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NDARC alumni

Since NDARC's inception, more than 80 students have successfully completed a higher degree research (HDR) program at the Centre (PhD and Masters), with a success rate of over 90%.


 

 

 

Students who have completed a PhD at NDARC:

 

Completion Year   

First Name   

Surname   

Thesis

1994

Lynette

Lewis

The inner Sydney gay dance party culture in the context of the HIVAIDS pandemic: a qualitative analysis.

1994

Nadia

Solowij

Event-related potential indices of cognitive functioning in long term cannabis use.

1995

Jan

Copeland

The development of a model of treatment for women with alcohol and other drug problems.

1996

Amanda

Baker

Motivational interviewing and relapse prevention interventions for HIV risk reduction among injecting drug users.

1996

Margaret

Kelaher

Decision-making and HIV risk behaviour among gay men and injecting drug users.

1996

Vaughan

Rees

Cue reactivity in tobacco smokers : the role of Pavlovian conditioning in drug dependence phenomena.

1996

Claudia

Sannibale

An evaluation of Cloninger's typology of alcohol abuse.

1996

Jeff

Ward

Factors influencing the effectiveness of methadone maintenance treatment : change and innovation in New South Wales, Australia 1985-1995.

1997

Kate

Dolan

HIV in Australian prisons : transmission, risk behaviours and prevention.

1999

Margaret

Cooke

Barriers to the systematic provision of smoking cessation education during pregnancy.

1999

Julie

Hando

Patterns of illicit psychostimulant use in Australia and correlates of harm.

1999

Rebecca

McKetin

Cognitive functioning and psychological morbidity among illicit amphetamine users.

1999

Joanne

Ross

Benzodiazepine use among heroin users in Sydney, Australia.

1999

Wendy

Swift

Patterns and correlates of cannabis dependence.

1999

Libby

Topp

The nature of the amphetamine dependence syndrome.

2000

Catherine

Spooner

The nature and treatment of psychoactive substance use disorders among adolescents.

2001

Louisa

Degenhardt

Comorbidity between substance use and mental health in Australia: Relationships of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use with other substance use and mental disorders.

2002

Amanda

Reid

Cannabis use and risk perception among Australian youth.

2003

Sharlene

Kaye

Injecting and non-injecting cocaine use in Sydney, Australia: prevalence, patterns and associated harms.

2004

Lucinda

Burns

Comorbidity between alcohol use disorders, anxiety and depression.

2005

Carolyn

Day

Understanding the relationship between hepatitis C infection and heroin use in Australia: Epidemics, drug markets and methodology.

2005

Peter

Lawrinson

Development and piloting of a treatment outcome monitoring system for opioid maintenance pharmacotherapy services in New South Wales, Australia.

2006

Neil

Donnelly

The use of interrupted time series analysis to evaluate the impact of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme policies on drug utilisation in Australia.

2006

Jo

Kimber

Role of the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in reducing injecting drug use-related harm: evaluating accessibility, utilisation, coverage and selected health impacts.

2006

Katherine

Mills

Post traumatic stress disorder among people with heroin dependence.

2006

Anna

Williamson

The effects of cocaine use on outcomes for the treatment of heroin dependence in Sydney, Australia.

2007

Heather

Proudfoot

DSM-IV alcohol use disorders in Australia: validity, prevalence and treatment seeking.

2007

Laura

Vogl

Climate schools: alcohol module - the feasibility and efficacy of a universal school-based computerised prevention program for alcohol misuse and related harms.

2008

Elizabeth

Maloney

Opioid dependence: Associations with suicidal behaviour and other psychiatric comorbidity.

2008

Greg

Martin

Brief intervention for cannabis use among young people.

2009

Amy

Gibson

Mortality among the recipients of methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone maintenance for the treatment of opioid dependence: the levels, predictors and causes of mortality.

2009

Devon

Indig

Detection of alcohol-related emergency department presentations.

2009

Nicola

Newton

The development and evaluation of a school-based prevention program for alcohol and cannabis use delivered via the internet.

2009

James

Shearer

Modafinil for psychostimulant dependence.

2009

Deborah

Zador

Studies in opioid drug related death.

2010

Elizabeth

Conroy

The importance of child maltreatment as a correlate of mental disorder among opioid-dependent persons.

2011

Courtney

Breen

Alcohol consumption and related harms in regional communities: exploring individual and community factors.

2011

Alys

Havard

Targeting alcohol problems among patients of rural Australian emergency departments: establishing an evidence base.

2011

Sarah

Larney

Opioid substitution treatment in prison and post-release: effects on criminal recidivism and mortality.

2011

Hector

Navarro

Economic evaluations of interventions for alcohol misuse, dependence, and to reduce alcohol-related violent crime, at a community level in rural Australia.

2011

Marian

Shanahan

Assessing the economic consequences of two cannabis policy options.

2011

Fiona

Shand

The latent structure of illicit opioid dependence and comorbid psychiatric disorders.

2012

Emma

Barrett

Hurt people who hurt people: anger and violence among individuals with substance use disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.

2012

Joshua

Byrnes

The impact of price on alcohol consumption and the cost-effectiveness of a volumetric tax on alcohol in Australia.

2012

Peter

Gates

Development and evaluation of a telephone-based intervention for cannabis use disorder.

2012

Briony

Larance

Non-adherence in opioid substitution therapy in Australia.

2012

Francis

Matthew-Simmons

Public opinion, the media, and illicit drug policy.

