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Current NDARC Higher Degree Research Students

Student name  

Project title  

Primary supervisor

Liam Acheson Pilot randomised controlled trial of lisdexamphetamine for the treatment of methamphetamine withdrawal Professor Michael Farrell

Chrianna Bharat

Data-Supported Decision Making: optimising substance dependence treatment using linked data (read more)

Professor Louisa Degenhardt

Rebecca Bosworth

Reduction of drug-related harm in prison: A global assessment of the current situation and evaluation of specific programs (read more)

Professor Michael Farrell

Skye Trudgett (Bullen)

Evaluation of nation-wide programs for high-risk young people

Professor Anthony Shakeshaft

Alexander Burnett

The impact of comorbid mental health disorders on the treatment outcomes of people prescribed long-term opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.

Dr Natasa Gisev

Leigh Coney

“What are harms associated with cryptomarket use?”

Dr Amy Peacock

Christopher Eassey

Re-Thinking Harm Reduction Strategies in Sydney's Night Time Economy: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis (read more)

Professor Anthony Shakeshaft

George Economidis

Evaluation of Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare (FFT-CW) and Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) in NSW

Professor Anthony Shakeshaft

Juliana Erthal

Analysis of Global Changes in Opioid Medicine Production and Availability: Country, Regional and International Trends

Dr Natasa Gisev

Baillee Farah This research investigates policies and practices of patron eviction in Sydney's key nightlife precincts in relation to negotiations and experiences of pleasure and harm while using alcohol and other drugs. Dr Rachel Sutherland

Daisy Gibbs

Improving the evidence base for services working with people who are at high risk of re-offending after release from prison (read more)

Dr Sara Farnbach

Ria Hopkins Identifying and addressing issues in access to health services among people using opioids for chronic pain. Dr Natasa Gisev
Christel Macdonald The factors influencing court diversion of individuals with a drug/alcohol-related mental illness under s.32/33 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act. Professor Michael Farrell
Madeline News Closing the Gap? Critical Perspectives on Health Policy and Indigenous Self-Determination Professor Anthony Shakeshaft
Madeleine Powell Transforming the health system response to parents with drug and alcohol misuse and mental health problems to prevent child maltreatment: a population data linkage study. Kathleen Falster
Olivia Price  Preventing infectious disease and associated harms among people who inject drugs Professor Louisa Degenhardt

Thomas Santo Jr

Drug & Alcohol Research- Comorbidities (mental and physical health)

Professor Louisa Degenhardt

Shivanjali Singh

Cannabis and its Acceptance by Patients and Health Professionals (CAPH)

Professor Michael Farrell
Nicole Snowdon AOD interventions in headspace centres Dr Ryan Courtney
Lucy Tran To better understand the nature of mental health disorders among people who use methamphetamine, treatment options for these mental disorders, and the effect that these mental disorders have on treatment outcomes for methamphetamine use Professor Louisa Degenhardt
Saki (Ruba) Talukder Barriers to Treatment Utilization and Smoking Cessation among People with Mental Health Disorder Dr Ryan Courtney
Paige Webb The impact of methamphetamine use on the families of users Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin
Amelia Woods A retrospective analysis of treatment provision and needs for incarcerated patients with Alcohol Use Disorders in NSW Professor Anthony Shakeshaft

Wing See Yuen

Trajectories of Alcohol-related Harms in Young People (read more)

Professor Michael Farrell