Management

Advisory Board

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
Chair
Michael Moore is the Immediate Past President of the World Federation of Public Health (2016-2018). He has been on the NDRI Board since 2009 as a national/other state representative.

Superintendent Mark Gilbert
Board Member
Mark Gilbert is a Superintendent with the Western Australian Police Force. He 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
Board Member
Carol Daws is the Chief Executive Officer of Cyrenian House, Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment Service. She joined the NDRI Board in July 2020 as the non-government sector representative.

Ms Linda Savage
Board Member
Linda Savage is a lawyer and convenor of the Valuing Children Initiative. She joined the NDRI Board in May 2016 as a Western Australia state representative.

Associate Professor Megan Williams
Board Member
Megan Williams is the Research Lead and Assistant Director of the National Centre for Cultural Competence at University of Sydney. She joined the Board in 2021 as a representative with expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.

Mr Terry Slevin
Board Member
Terry Slevin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Health Association of Australia in Canberra, ACT. He joined the NDRI Board in 2018 as a national/other state representative.

Dr Jessamine Soderstrom
Board Member
Jessamine Soderstrom is Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicologist at Royal Perth Hospital and the National Poisons Network. She joined the NDRI Board in 2021 as a State representative.

Professor Chris Moran
Board Member
Chris Moran is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research at Curtin University. He joined the NDRI Board in mid-2017.

Professor Archie Clements
Board Member
Archie Clements is Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. He joined the NDRI Board in 2018.

Professor Simon Lenton
Executive Officer
Simon Lenton is Director of the National Drug Research Institute. He has been on the NDRI Board since becoming Director in September 2016.

Ms Fran Davis
Executive Secretary
Fran Davis is the Business Manager at NDRI.

Leadership Group

NDRI’s Leadership Group includes the Professoriate at NDRI, NDRI’s Graduate Studies Lead and Business Manager.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
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Professor Simon Lenton
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1603
s.lenton@curtin.edu.au
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Director

Harm reduction policy and strategies

Perth

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Professor Steve Allsop
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1606
s.allsop@curtin.edu.au
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Professor

Alcohol policy and strategies

Perth

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Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1609
t.n.chikritzhs@curtin.edu.au
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Professor

Alcohol policy and strategies

Perth

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Professor Paul Dietze
Tel: 61 (0)3 9282 2134
paul.dietze@curtin.edu.au
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Professor

Harm reduction policy and strategies

Melbourne

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Dr Nyanda McBride
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1605
n.mcbride@curtin.edu.au
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Associate Professor

Prevention and early intervention

Perth

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Fran Davis
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1607
f.davis@curtin.edu.au
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Business Manager

Perth