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NCCRED Clinical Research Scholarship Program 2020

NCCRED Clinical Research Scholarships Program 2020

NCCRED has held its second round of competitive applications for Clinical Research Scholars, which were awarded in December 2020. This round of applications was focused on Allied Health and Nursing and resulted in NCCRED awarding two Clinical Research Scholars who will start in early 2021. The following two applicants were selected and have since accepted the position.

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.