2012

Louise

Mewton

The classification of substance use disorders in young adults.

2012

Edmund

Silins

Patterns and correlates of cannabis use in young adulthood.

2013

Amy

Johnston

Suicidality in Australia: prevalence, correlates, trends and health service use.

2013

Lynne

Magor-Blatch

Intervention for amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) use in the therapeutic community.

2013

Paul

Nelson

Drug use and recidivism among young offenders on supervised community orders.

2013

Melanie

Simpson

Caught red-eyed and red-handed: an exploration of cannabis use and criminal offending.

2014

Bianca

Calabria

Creating partnerships between researchers, health care providers and Indigenous Australians to improve Indigenous health: a demonstration model.

2014

Timothy

McSweeney

Promoting compliance, 'recovery' and 'desistance': Comparative case studies of pre-sentence diversion schemes for drug misusing arrestees in Australia and England.

2014

Monika

Wadolowski

Sipping, drinking, and parental alcohol provision: Understanding quantities of early adolescent alcohol consumption in relation to parenting practices, peer influences, and problem behaviours.

2015

Mark

Deady

Comorbid depression and problematic alcohol use in young people: the development and evaluation of an online intervention.

2015

Dam Anh

Tran

Barriers to antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV in Vietnam.

2015

Michelle

Tye

Understanding the liability to violent offending among injection drug users: the contribution of predispositional and substance use risks.

2016

Gabrielle

Campbell

Complexities and comorbidities in patients with chronic non-cancer pain: Suicidal behaviours and pharmaceutical opioid use.

2016

Katrina

Champion

Paying attention to prevention: An Internet-based framework to address alcohol, cannabis, ecstasy and new psychoactive substance use.

2016

Kari

Lancaster

Problematising the 'evidence-based' drug policy paradigm.

2016

Clare

McCormack

Prenatal alcohol exposure and infant cognitive development.

2016

Larissa

Rossen

Prospective predictors of bonding and emotional availability: A longitudinal study of pregnancy and the first year of life.

2016

Thu

Vuong

Economic evaluation comparing the cost-effectiveness of center-based compulsory rehabilitation (CCT) and voluntary community-based methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in Hai Phong City, Vietnam.

2017

Lucy

Albertella

Cannabis use, schizotypy, and attentional inhibition: a longitudinal study.

2017

Elizabeth

Whittaker

Housing the ‘hard-to-house’: Examination of homelessness and the impact of Housing First programs in Australia.

2017

Louise

Birrell

Untangling co-morbidity: substance use and mental health in young Australians.

2017

Mieke

Snijder

Maldahnalanga: Integrating rigorous research and community participation in Aboriginal community-based research.

2018

Katrina

Prior

Substance use disorders, depression and social phobia: An examination of co-occurring disorders.

2018

Alice

Knight

Improving the evidence-base for third sector delivered programs working with high-risk young people.

2018

Alice

Munro

Healing together: Identifying the value of partnerships between rural Aboriginal communities, services and researchers to co-design, implement and evaluate programs to reduce drug and alcohol harms.

2018

Bianca

Hoban

Associations between multiple medication use and medication-related problems among people with chronic non-cancer pain who are prescribed opioids.

2018

Veronica

Boland

"I'm not strong enough, I'm not good enough, I can't do this, I'm failing": barriers, facilitators and future directions for smoking cessation among low-socioeconomic status Australian smokers.

2018

Erin

Kelly

Tackling adolescent bullying head on: Victimisation, perpetration and targeted intervention.

2018

Sonja

Memedovic

Substance use disorders and depression: An examination of their relationship and the role of repetitive negative thinking as a shared risk factor.

2018

Matthew

O'Reilly

Understanding how high-level synthetic stimulant traffickers in Australia adapt to changes in their drug supply.

2018

Rachel

Sutherland

New psychoactive substances in Australia.

2019

Amanda

Roxburgh

The epidemiology of opioid overdose mortality in Australia.

2019

Vivienne

Moxham-Hall

Investigating the utility of indexes in comparative drug policy analysis.

2019

Kerryn

Butler

Hepatitis C testing and treatment among people who inject drugs.

2019

Shann

Hulme

The diversion and supply of pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical use.

2020

Richard

Mellor

Advancing understandings of remission and approaches to treatment through an examination of untreated remission from alcohol problems.

2020

Philip

Clare

Methods of Adjusting for Exposure-affected Time-varying Confounding.

2020

Bonita

Byrne

Cultures within culture: exploring the influence of Aboriginal clan, family and community relationships in responding to alcohol related harms in Aboriginal communities in NSW.


Students who have completed a MD at NDARC:

Completion Year

First Name

Surname

Thesis

2008

Adam

Winstock 

The spectrum of substance use risk among in and out treatment drug using populations and the role of service providers in optimising the potential benefits of treatment through enhancing treatment knowledge, satisfaction and adherence.
2012 Bradley Mathers Developing a global perspective on injecting drug use, related harms and responses.

NDARC offers postgraduate research opportunities for students interested in alcohol and other drug research. Visit scholarships at NDARC for more information and scholarship opportunities.  

A number of NDARC staff are available to supervise HDR candidates. Visit find a supervisor for a full list of potential supervisors. 

Visit our students for a list of current NDARC HDR students and their projects. 

If you have any questions or require further information about NDARC’s HDR program please email ndarc.hdr@unsw.edu.au.