Current research areas and projects include:

  • The Queensland evaluation of the Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy (QUANTEM)
  • Global comparisons of substance use-related trends using data from the Global Drug Survey
  • Modelling the geospatial and temporal effects of random breath testing and alcohol-related road traffic accidents: Using Queensland data to inform USA practice
  • Data linkage of administrative datasets to provide more accurate estimates of the impact of drug and alcohol use on health services
  • Reducing smoking-related harms among former prisoners
  • Drug and alcohol data triangulation: the complementary use of survey data and wastewater data to better understand drug and alcohol epidemiology
  • The evaluation of ProjectSTOP (a decision-making national database for pharmacists aimed at preventing the use of pseudoephedrine based products as a precursor in the manufacture of methamphetamine)
  • Drugs and the darknet: assessing the global health risk