Dr Nicole Lee

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Nicole Lee is Adjunct Professor at the National Drug Research Institute and Director at 360Edge, a consultancy specialising in the alcohol and other drug sector. Her main focus is research translation, and her interest is in alcohol and other drug responses, especially in relation to methamphetamine, cannabis and alcohol policy and practice, and in the treatment of co-occurring mental health problems. She has published widely on these topics.

Nicole has worked in the alcohol and other drug sector for 30 years, as clinician, academic, educator and service manager. She is a psychologist in private practice, a deputy editor with Drug and Alcohol Review, and a member of the board of Hello Sunday Morning. She was previously Head of Research at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and Past President of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.

  • PhD, University of Queensland
  • BSc (Hons), University of Queensland
  • BSc, University of New South Wales
  • Methamphetamine policy and treatment
  • Alcohol and other drug treatment effectiveness and efficacy
  • Cannabis policy
  • Co-occurring alcohol and drug and mental health problems

Brien, R., Volpe, I., Grigg, J., Lyons, T., Hughes, C., McKinnon, G., Tzanetis, S., Crawford, S., Eade, A., Lee, N. and Barratt, M., J. (2023). Co-designing drug alerts for health and community workers for an emerging early warning system in Victoria, Australia. Harm Reduction Journal, 20, (1). doi:10.1186/s12954-023-00761-6 [RJ2031] View web page

Cameron, J., Bothwell, S., W., Pidd, K. and Lee, N. (2023). Fit-for-work: mental health and alcohol indicators in male-dominated industries. Advances in Dual Diagnosis. doi:10.1108/ADD-02-2023-0007 [RJ2094] View web page

Gardner, L., A., Rowe, A., Stockings, E., Champion, K., E., Hides, L., McBride, N., Allsop, S., O'Dean, S., Sunderland, M., Lee, Y., Mihalopoulos, C., Freeman, B., Leung, J., McRobbie, H., Stapinski, L., Lee, N., Thornton, L., Debenham, J., Teesson, M. and Newton, N., C. (2023). Study protocol of the OurFutures Vaping Trial: a cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-based eHealth intervention to prevent e-cigarette use among adolescents. BMC Public Health, 23, (683). doi:10.1186/s12889-023-15609-8 [RJ2035] View web page

Volpe, I., Brien, R., Grigg, J., Tzanetis, S., Crawford, S., Lyons, T., Lee, N., McKinnon, G., Hughes, C., Eade, A. and Barratt, M., J. (2023). 'We don't live in a harm reduction world, we live in a prohibition world': tensions arising in the design of drug alerts. Harm Reduction Journal, 20. doi:10.1186/s12954-022-00716-3 [RJ2013] View web page

O'Donnell, C., Popovich, S., Lee, N. and Hides, L. (2022). Barriers and facilitators to accessing effective clinical supervision and the implementation of a clinical supervision exchange model in the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector. Drug and Alcohol Review. doi:10.1111/dar.13450 [RJ1872] View web page

Gross, C., Schützwohl, M., Mayer-Pelinski, R., Hasler, H., Kirchner, T., Scheck, A., Behrendt, S., Smolka, M., N., Zimmermann, U., Lee, N. and Pilhatsch, M., K. (2020). "CrystalClean" - A German-Language Manual for Qualified Detoxification and Motivation Treatment in Cases of "Crystal Meth" Dependency - Feasibility and Acceptance. Psychiatrische Praxis, 47, (1), pp. 22-28. doi:10.1055/a-1003-5148 [RJ1582] View web page

Ponsford, J., Lee, N., Wong, D., McKay, A., Haines, K., Downing, M., Always, Y., Furtado, C. and O'Donnell, M., L. (2020). Factors associated with response to adapted cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 35, (2), pp. 117-126. doi:10.1097/HTR.0000000000000510 [RJ1541] View web page

Newton, N., C. and Lee, N. (2019). Evidence-based prevention and the need for tough decisions: Alcohol and other drug education in schools (Editorial). Drug and Alcohol Review, 38, (6), pp. 595-596. doi:10.1111/dar.12986 [RJ1555] View web page

McKetin, R., Degenhardt, L., Shanahan, M., Baker, A., Lee, N. and Lubman, D. (2018). Health service utilisation attributable to methamphetamine use in Australia: Patterns, predictors and national impact. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37, (2), pp. 196-204. doi:10.1111/dar.12518 [RJ1296] View web page

McKetin, R., Kothe, A., Baker, A., Lee, N., Ross, J. and Lubman, D. (2018). Predicting abstinence from methamphetamine use after residential rehabilitation: Findings from the Methamphetamine Treatment Evaluation Study (MATES). Drug and Alcohol Review, 37, (1), pp. 70-78. doi:10.1111/dar.12528 [RJ1289] View web page

Pidd, K., Roche, A., Cameron, J., Lee, N., Jenner, L. and Duraisingam, V. (2018). Workplace alcohol harm reduction intervention in Australia: Cluster non-randomised controlled trial Workplace alcohol harm reduction intervention in Australia: Cluster non-randomised controlled trial. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37, (4), pp. 502-513. doi:10.1111/dar.12660 [RJ1532] View web page

Stuart, A., Baker, A., Bowman, J., McCarter, K., Denham, A., Lee, N., Colyvas, K. and Dunlop, A. (2017). Protocol for a systematic review of psychological treatment for methamphetamine use: An analysis of methamphetamine use and mental health symptom outcomes. BMJ Open, 7, (9). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015383 [RJ1368] View web page

Lee, N., Roche, A., Duraisingam, V., Fischer, J. and Cameron, J. (2014). Effective interventions for mental health in male-dominated workplaces. Mental Health Review Journal, 19, (4), pp. 237-250. doi:10.1108/MHRJ-09-2014-0034 [RJ1186] View web page

Allsop, S. and Lee, N. (eds.) (2012). Perspectives on Amphetamine-Type Stimulants. IP Communications, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780980864991 [M77]

Allsop, S. and Lee, N. (2012). Amphetamine type Stimulants. Harms and Responses. In Allsop, S. and Lee, N. (eds.) Perspectives on Amphetamine-Type Stimulants. I.P. Communications, Melbourne. ISBN: 978-0-9808649-9-1 [CH188]

Allsop, S., Lee, N. and Barratt, M., J. (2012). Part 2: Personal perspectives. In Allsop, S. and Lee, N. (eds.) Perspectives on Amphetamine-Type Stimulants. I.P. Communications, Melbourne. pp. 117-158. ISBN: 978-0-9808649-9-1 [CH181]

McAvoy, B., R., Donovan, R., Jalleh, G., Saunders, J., B., Wutzke, S., E., Lee, N., Kaner, E., F., Heather, N., McCormick, R., Barfod, S. and Gache, P. (2001). General Practitioners, Prevention and Alcohol - A Powerful Cocktail? Facilitators and inhibitors of practising preventive medicine in general and early intervention for alcohol in particular: a 12-nation key informant and general practitioner study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 8, (2), pp. 103-117. doi:10.1080/096876301300101825 [RJ519] View web page

Lee, N., Caporilli, O., Connolly, K. and Barratt, M., J. (2004). Brief interventions for substance use. Intervention Guidelines. Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy, Victoria. [R]