Dr Jacques Raubenheimer: Drug surveillance using internet search data from Google Trends - what are the possibilities?

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Date Published:
11 Apr 2019
Contact person:
NDARC.Events@unsw.edu.au
Event date: 
Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 3:00pm

This presentation will focus on the use of a tool developed by the presenter for accessing raw Google Trends search probability data, and how this might be used for contemporaneous forecasting of drug interest, as well as limitations to the data which indicate that they cannot provide a complete picture of drug interest, but can, it is hoped, supplement conventional drug interest survey data.

Speaker bio:

Dr Jacques Raubenheimer

Translational Australian Clinical Toxicology, The University of Sydney

Jacques Raubenheimer moved from South Africa to Australia at the start of 2017 to work with the NHMRC-funded Translational Australian Clinical Toxicology programme. His current aim is to establish methods for using internet search- and social media data for the monitoring and nowcasting of trends in drug interest, particularly novel substances and substances slipping under the radar of conventional regulation, such as Human Enhancement Drugs (HEDs).

Open to: 
Public
Location: 
Lecture Room 122, Building R1, 22 - 32 King St Randwick, NSW 2031
Cost: 
Free
Booking deadline: 
Contact for bookings: 
NDARC.Events@unsw.edu.au
Number of seats available: 
80
Contact for inquiries: 
NDARC.Events@unsw.edu.au