Dr Anne-Marie Laslett

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Dr Anne-Marie Laslett is an adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Curtin University. Dr Laslett has qualifications in public health, epidemiology and dentistry, 20 years' experience in alcohol and other drug research and an international profile as an expert in alcohol's harm to others. Anne-Marie was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship to examine alcohol-related harms to children using a variety of data sources. Anne-Marie also works at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), La Trobe University. She currently directs the Range and Magnitude of Alcohol's Harm to Others project and is a co-investigator and technical advisor to the World Health Organization/Thai Health International Collaborative Research Project on 'The Harm to others from drinking'. Her doctoral dissertation focused on alcohol's involvement in child abuse and neglect managed in child protection systems and as reported in the national Alcohol's harm to others survey.

In her early career, Anne-Marie graduated as a dentist and proceeded to complete Master of Preventive and Community Dentistry (Oral Epidemiology) and Master of Public Health degrees. She was awarded a public health training position in the Victorian Department of Health and Community Services where she undertook a broad range of public health research and policy research projects, examining for example, interval breast cancers in screening programs, satisfaction with antenatal care and child injury prevention. Her CV includes 64 publications and she has presented widely at 54 national and international conferences. In 2011 her team was awarded the national award for excellence in alcohol and other drug research.

While her career has involved examining a wide range of health and social problems, the current emphasis of Anne-Marie's research as a NHMRC Early Career Fellow is on alcohol's involvement in child abuse and neglect cases, in addition to other outcomes including child injuries and deaths.

  • PhD Alcohol and child maltreatment (Public health), School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • MPH Public Health, Monash University
  • MDSc Dental Science, University of Melbourne
  • BDSc Dental Science, University of Melbourne
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Alcohol related harms
  • Alcohol’s harm to others
  • Alcohol-related harms to children
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Oral health

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]

Taft, A., Wilson, I., Laslett, A., L. and Kuntsche, S. Pathways to responding and preventing alcohol-related violence against women: why a gendered approach matters. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. [In Press] [RJ1534]

Callinan, S., Rankin, G., Room, R., Stanesby, O., Rao, G., Waleewong, O., Greenfield, T., K., Hope, A. and Laslett, A., L. (2018). Harms from a partner’s drinking: an international study on adverse effects and reduced quality of life for women. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 45, (2), pp. 170-178. DOI: 10.1080/00952990.2018.1540632 [RJ1462] View web page

Graham, K., Bernards, S., Laslett, A., L., Gmel, G., Kuntsche, S., Wilsnack, S., Bloomfield, K., Grittner, U., Taft, A., Wilson, I. and Wells, S. (2018). Children, parental alcohol consumption and intimate partner violence: A multi-country analysis by perpetration versus victimization and sex. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260518804182 [RJ1449] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Jiang, H. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2018). Child injury deaths linked with adult per capita alcohol consumption: a time series analysis of harm to children from others’ drinking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 185, pp. 360-366. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.11.024 [RJ1256] View web page

Room, R., Callinan, S., Greenfield, T., K., Rekve, D., Waleewong, O., Stanesby, O., Thamarangsi, T., Benegal, V., Casswell, S., Florenzano, R., Hanh, H., T., Hettige, S., Karriker-Jaffe, K., Obot, I., Rao, G., Siengsounthone, L. and Laslett, A., L. (2018). The social location of harm from others' drinking in 10 societies. Addiction, 114, (3), pp. 425-433. DOI: 10.1111/add.14447 [RJ1457] View web page

Stanesby, O., Callinan, S., Graham, K., Wilson, I., Greenfield, T., K., Wilsnack, S., Hettige, S., Hanh, H., T., Siengsounthone, L., Waleewong, O. and Laslett, A., L. (2018). Harm from known others’ drinking by relationship proximity to the harmful drinker and gender: A meta-analysis across ten countries. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 42, (9), pp. 1693-1703. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13828 [RJ1450] View web page

Waleewong, O., Laslett, A., L., Chenhall, R. and Room, R. (2018). Harm from others’ drinking-related aggression, violence and misconduct in five Asian countries and the implications. International Journal of Drug Policy, 56, pp. 101-107. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.03.015 [RJ1351] View web page

Waleewong, O., Laslett, A., L., Chenhall, R. and Room, R. (2018). Seeking-help for harm from others’ drinking in five Asian countries: Variation between societies, by type of harm and by source of help. Alcohol and Alcoholism. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agy044 [RJ1372] View web page

Wilkinson, C., Pennay, A., MacLean, S., Livingston, M., Room, R., Hamilton, M., Laslett, A., L., Jiang, H., Callinan, S. and Waleewong, O. (2018). Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity. The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), Melbourne: a decade on. Addiction, 113, (3), pp. 568-574. DOI: 10.1111/add.14075 [RJ1373] View web page

