School Drug education for junior high school students in Victoria - Assessing the impact of a statewide, evidence-based intervention

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: November 2010
  • Expected end date: March 2014
  • Completion date: May 2014
  • Funded by: ARC Linkage
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This research involves the implementation and evaluation, across Victoria, of a comprehensive, evidence-based drug education program for junior high school students. The industry partner for the project is the Victorian Department for Education and Early Childhood Development. Melbourne University is a collaborating academic institution. Oxford Brookes University, in the United Kingdom, is also involved in the consortium through a partner investigator. The intervention has been previously tested in small scale pilot research. The findings from this project will immediately shape the future of drug education in government secondary schools in Victoria, but through diffusion, the benefit will eventually be national.

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Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1609
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Chief Investigator

Alcohol policy and strategies


  • Chief Investigator: Richard Midford, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Helen Cahill, University of Melbourne
  • Co-investigator: David Foxcroft, Oxford Brookes Unversity

Professor Richard Midford
Tel: 61 8 8946 7443
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This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets: