Dr Tina Lam

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Dr Tina Lam is a Research Fellow at the Monash Addiction Research Centre who specialises in conducting policy and practice relevant research that will improve the health of all Australians.

Dr Lam is a chief investigator and the national coordinator for the 'Young Australians Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS)'. YAARS is a National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) project run in collaboration with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (University of New South Wales), Turning Point (Monash University; VIC), the University of Tasmania, Flinders University (SA), ACT Health, Charles Darwin University (NT), and the University of Queensland. YAARS aims to investigate trends in alcohol use among young people over time to examine risky patterns and influences on alcohol consumption amongst Australian adolescents.

Her previous roles have included being the state coordinator for the Client Pathways through Treatment (‘Pathways’) project and the Patron offending and Intoxication in Night Time Entertainment Districts (‘POINTED’) project. Tina's PhD explored alcohol and other drug use at school leavers' celebrations ('Schoolies') which was recognised with a McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth award.

Dr Lam contributes to the policy debate at all three levels of government and is regularly quoted on alcohol-related issues in the media. She also contributes to programs aimed at supporting diversity and building equality such as the Science in Australia Gender Equity Athena Swan national program.

  • PhD, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
  • Cert Alcohol and Other Drugs Work, Central Institute of Technology
  • BPsych (Hons) Psychology, University of Sydney

Lam, T., Laslett, A., L., Ogeil, R., Lubman, D., Liang, W., Chikritzhs, T., N., Gilmore, W., Lenton, S., Fischer, J., Aiken, A., Mattick, R., Burns, L., Midford, R. and Allsop, S. From eye rolls to punches: experience of harm from others’ drinking amongst risky drinking adolescents across Australia. Public Health Research & Practice. [In Press] [RJ1469]

Lam, T., Ogeil, R., Fischer, A., Midford, R., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N., Lenton, S., Aiken, A. and Allsop, S. (2019). Alcohol supply as a favour for a friend: Scenarios of alcohol supply to younger friends and siblings. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. [RJ1460]

ACT Health, A., Olsen, A. and Lam, T. (2018). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) Report 2016/17 – Australian Capital Territory main findings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T260] Download PDF

Aiken, A., Lam, T., Gilmore, W., Burns, L., Chikritzhs, T., N., Lenton, S., Lloyd, B., Lubman, D., Ogeil, R. and Allsop, S. (2018). Youth perceptions of alcohol advertising: Are current advertising regulations working? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42, (3), pp. 234-239. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12792 [RJ1055] View web page

Coomber, K., Chikritzhs, T., N., Morgan, A., Lam, T., Droste, N., Mayshak, R., Curtis, A., Guadagno, B., Hyder, S., Gilmore, W., Peacock, A., Bruno, R., Taylor, N. and Miller, P., G. (2018). Targeting at-risk samples through brief face-to-face interviews in night-time entertainment precincts. Journal of Substance Use, 23, (4), pp. 353-357. DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2017.1410239 [RJ1389] View web page

deAngelis, O., Bruno, R. and Lam, T. (2018). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) Report 2016/17 – Tasmanian main findings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T265] Download PDF

Droste, N., Miller, P., G., Kaestle, C., Curtis, A., Hyder, S., Coomber, K., Pennay, A., Chikritzhs, T., N., Lam, T. and Gilmore, W. (2018). Comparing levels of blood alcohol concentration and indicators of impairment in nightlife patrons. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37, pp. S348-S356. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12639 [RJ1374] View web page

Fischer, J., Roche, A., Trifonoff, A., McEntee, A. and Lam, T. (2018). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) Report 2016/17 – South Australian main findings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T264] Download PDF

Foulds, J., Manning, V., Garfield, J., B., Allsop, S., Lam, T., Arunogiri, S. and Lubman, D. (2018). Prescribed sedative and other psychotropic medication use among clients attending alcohol and other drug treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12841 [RJ1396] View web page

Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R., J. (2018). Alcohol marketing on YouTube: Exploratory analysis of content adaptation to enhance user engagement in different national contexts. BMC Public Health, 18, (141). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5035-3 [RJ1397] View web page

Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R., J. (2018). The association between exposure to social media alcohol marketing and youth alcohol use in India and Australia. BMC Public Health, 18, (726). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5645-9 [RJ1393] View web page

Lam, T., Lenton, S., Chikritzhs, T., N., Gilmore, W., Liang, W., Pandzic, I., Ogeil, R., Faulkner, A., Lloyd, B., Lubman, D., Aiken, A., Burns, L., Mattick, R., ACT Health, A., Olsen, A., Bruno, R., deAngelis, O., Roche, A., Fischer, J., Trifonoff, A., Midford, R., Salom, C., L., Alati, R. and Allsop, S. (2018). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS): National Report 2016/17. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T259] Download PDF

