For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs, call the National Alcohol and Other Drug hotline: 1800 250 015. It will automatically direct you to the Alcohol and Drug Information Service in your state or territory. Click here for more information
An online text-based counselling for people concerned about their own drinking or drug use. The service is equally available to people concerned about a family member, relative or friend. Click here for more information
Why did you want to be involved in NCCRED? “NCCRED is one of the most important Australian Government initiatives in recent times in the AOD sector. It provides a unique opportunity to link research and clinical responses to proactively and innovatively address the contemporary challenge of the unpredictable spectre of new and emerging drugs.”
Ann is Professor and Director of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University. Previously she was the Director of the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (QADREC) at the University of Queensland for five years. She has over forty years’ experience in the field of public health and has worked as a researcher, educator, and policy analyst in various public health areas and has held academic posts at the University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle and the University of Queensland. For the past 30 years her interests and professional activities have focused exclusively on alcohol and drug issues.