Jiang, H., Callinan, S., Laslett, A., L. and Room, R. (2017). Measuring time spent caring for drinkers and their dependents. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 52, (1), pp. 112-118. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agw070 [RJ1205] View web page

Laslett, A., L. (2017). Alcohol's harm to others: Evidence and Options for Community Action. In Giesbrecht, N. and Bosma, L. (eds.). American Public Health Association Press, Washington D.C.. pp. 67-82. [CH216]

Laslett, A., L., Jiang, H. and Room, R. (2017). Alcohol consumption of Australian parents: continuity and change in the new millennium. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, Canberra. [M98] Download PDF

Laslett, A., L., Jiang, H. and Room, R. (2017). Alcohol's involvement in an array of harms to intimate partners. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36, (1), pp. 72–79. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12435 [RJ1204] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Rankin, G., Waleewong, O., Callinan, S., Hoang, H., T., Florenzane, R., Hettige, S., Obot, I., Siengsounthone, L., Ibanga, A., Hope, A., Landberg, J., Vu, H., T., Thamarangsi, T., Rekve, D. and Room, R. (2017). A multi-country study of harms to children because of others' drinking. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78, (2), pp. 195-202. DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2017.78.195 [RJ1246] View web page

Stoove, M., A., Dietze, P. and Laslett, A., L. (2017). Epidemiology: analysing patterns of drug use and harm. In Ritter, A., King, T. and Lee, N. (eds.) Drug Use in Australian society (2nd ed). Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria. [CH217]

Callinan, S., Laslett, A., L., Rekve, D., Room, R., Waleewong, O., Benegal, V., Casswell, S., Florenzano, R., Vu, H., T., Hoang, H., T., Hettige, S., Huckle, T., Obot, I., Rao, G., Rankin, G. and Thamarangsi, T. (2016). Alcohol's harm to others: an international collaborative project. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 5, (2), pp. 25-32. DOI: 10.7895/ijadr.v5i2.218 [RJ1138] View web page

Tamutiene, I. and Laslett, A., L. (2016). Associative stigma and other harms in a sample of families of heavy drinkers in Lithuania. Journal of Substance Use, 22, (4), pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2016.1232760 [RJ1225] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Waleewong, O., Obot, I., Benegal, V., Hettige, S., Florenzano, R., Hanh, H., T., Hanh, V., T., Rao, G. and Room, R. (2016). Scoping response system management of alcohol's harm to others in lower middle income countries. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 33, (5), pp. 515-536. DOI: 10.1515/nsad-2016-0043 [RJ1224] View web page

Room, R., Laslett, A., L. and Jiang, H. (2016). Conceptual and methodological issues in studying alcohol’s harm to others. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 33, (5), pp. 455-478. DOI: 10.1515/nsad-2016-0038 [RJ1306] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Catalano, P., Chikritzhs, T., N., Dale, C., Doran, C., Ferris, J., Jainullabudeen, T., Livingston, M., Matthews, S., Mugavin, J., Room, R., Schlotterlein, M. and Wilkinson, C. (2015). Beyond the drinker: Longitudinal patterns in alcohol’s harm to others. FARE, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Canberra. [T203] Download PDF

Wilkinson, C., Pennay, A., MacLean, S., Livingston, M., Room, R., Hamilton, M., Laslett, A., L., Jiang, H., Callinan, S. and Waleewong, O. The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), Melbourne: a decade on. Addiction. [In Press] [RJ]

Jiang, H., Callinan, S., Laslett, A., L. and Room, R. (2015). Correlates of caring for the drinkers and others among those harmed by another's drinking. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34, (2), pp. 162-169. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12175 [RJ] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Callinan, S., Mugavin, J., Jiang, H., Livingston, M. and Room, R. (2015). Beyond the Drinker: Longitudinal patterns in alcohol's harm to others. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, Canberra. ISBN: 978-0-9925892-7-1 [M] Download PDF

Laslett, A., L., Mugavin, J., Jiang, H., Manton, L., Callinan, S., MacLean, S. and Room, R. (2015). The hidden harm: Alcohol’s impact on children and families. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, Canberra. ISBN: 978-0-9924978-4-2 [M] Download PDF

Laslett, A., L., Mugavin, J., Jiang, H., Callinan, S., Sarah, M. and Room, R. (2015). The hidden harm: Alcohol’s impact on children and families. In Laslett, A., L. (ed.). [M]

Berends, L., Ferris, J. and Laslett, A., L. (2014). On the nature of harms reported by those identifying a problematic drinker in the family, an exploratory study. Journal of Family Violence, 29, pp. 197-204. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-013-9570-5 [RJ] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Room, R. and Dietze, P. (2014). Substance misuse, mental health problems and recurrent child maltreatment. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 7, (1), pp. 15-23. [RJ]

