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educator , research sociologist

Robin Gerald Walden Room, American research sociologist, educator. Recipient Jellinek Memorial award for alcohol studies, 1983; National Alcohol Research Center grantee, 1977-1991. Member American Sociological Association, Society for Study Social Problems, Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, Research Society on Alcoholism, International Council on Alcohol and Addiction.

Background

Room, Robin Gerald Walden was born on December 28, 1939 in Sydney, Australia. Son of Thomas Gerald and Jessica (Bannerman) Room.

Education

AB, Princeton University, 1960. Master of Arts in English, University California, Berkeley, 1963. Master of Arts in Sociology, University California, Berkeley, 1968.

Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1978.

Career

Research associate George Washington University, Berkeley, 1968-1970. Principal administrative analyst and lecturer Social Research Group, University California, 1971-1980, science director Social Research Group, 1978-1981. Adjunct professor department social and administrative health science School Public Health, University California, 1982-1991.

Science director Alcohol Research Group, Institute Epid./Behav. Medicine Medical Research Institute, San Francisco, 1981-1991. Vice president for research Addiction Research Foundation, Toronto, 1991-1998.

Professor pyb. helath science, sociology, psychiatry University Toronto, 1993-1998. Director, professor Center for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs Stockholm University, since 1999. Advisor, member advisory panel on drug and alcohol dependence World Health Organization.

Board directors International Council on Alcohol and Addictions, 1982-1995.

Membership

Member American Sociological Association, Society for Study Social Problems, Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, Research Society on Alcoholism, International Council on Alcohol and Addiction.

Connections

Married Elisabeth Ballachey, February 1, 1962 (divorced). Children: David, Catherine, Joshua.

father:
Thomas Gerald Room

mother:
Jessica (Bannerman) Room

spouse:
Elisabeth Ballachey

children:
David Room

Catherine Room

Joshua Room