Why did you want to be involved in NCCRED? “NCCRED is an exciting opportunity to further develop and improve clinical and translational research in the Drug and Alcohol field and to further build on existing research capacity and foster links across a range of clinical research networks to improve the overall quality and impact of treatment for users, families and communities. ”
Professor Michael Farrell FRCP FRCPsych is the Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales. Prior to joining NDARC in 2011 he was Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His extensive research interests include treatment evaluation, including the development of the National Treatment Outcomes Profile, a brief outcomes measurement instrument for drug and alcohol dependence. He has a long standing interest in drug dependence in prisons and within the wider criminal justice system. He has been a member of the WHO Expert Committee on Drug and Alcohol Dependence since 1995 and chaired the WHO External Evaluation of the Swiss Heroin Trial.