Current Opportunities

We are currently seeking applicants to undertake the following PhD research projects.

  • Work with a team to investigate how arrest and imprisonment relates to health and social outcomes of people who use drugs including recidivism
  • Findings will help inform debates about drug decriminalisation
  • Linked to a broader program of work conducted in relation to an Australian Research Council grant focusing on criminal justice impacts on two prospective cohorts of people who use drugs: SuperMIX, Australia’s largest cohort study of people who inject drugs and VMAX, a cohort study of people who primarily smoke methamphetamine
  • Preferably based at NDRI in Melbourne but not essential

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Young people are drinking less than ever. But we don’t know whether this continues over the life-course. These ARC-funded scholarships will help identify ways to ensure that recent declines in adolescent drinking are maintained and reinforced as these young people age.

They will generate new knowledge on the trajectories of youth drinking into young adulthood, changing risk and protective factors for alcohol problems and will help develop new and effective harm prevention policies and interventions.

The project focuses on young people in Australia, Sweden and the UK and will involve significant collaboration with key international research teams and likely international travel.

The PhD candidates will join the growing Melbourne office of the National Drug Research Institute. Anyone with a relevant Masters or Honours degree, who is interested in a quantitative PhD on the implications of recent shifts in adolescent drinking in health and social outcomes, is encouraged to apply.

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