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Charles Parry

Charles Parry

Director of the Alcohol, Tobacco & Oher Drug Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council

Professor Charles Parry is the director of the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council. He is also an extraordinary professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University and is registered with the HPCSA as a Clinical and Research Psychologist. Trained in South Africa and the USA in clinical/community psychology and mathematical statistics he has published over 200 indexed journal articles and co-authored three books on alcohol policy. His current research centres on alcohol epidemiology and policy; alcohol use and HIV/TB treatment; and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. He is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of four international journals. Since 2006 he has been a member of the WHO Expert Panel on Drug Dependence and Alcohol Problems and in 2010 was appointed to the technical advisory group of the UNODC/WHO joint program on drug dependence, treatment and care and the board of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance.

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May 24, 2017 15:19 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

The alcohol industry is doing exactly what the tobacco industry did several decades ago to ensure growth and increase profits: expanding into Africa as an underdeveloped market. As a result, exposure to alcohol in African...

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