GAPA key contact points are:

GAPA Chair’s Office

Prof. Sally Casswell
Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE)
SHORE & Whariki Research Centre
College of Health,
Massey University,
P.O. Box 6137,
Wellesley St,
New Zealand

Tel: +64 (9) 366 6136
Email: gapa (at)

GAPA Secretary’s office

Mr Øystein Bakke
Torggata 1
0181 OSLO

Tel: +47 416 22 135
Fax: +47 23 21 45 01
Email: gapa (at)
oystein (at)

Professor Sally Casswell


New Zealand

Sally Casswell holds a personal chair in social and health research and is Director of SHORE (a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre) and Co-director of the SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand.

Her research interests are in social and public health policy, particularly in relation to alcohol and other unhealthy commodities.

She has interest in development and implementation of healthy public policy at the global level and in international collaborative research. She was selected by her peers to receive the Jellinek Memorial Award, the premier international award for alcohol research, for her contributions to ‘the understanding of social and cultural drinking patterns and public attitudes’ and has been Vice President and President of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol.

She has published more than 200 articles in peer reviewed international journals, is a member of the World Health Organisation’s Expert Advisory Panel on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Member of WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Disease and participant in the WHO Expert meetings on Economic and Commercial Determinants of Health.

Mr. Øystein Bakke

Mr Øystein Bakke

GAPA Secretary


Øystein Bakke holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo. He is presently Senior Advisor for the Alcohol, Drugs and Development programme of the Norwegian NGO FORUT, where he has been since 2000.

FORUT allocates part of Mr. Bakke’s time to function as GAPA Secretary. He has previously also held other positions in FORUT, including Assistant Resident Representative in Sri Lanka and worked in journalism.

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