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Creating pathways for Indigenous Australians to lead the way in alcohol research [webinar]

 

Overview

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is hosting a webinar on Thursday 22 February 2018 with guest presenter Scott Wilson from the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Health and Alcohol.

The theme for the webinar is Creating pathways for Indigenous Australians to lead the way in alcohol research. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) communities report alcohol as a high priority issue. However, there is a national shortage of Indigenous Australian researchers with expertise in the prevention and treatment of alcohol problems. This means that it is harder to have research that is appropriately designed, delivered and interpreted. Associate Professor Scott Wilson will talk about the Centre for Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol that is aimed at supporting Indigenous researcher capacity in the field of alcohol use and health.

Scott is the CEO of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council South Australia (ADAC), Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Co-Deputy Director of Indigenous Health and Substance Use in Addiction Medicine, the University of Sydney. He served as Deputy Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee and Chair of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. Scott has worked with Indigenous communities nationally to develop innovative ways to prevent, treat and reduce harms from alcohol and other drug use. Scott has received several awards including the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Drugs’ First Peoples’ award, an Alcohol and other Drugs Council Australia (ADCA) Australia Day Award and the Australian Centenary Medal. Scott is an investigator on three NHMRC-funded grants.

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.

Contacts

Millie Harford-Mills
Research Officer
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Ph: (08) 9370 6358
Email: m.harford-mills@ecu.edu.au

Avinna Trzesinski
Research Officer
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Ph: (08) 9370 6395
Email: a.trzesinski@ecu.edu.au

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Last updated: 15 February 2018
 
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