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Description: Matt Egan is an Associate Professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently working on guidance for public health systems evaluation, including systems relevant to alcohol availability, and he is a Co-PI on the NIHR funded ExILEnS study of Public Health involvement in alcohol licensing (led by Stirling University). He has previously been involved in local level evaluations of alcohol availability interventions in the UK including Cumulative Impact Policies and 'Reducing the Strength.' McGill E, Marks D, Sumpter C, Egan M. Consequences of removing cheap, super-strength beer and cider: a qualitative study of a UK local alcohol availability intervention BMJ Open. 2016;6:e010759 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010759 Egan M, Brennan A, Buykx P, Vocht Fd, Gavens L, Grace D, Halliday E, Hickman M, Holt V, Mooney J D, Lock K. Local policies to tackle a national problem: Comparative qualitative case studies of an English local authority alcohol availability intervention Health and Place. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.06.007 Grace D, Egan M, Lock K. Examining local processes when applying a cumulative impact policy to address harms of alcohol outlet density Health & Place. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.05.005 Sumpter C, McGill E, Dickie E, Champo E, Romeri E, Egan M. Reducing the Strength: a mixed methods evaluation of alcohol retailers’ willingness to voluntarily reduce the availability of low cost, high strength beers and ciders in two UK local authorities BioMed Central. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3117-7