2021 NDRI Symposium Program

Wednesday 6 October, 2021
Perth Convention and Exhibition CentreRiver Room 5, Level 2

Note: All times AWST (UTC+08:00) – AEDT: +3 hours, AEST: +2 hours, ACDT: +2.5 hours, ACST: +1.5 hours

8.30 – 9.00am REGISTRATION
9.00 – 9.10am Welcome to Country
9.10 – 9.20am Welcome
Professor Simon Lenton – Director, NDRI
Session One Illicit Drug Research
9.20 – 9.40am Methamphetamine treatment and service access in a cohort of people who smoke methamphetamine
Professor Paul DietzeHead of NDRI Melbourne, NDRI Harm Reduction Policies and Strategies Program Leader
9.40 – 10.00am International cannabis cultivation survey: First (Australian) results
Professor Simon LentonNDRI Harm Reduction Policies and Strategies Program Leader
10.00 – 10.10am A systematic review of naloxone distribution programs among police officers
Dr Seraina AgramuntNDRI Research Associate
10.10 – 10.20am Responding to increasing trends in nitrous oxide use in WA
Dr Jodie GriggNDRI Research Associate and Dr Jessamine SoderstromEmergency Physician, Clinical Toxicologist, Royal Perth Hospital
10.20 – 10.50am MORNING TEA
Session Two Alcohol Research
10.50 – 11.10am Understanding youth drinking declines
Dr Michael LivingstonNDRI Associate Professor, NDRI Melbourne
11.10 – 11.30am Industry involvement in policy
Julia StaffordNDRI PhD Scholar
11.30 – 11.50am Emergency Department alcohol screening and brief intervention management of alcohol-related problems: Critical role of the GP in preventing re-admission
Dr Robert TaitNDRI Senior Research Fellow and New Technologies and Online Interventions Program Leader and Dr Simon HazeldineGastroenterologist, Hepatologist and General Physician, Fiona Stanley Hospital
11.50 – 12.45pm LUNCH
Session Three Stream 1 – Preventing Alcohol-related Harm (River Room 5)
12.45 – 1.05pm Involving Industry Partners in Intervention Research
Dr Nyanda McBrideNDRI Associate Professor and Prevention and Early Intervention Program Leader
1.05 – 1.25pm Evidence-base for First Nations Australians’ self-determination in the process of developing alcohol-related policy: A Delphi study
Annalee StearneNDRI Research Associate and PhD Scholar
1.25 – 1.35pm Collaborating with schools in prevention research: Experiences from Health4Life study
Courtney StewartNDRI Research Assistant and Jesse WhifeNDRI Research Assistant
1.35 – 1.55pm Nurturing families: Life changing outcomes for first pilot trial of the parent-child assistance program in Australia
Dr Martyn SymonsNDRI Research Fellow, Jennifer MeehanNurturing Families Counsellor – Case Manager, Women’s Health & Family Services and Nicole Clancy – Graduate, Nurturing Families PCAP Program
1.55 – 2.15pm The association between the Australian alcopops tax and national chlamydia rates among young people – an interrupted time series analysis
William GilmoreNDRI Research Fellow and PhD Scholar
Session Three Stream 2 – Involving Consumers in Research (Meeting Room 6)
12.45 – 2.15pm PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION: Involving consumers and stakeholders in research
Presentations and panel discussion with consumers and research partners highlighting their experiences being involved in research

  • A vision for letting go: Shifting the power balance in research in the homelessness space
    Dr Mandy WilsonNDRI Research Fellow and Justice Health Program Leader and Lindey AndrewsSpecialist Manager Research and Evaluation, Wungening Aboriginal Corporation
  • Child removal/kinship carer project: Partnering with consumers and community to ensure knowledge translation
    Dr Jocelyn JonesNDRI Senior Research Fellow and Needs of Aboriginal Australians Program Leader, Donna Nelson – Community Advocate and Ellen Corbett – Elder and Kinship Carer
  • Tackling Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder from within: Building capacity for sustainable change and the role of Community Reference Groups and Aboriginal Community Researchers in research and health promotion
    David TuckerNDRI PhD Scholar and Elaine CliftonCommunity researcher – Therapy and Support, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Research from an Aboriginal urban context
    Rosemary WalleyNDRI Masters Scholar and Christine Parry – Coordinator, Boodjari Yorgas-Armadale Hospital
2.15 – 2.45pm AFTERNOON TEA
2.45 – 3.15pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The impact of a minimum unit price on alcohol supply in the Northern Territory
Professor Peter MillerNDRI Adjunct Professor and Deakin University Professor of Psychology
3.15 – 4.45pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Alcohol pricing policy
Brief introductions by panel members and discussion of the issues plus audience questions

Panel members:
4.45 – 4.50pm Closing remarks
Professor Simon Lenton