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Clinical Research Training Programs

NCCRED Clinical Research Scholarship Program

Dr Elizabeth Knock

NCCRED Scholar
Dr Elizabeth Knock is a clinical psychologist leading an allied health team of counsellors at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Alcohol and Drug Service Outpatients and Stimulant Treatment Program. She provides
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Research Project

Psilocybin-facilitated treatment for methamphetamine dependence: A pilot study (Psi-MA)

The study seeks to examine the safety and feasibility of delivering psilocybin facilitated psychotherapy in an outpatient setting to people with methamphetamine use disorder. This will involve development and implementation of a six session treatment protocol integrating psychotherapy (Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment therapy) and a single eight hour psilocybin dosing session, with a small pilot population seeking treatment through the Stimulant Treatment Program.


Dr James Gooden

NCCRED Scholar
Dr James Gooden is a clinical neuropsychologist and clinician researcher based at the Turning Point Neuropsychology Clinic in Richmond, Victoria, where he provides specialised neuropsychological assessments
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Research project

Investigating the outcomes of providing specialist neuropsychological assessment to individuals with alcohol or polysubstance use histories attending Alcohol and Other Drug treatment services.

To investigate the outcomes of providing specialist neuropsychological assessment to individuals with alcohol or polysubstance use histories attending Alcohol and Other Drug treatment services, who present with cognitive concerns.


Mr Jason Ramp

NCCRED Scholar
Mr Jason Ramp has previous experince working Alice Springs working in an Outreach positon - delibering assertive outreach to access the sobering up unit, harm minimsation delivery, AOD First Aid. He also
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Research project

Evaluating innovative AOD programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Barngarla and Nauo Country.

To investigate the outcomes of providing specialist neuropsychological assessment to individuals with alcohol or polysubstance use histories attending Alcohol and Other Drug treatment services, who present with cognitive concerns.