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Professor Shane Darke


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Professor Shane Darke has worked in the field of illicit drug research at NDARC since 1988, and is a leading world expert on the morbidity and mortality associated with illicit drug use. He written many seminal works, particularly on opioid overdose, and has published widely in the area of illicit drug use, including work on opioid overdose, psychostimulant overdose, psychopathology, suicide, trauma, treatment outcome and toxicology. As of January 2019 he had published 275 research articles, 4 books, 85 Monographs and 8 book chapters. His most recent book is The Clinician’s Guide to Illicit Drugs and Health (Silverback Publishing, 2019), a comprehensive work that examines the health effects of each of the major illicit drugs. He is also the Regional Editor of Addiction (the leading international journal in the field) for Australasia & Southeast Asia, and an Associate Editor of Drug & Alcohol Dependence.


ORCID: 0000-0001-8718-7055

University role: 
Teaching & Supervision