NDRI’s Advisory Board reflects our national scope, comprising of members from around Australia. Members are drawn from stakeholders including Aboriginal Australians, law enforcement, non-government services, public health, the wider community, consumers, academia and research. The role of the Board is to support and advise the Director in the effective governance of the Institute.
Dr Michael Moore
Michael Moore is the Immediate Past President of the World Federation of Public Health (2016-2018). Michael has been on the NDRI Board since 2009 as a national/other state representative.
Superintendent Mark Gilbert
Mark Gilbert is a Superintendent with the Western Australian Police Force. Mark joined the NDRI Board in 2018 as proxy for the WA Police Assistant Commissioner, who is the nominee of the WA Police Commissioner.
Ms Carol Daws
Carol Daws is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyrenian House, Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment Service. Carol joined the NDRI Board in July 2020 as the non-government sector representative.
Ms Linda Savage
Linda Savage is a lawyer and convenor of the Valuing Children Initiative. Linda joined the NDRI Board in May 2016 as a Western Australia state representative.
Mr Paul Dessauer
Paul Dessauer is the CEO of Peer Based Harm Reduction. Paul joined the NDRI Advisory Board in May 2022 as a consumer representative.
Mr Steven Papadopoulos
Steven Papadopoulos is the Prevention Services Manager at Holyoake. Steven joined the NDRI Advisory Board in September 2023 as a consumer representative.
Mr Terry Slevin
Terry Slevin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Health Association of Australia in Canberra, ACT. Terry joined the NDRI Board in 2018 as a national/other state representative.
Dr Jessamine Soderstrom
Jessamine Soderstrom is Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicologist at Royal Perth Hospital and the National Poisons Network. Jessamine joined the NDRI Board in 2021 as a State representative.
Professor Chris Moran
Chris Moran is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research at Curtin University. Chris joined the NDRI Board in mid-2017.
Professor Helen McCutcheon
Helen McCutcheon is Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. Helen joined the NDRI Board in September 2022.
Professor Simon Lenton
Simon Lenton is Director of the National Drug Research Institute. Simon has been on the NDRI Board since becoming Director in September 2016.
Ms Amna Siddiqui
Amna Siddiqui is the Business Manager at NDRI.
NDRI’s Leadership Group includes the Professoriate at NDRI, NDRI’s Graduate Studies Lead and Business Manager.