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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 December 2021 he had published 300 research articles, 6 books, 85 Monographs and 8 book chapters. His most recent books are The Clinician’s Guide to Illicit Drugs and Health (Silverback Publishing, 2019) and The Pocket Guide Drugs and Health (Silverback Publishing, 2021), comprehensive works that examines the health effects of each of the major 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 both Drug & Alcohol Dependence and Drug & Alcohol Dependence Reports.



ORCID: 0000-0001-8718-7055

University role: 
Teaching & Supervision