The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

2019 Award Highlights

The APSAD Conference and Awards Dinner was held at the Brooke Street Pier situated on Sullivans Cove in the waterfront area of Hobart. 

APSAD President Professor Michael Farrell presented the 2019 APSAD Awards for Excellence in Science, Research and Practice. The recipients of the APSAD Awards are recognised as having made an outstanding contribution to reducing the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use in Australasia. It is a special experience to formally acknowledge the dedication of our peers and celebrate the quality of their work.

APSAD Award Recipients with APSAD President 
Left to Right: Michael Farrell (President); Catherine Quinn; Michael Doyle; Emmanuel Kuntsche (back); 
Kate Conigrave; Adrian Dunlop (back); Mark Montebello
Senior Scientist Award Prof Adrian Dunlop
Professor Adrian Dunlop has over 24 years experience as an addiction clinician and clinician/researcher, he currently serves as the Director and Addiction Medicine Senior Staff Specialist with Hunter New England Local Health District, Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services (2007-current). He is a Conjoint Professor with the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle and a member of the Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute. He was the Chief Addiction Medicine Specialist (2014 – 2018) for the Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health.
The Senior Scientist Award is for a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of substance use and misuse.
Mid Career Award A/Prof Emannuel Kuntsche
Professor Emmanuel Kuntsche has been trained in Psychology (University of Jena, Germany), Sociology (University of Jena, Germany), Public Health (University of Maastricht, the Netherlands) and Statistics (University of Essex, UK). After having mainly worked at Addiction Switzerland, an NGO located in Lausanne, he became a Professor of Public Health at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and the Director of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research in 2017. He continues his part-time position as an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and as an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
The Mid Career Award is for significant contribution in the alcohol and other drug field.
Early Career Award Dr Catherine Quinn
Dr Catherine Quinn graduated with a Combined PhD and Clinical Masters in Psychology from Macquarie University in 2015. She currently holds an industry-funded Lives Lived Well Research Fellowship at the School of Psychology, University of Queensland and is a registered clinical psychologist. Dr Quinn is currently working closely with Lives Lived Well, a large alcohol and other drug treatment service, examining the efficacy of novel evidence-based interventions across community and residential treatment settings and the factors that impact their effective implementation. 
The Early Career Award is for excellence in research relative to career opportunities.
Mentor Award Prof Kate Conigrave
Kate is an Addiction Medicine Specialist and Public Health Physician based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Her work combines treating individuals with alcohol, drug and tobacco problems; promoting the health of communities; and research and teaching.  Kate teaches a wide range of health professional students, including in medicine and public health. She provides clinical training sessions to practising health professionals, including doctors and Aboriginal drug and alcohol professionals. Kate is an editor of two practical texts: Addiction Medicine" (now in its 2nd edition), a guide for doctors and other health professionals; and the "Handbook of Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Work", written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals.
 The Mentor Award recognises an individual who has made an important contribution to mentoring and supporting the career development of clinicians, researchers or students.
First Peoples Award Dr Michael Doyle
Michael is a Bardi person and Wingara Mura Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. Michael began his health career when he enrolled into the Aboriginal Health Worker training program in the Kimberley, while working in the general store of his home community of Djarindjin in 1997. Since then, Michael has worked in men’s health in the Aboriginal community controlled sector in Western Australia. He was worked for the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia and helped establish the peak body for Aboriginal community controlled health services in that state. Michael continues to work closely with colleagues in the Aboriginal community-controlled health sector. This includes serving as a member of the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW Human Research Ethics Committee. Michael has worked in research on alcohol and other drugs since 2008, including at the National Drug Research Institute, the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales. Since 2017 Michael has worked at the University of Sydney in the Centre of Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol.
Recognises an individual that has made an important contribution to the advancement of the health of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples.
Clinician Award Dr Mark Montebello 
Dr Mark Montebello is an Addiction Medicine Specialist and Addiction Psychiatrist who has been a key mentor for doctors participating in postgraduate drug and alcohol medicine in NSW and across Australia. He has been the Director of Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry for the RANZCP, has been Chair of the Training Committee of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine RACP, is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer with the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney, and is Clinical Director for Drug and Alcohol Services for North Sydney Local Health District.   
Recognises excellence and leadership in clinical practice in the field of substance use in any discipline.