Lam, T., Ogeil, R., Allsop, S., Chikritzhs, T., N., Fischer, J., Midford, R., Gilmore, W., Lenton, S., Liang, W., Lloyd, B., Aiken, A., Mattick, R. and Lubman, D. (2018). Insomnia and regulation of sleep-wake cycle with drugs among adolescent risky drinkers. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 14, (9), pp. 1529-1537. DOI: 10.5664/jcsm.7330 [RJ1437] View web page

Lubman, D., Lloyd, B., Ogeil, R., Faulkner, A., Wilson, J., C., Reed, M., Connor, C. and Lam, T. (2018). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) Report 2016/17 – Victorian main findings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T266] Download PDF

Mattick, R., Burns, L., Aiken, A. and Lam, T. (2018). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) Report 2016/17 – New South Wales main findings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T262] Download PDF

Midford, R. and Lam, T. (2018). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) Report 2016/17 – Northern Territory main findings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T261] Download PDF

Pandzic, I., Allsop, S., Lenton, S., Chikritzhs, T., N., Gilmore, W., Liang, W. and Lam, T. (2018). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) Report 2016/17 – Western Australian main findings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T267] Download PDF

Rechichi, V., Chikritzhs, T., N., Moore, D., McBride, N., Tait, R., J., Lam, T. and Lenton, S. (2018). Submission on the Consultation Draft: National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [R322]

Salom, C., L., Alati, R. and Lam, T. (2018). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) Report 2016/17 – Queensland main findings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T263] Download PDF

Wilson, J., C., Ogeil, R., Lam, T., Lenton, S., Lloyd, B., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N., Mattick, R., Lubman, D. and Allsop, S. (2018). Re-thinking pre-drinking: Implications from a sample of teenagers who drink in private settings. International Journal of Drug Policy, 52, pp. 20-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.11.024 [RJ1136] View web page

Coomber, K., Mayshak, R., Hyder, S., Droste, N., Curtis, A., Pennay, A., Gilmore, W., Lam, T., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Miller, P., G. (2017). Demographic and substance use factors associated with non-violent alcohol-related injuries among patrons of Australian night-time entertainment districts. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, (1), pp. 75. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14010075 [RJ1297] View web page

Curtis, A., Coomber, K., Droste, N., Hyder, S., Mayshak, R., Lam, T., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Miller, P., G. (2017). Consumption plans for the rest of the night among Australian nightlife patrons. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 6, (1), pp. 19-25. DOI: 10.7895/ijadr.v6i1.243 [RJ1352] View web page

Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R., J. (2017). A cross-national comparison of the Twitter feeds of popular alcohol brands in India and Australia. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy. pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2017.1411886 [RJ1391] View web page

Gupta, H., Pettigrew, S., Lam, T. and Tait, R., J. (2017). How alcohol marketing engages users with alcohol brand content on Facebook: An Indian and Australian perspective. Critical Public Health. DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2017.1318203 [RJ1244] View web page

Hyder, S., Coomber, K., Pennay, A., Droste, N., Curtis, A., Mayshak, R., Lam, T., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Miller, P., G. (2017). Correlates of verbal and physical aggression among patrons of licensed venues in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12552 [RJ1249] View web page

Lam, T., Chikritzhs, T., N., Liang, W. and Allsop, S. (2017). Parental alcohol supply at school leavers’ celebrations and other peer-based social events. Journal of Substance Use, 22, (5), pp. 516-523. DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2016.1259365 [RJ1054] View web page

Lam, T., Lenton, S., Ogeil, R., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Chikritzhs, T., N., Gilmore, W., Lloyd, B., Wilson, J., C., Lubman, D., Mattick, R. and Allsop, S. (2017). Most recent risky drinking session with Australian teenagers. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41, (1), pp. 105–110. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12598 [RJ1209] View web page

Manning, V., Garfield, J., B., Best, D., Berends, L., Room, R., Mugavin, J., Larner, A., Lam, T., Buykx, P., Allsop, S. and Lubman, D. (2017). Substance use outcomes following treatment: Findings from the Australian Patient Pathways Study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51, (2), pp. 177-189. DOI: 10.1177/0004867415625815 [RJ1169] View web page

Berends, L., Garfield, J., B., Manning, V., Buykx, P., Lam, T., Mugavin, J., Larner, A., Room, R., Allsop, S. and Lubman, D. (2016). Social disadvantage and past treatment among clients entering public alcohol and drug services in two Australian states. International Journal of Drug Policy, 29, pp. 88-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.12.018 [RJ1175] View web page

