The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

EMCR Committee

The Early-Mid Career Researchers (EMCR) Subcommittee can be contacted by members if you have a question or are seeking advice, the committee is happy to share their experiences and insights.   

 Dr Amy Peacock, University of Tasmania and National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW
 Dr Amy Peacock (BA Hons, PhD) is a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow (2016-2019) at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, and a Research Fellow in the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania. 
 
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 Mr Ben Riordan, University of Otago, Dunedin

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 Ms Cassandra Wright, Research Fellow, Burnet Institute Victoria 
Cassandra’s research is focused on young people’s health and risk behaviours, with major projects focused on alcohol consumption, pornography exposure, sexual harassment and exposure to ‘fitspo’ on social media. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her PhD focused on the development, testing and translation of a mobile phone-delivered intervention for reducing risky alcohol consumption in young adults titled MIDY (Mobile Intervention for Drinking in Young people).
 
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 Ms Carina Walters, The University of Auckland New Zealand 

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Dr Catherine Quinn, Research Fellow - Lives Lived Well School of Psychology, University of Queensland
Catherine holds an industry funded Lives Lived Well Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the School of Psychology, University of Queensland, and is also a registered clinical psychologist. Catherine has over ten years experience in school-based research focused on bullying, alcohol use, wellbeing and mental health among young people. She also has clinical experience working with children and young people in community and acute care settings. 
 
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Dr Christina Marel, Senior Research Fellow, Sydney Medical School / The Matilda Centre

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Dr Eliza Skelton, Research Academic School of Medicine and Public Health
Eliza Skelton (BPsych (Hons)) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Newcastle, Faculty of Health and Medicine. 
 
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 Ms Kerryn Butler,  Research Officer, Sydney Local Health District 
Kerryn's research field is in Public Health, Clinical Pharmacology and Addiction Medicine. She is undertaking her PhD in Public Health on the topic of Hepatitis C testing and treatment among people who inject drugs.
 
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Ms Pene Wood,  Lecturer, Pharmacy & Biomedical SciLa Trobe University 
Pene has worked in Community Pharmacy for over 10 years. She also now works as an Opioid Management Clinical Advisor as part of the Opioid Management Team within Western Victoria PHN. Pene is undertaking her PhD looking at opioid dependence including prevention, intervention and management, particularly with pharmaceutical opioids.
 
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Dr Rebecca Jenkinson, Manager, Australian Gambling Research Centre, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Dr Rebecca Jenkinson is a Senior Research Fellow (Gambling, Alcohol and Other Drugs) and Manager of the Australian Gambling Research Centre. She also holds an Honorary Burnet Institute Fellow position in the Behaviours and Health Risks Program at the Burnet Institute and an Adjunct Lecturer position in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.
 
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Dr Suzanne Nielsen,  Associate Professor & Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre Monash University

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