2021 NDRI Symposium Preliminary Program

Wednesday 6 October, 2021
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

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, and Dr Jodie GriggNDRI Research Associate
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
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
12.45 – 1.05pm From research to practice: the School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP)
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 TBA
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
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
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 (Note: virtual availability TBC)

  • 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 policy makers to ensure knowledge translation
    Dr Jocelyn JonesNDRI Senior Research Fellow and Needs of Aboriginal Australians Program Leader
  • 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
  • TBA
    Rosemary WalleyNDRI Masters Scholar
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