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Miss Samantha Colledge


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Samantha joined the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre in 2016 as a Research Assistant. She worked on a series of ongoing systematic reviews that investigated the global prevalence of injecting drug use, as well as sociodemographic characteristics and blood borne virus prevalence among people who inject drugs (PWID). She commenced her PhD in 2018, continuing to expand on this body of work. She has investigated non-fatal overdose, frequency of injecting and suicidality among PWID.


Prior to joining NDARC, Samantha completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of Queensland in 2015.

University role: 
Research Officer

Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychological Science in 2015 (2A Honours)

Research activities: 

Samantha is working for Professor Louisa Degenhardt on a systematic review about people who inject drugs, including global prevalence of injectors, characteristics of this population, and HIV, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B prevalence among this population.