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Join in on a free AOD webinar with guest presenters Ted Wilkes and Dennis Gray

Date posted: 10 April 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is hosting a webinar on Thursday 11th May with guest presenters Associate Professor Ted Wilkes and Professor Dennis Gray from the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI).

The theme for the webinar is Harnessing good intentions: addressing harmful alcohol and other drug use among Aboriginal Australians. There are a variety of views about how to see a reduction in the harm that alcohol and other drugs (AOD) cause among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This webinar will discuss some of the issues around this, and how good intentions can be harnessed in achieving outcomes that are effective but equitable and respectful of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Key sub-topics to be discussed include:

Associate Professor Ted Wilkes is a Nyungar man from Western Australia, and is currently the leader of the Aboriginal Research program at NDRI, playing an active role in Aboriginal capacity building, and research and its application. Professor Wilkes is a member of the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs and was previously a member of the Australian National Council on Drugs and Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee. In 2014 Professor Wilkes was made a Member of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the Indigenous community as a leading researcher in the area of public health and welfare, to young people in Western Australia, and to the provision of legal support services.

Professor Dennis Gray is a Deputy Director at NDRI, and leader of the Institute's Aboriginal Research Program. Professor Gray has a long history of conducting collaborative research with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, and has published extensively on Aboriginal alcohol and other drug issues. His most recent work has focused upon the provision of alcohol and other drug services and on enhancing options for the management of alcohol and other drug related problems in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

The webinar will run for approximately one hour, and is free to attend. There is no additional software required to join the webinar, other than a stable internet connection. We'd recommend that participants use a pair of headphones, rather than their computer's sound, as the sound quality will be better.

The webinar will be held at:

To attend the webinar, please click on this link about five minutes before it's due to commence. If you have any queries about the webinar please refer to the contact details below.

Please note that all Knowledge Centre webinars are recorded and displayed on our website, and if you participate in the chat, your name might appear in the recording.


Avinna Trzesinski
Senior Research Officer
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Ph: (08) 9370 6395

Millie Harford-Mills
Research Officer
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Ph: (08) 9370 6358


Last updated: 22 January 2018
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