methods. Aisha has previously had a secondment to the Alcohol Policy Team at Scottish Government as an Honorary Nurse Consultant for Alcohol Research and Policy. She the Chair of the Scottish Alcohol Research Network, and is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her current work funded by NIHR-PH focuses on piloting the feasibility and implementation of an alcohol extended intervention for males on remand.

Peter is a Trustee of the European Youth Parliament United Kingdom - a National Committee of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) a non- partisan organisation active in 40 countries around Europe. The EYP seeks to inspire and empower young Europeans to become open-minded, tolerant and active citizens. Peter has completed three years of his Medicine degree at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is currently taking a year out to undertake a Masters Degree in Global Health at the University of Maastricht.

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