NDARC Director, Professor Michael Farrell will give a brief introduction for this presentation by award-winning author Gabrielle Carey. Gabrielle will discuss the work she has been doing to research her next book, which will explore substance use and mental health issues experienced by members of her own family.
Dr Gabrielle Carey
Gabrielle Carey published her first co-written book, Puberty Blues, while still in her teens. She has since written biography, autobiography, memoir, essays and articles. Her book, Moving Among Strangers (UQP 2013), was the joint winner of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Award for Non-Fiction and short-listed for the 2015 National Biography Award.
Gabrielle holds a Master of Arts (English) from the Australian Catholic University and a Doctorate of Creative Arts (Writing) from Western Sydney University. For the past twenty years Gabrielle has taught writing at various universities including the University of Canberra, the University of Western Sydney and the University of Sydney. She is currently the H.C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellow at the Australian National University.
Professor Michael Farrell is the Director of NDARC and a long-time friend of Gabrielle Carey. He is widely published in the field of drug and alcohol research and was Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London prior to moving to Sydney in 2011.