Gupta, H., Pettigrew, S., Lam, T. and Tait, R., J. (2016). A systematic review of the impact of exposure to internet-based alcohol-related content on young people’s alcohol use behaviours. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 51, (6), pp. 763-771. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agw050 [RJ1203] View web page

Lam, T. (2016). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System. Drug and Alcohol Research Connections. [UJ207] View web page

Lam, T., Lenton, S., Chikritzhs, T., N., Gilmore, W., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Ogeil, R., Lloyd, B., Lubman, D., Mattick, R. and Allsop, S. (2016). Designed to protect: impact of alcohol policy measures on young risky drinkers. [UJ208] View web page Abstract

Lubman, D., Garfield, J., B., Manning, V., Berends, L., Best, D., Mugavin, J., Lam, T., Buykx, P., Larner, A., Lloyd, B., Room, R. and Allsop, S. (2016). Characteristics of individuals presenting to treatment for primary alcohol problems versus other drug problems in the Australian Patient Pathways study. BMC Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-0956-9 [RJ1208] View web page

Ogeil, R., Lloyd, B., Lam, T., Lenton, S., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N., Mattick, R., Allsop, S. and Lubman, D. (2016). Pre-drinking behaviour of young heavy drinkers: Differences based on demographics and location. Substance Use and Misuse, 51, (10), pp. 1297-1306. DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2016.1168443 [RJ1020] View web page

Riordan, B., C., Flett, J., A., Lam, T., Conner, T., S. and Scarf, D. (2016). The Jekyll and Hyde of our drinking: Event specific drinking, intervention, and prevention. In Gutierrez, W. (ed.) Alcohol Consumption: Patterns, Influences, and Health Effects. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 129-166. ISBN: 978-1-63485-546-4 [CH210]

Lam, T., Lenton, S., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Ogeil, R., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N., Lloyd, B., Lubman, D., Mattick, R. and Allsop, S. (2015). Alcohol policy impact on young risky drinkers and their support for proposed measures. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39, (2), pp. 129-134. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12326 [RJ1021] View web page

Lam, T., Liang, W., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Allsop, S. (2014). Alcohol and other drug use at school leavers' celebrations. Journal of Public Health, 36, (3), pp. 408-416. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdt087 [RJ922] View web page

Lubman, D., Manning, V., Best, D., Berends, L., Mugavin, J., Lloyd, B., Lam, T., Garfield, J., Buykx, P., Matthews, S., Larner, A., Allsop, S. and Room, R. (2014). A study of patient pathways in alcohol and other drug treatment. Turning Point, Fitzroy. [R275] View web page

Miller, P., G., Pennay, A., Droste, N., Butler, E., Jenkinson, R., Quinn, B., Chikritzhs, T., N., Tomsen, S., Wadds, P., Jones, S., Palmer, D., Barrie, L., Lam, T., Gilmore, W. and Lubman, D. (2014). A comparative study of breath-alcohol concentrations in Australian night-time entertainment districts. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33, (4), pp. 338-345. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12145 [RJ999] View web page

Miller, P., G., Pennay, A., Droste, N., Jenkinson, R., Quinn, B., Chikritzhs, T., N., Tomsen, S., Wadds, P., Jones, S., Palmer, D., Barrie, L., Lam, T., Gilmore, W. and Lubman, D. (2014). Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED). In Manton, L., Room, R., Giorgi, C. and Thorn, M. (eds.) Stemming the tide of alcohol: Liquor licensing and the public interest. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in collaboration with the University of Melbourne. [CH203]

Lam, T. (2013). School leavers’ celebrations: Parents can make a difference. [O] Download PDF Abstract

Lam, T. (2013). School leavers’ celebrations: Tips for celebrating students. [O] Download PDF Abstract

Miller, P., G., Pennay, A., Droste, N., Jenkinson, R., Quinn, B., Chikritzhs, T., N., Tomsen, S., Wadds, P., Jones, S., Palmer, D., Barrie, L., Lam, T., Gilmore, W. and Lubman, D. (2013). Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED). National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF), Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. [M80] Download PDF Abstract

Lam, T. (2012). Alcohol and other drug use at school leavers' celebrations in Western Australia. Curtin University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Ph.D. [TH]

Lam, T. and Allsop, S. (2012). The effectiveness of civil commitment: compulsory treatment of non-offenders with drug addictions. [T216] Abstract

Flewellen, R., Lam, T., Carruthers, S. and Allsop, S. (2015). Clinician behavioural intention to perform screening and brief intervention for alcohol-related injury in the emergency department. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34. John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12335 [UP35] View web page

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