Dr Lucy Burns has been Senior Lecturer within the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre since 2008. Dr Burns holds a PhD (1999-2003), from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales where she researched the epidemiology of comorbidity between alcohol use disorders, anxiety and depression. She also holds a Master of Public Health (1992-1996), School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Sydney University and completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Policy (2007-2008) through the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Sydney University. Dr Burns also has expertise in advanced statistical and research methods using linked data; and has interests in drug use amongst marginalised groups including women who are pregnant and people who are homeless. Dr Burns is Manager of the Drug Trends Program including the EDRS, IDRS and NIDIP.