Laslett, A., L., Wilkinson, C., Room, R., Livingston, M., Ferris, J. and Mugavin, J. (2014). Alcohol’s harm to others: an overview of Australian work and results so far. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21, (2), pp. 10-11. [RJ]

Manton, L., MacLean, S., Laslett, A., L. and Room, R. (2014). Alcohol’s harm to others: using qualitative research to complement survey findings. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 3, (2), pp. 143-148. [RJ]

Mugavin, J., Livingston, M. and Laslett, A., L. (2014). Seeking help because of others' drinking. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33, (2), pp. 161-8. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12113 [RJ] View web page

Wilkinson, C., Laslett, A., L., Ferris, J., Livingston, M., Mugavin, J., Room, R. and Callinan, S. (2014). The Range and Magnitude of Alcohol's Harm to Others: study methodology and measurement challenges. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21, (2), pp. 12-16. [RJ]

Laslett, A., L. (2013). Understanding the situation of mothers who misuse substances: Commentary on Holmila and Raitasalo. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 30, pp. 383-385. [RJ]

Laslett, A., L., Callinan, S. and Pennay, A. (2013). The increasing significance of alcohol’s harm to others research. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 13, (3), pp. 163 - 172. DOI: 10.1108/DAT-11-2012-0010 [RJ] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Dietze, P., Room, R. and Ferris, J. (2013). Carer drinking and more serious child protection outcomes. British Journal of Social Work, 43, (7), pp. 1384-1402. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs052 [RJ] View web page

Berends, L., Ferris, J. and Laslett, A., L. (2012). A problematic drinker in the family: variations in the level of negative impact experienced by sex, relationship, and living status. Addiction Research & Theory, 20, (4), pp. 300-306. DOI: 10.3109/16066359.2011.629061 [RJ] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Ferris, J., Room, R. and Dietze, P. (2012). Social demography of alcohol-related harm to children in Australia. Addiction, 107, (6), pp. 1082-1089. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03789.x [RJ] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Room, R., Dietze, P. and Ferris, J. (2012). Alcohol’s involvement in recurrent child abuse and neglect cases. Addiction, 107, (10), pp. 1786-1793. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03917.x [RJ] View web page

Ferris, J., Laslett, A., L., Room, R. and Wilkinson, C. (2011). The impacts of others' drinking on mental health. Medical Journal of Australia, 195, (3), pp. S22-S26. [RJ]

Laslett, A., L., Room, R., Ferris, J., Wilkinson, C., Livingston, M. and Mugavin, J. (2011). Surveying the range and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others in Australia. Addiction, 106, (9), pp. 1603-1611. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03445.x [RJ] View web page

Livingston, M., Wilkinson, C. and Laslett, A., L. (2010). The impact of heavy drinkers on health and wellbeing. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, (5), pp. 778-785. [RJ]

Room, R., Ferris, J., Laslett, A., L., Livingston, M., Mugavin, J. and Wilkinson, C. (2010). The drinker’s effect on the social environment: A conceptual framework for studying alcohol’s harm to others. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7, (4), pp. 1855-1871. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7041855 [RJ] View web page

Laslett, A., L., Dietze, P. and Dwyer, R. (2008). The oral health of street-recruited injecting drug users: prevalence and correlates of problems. Addiction, 103, (11), pp. 1821-1825. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02339.x [RJ] View web page

Livingston, M., Laslett, A., L. and Dietze, P. (2008). Individual and community correlates of young people's high-risk drinking in Victoria, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 98, (3), pp. 241-248. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2008.06.002 [RJ] View web page

Stoove, M., A., Laslett, A., L. and Barratt, M., J. (2005). Victorian Trends in Ecstasy and related drug markets 2004: Findings from the Party Drug Initiative (PDI). National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney. [T]

Dietze, P., Rumbold, G., Cvetkovski, S., Hanlin, K. and Laslett, A., L. (2000). Using population-based data on alcohol consumption and related harms to estimate the relative need for alcohol services in Victoria, Australia. Evaluation and Program Planning, 23, (4), pp. 429-436. DOI: 10.1016/S0149-7189(00)00033-1 [RJ] View web page

Hanlin, K., Jonas, H., Laslett, A., L., Dietze, P. and Rumbold, G. (2000). Patterns and trends in alcohol-related hospitalisations in Victoria, 1987/88 to 1995/96. Drug and Alcohol Review, 19, (4), pp. 381-390. DOI: 10.1080/713659421 [RJ] View web page

Jonas, H., Dietze, P., Rumbold, G., Hanlin, K., Cvetkovski, S. and Laslett, A., L. (1999). Associations between alcohol related hospital admissions and alcohol consumption in Victoria, Australia: Influence of sociodemographic factors. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 23, (3), pp. 272-277. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1999.tb01255.x [RJ] View web page