Kylie Lee recognised with NIDAC appreciation award

May 2021

NDRI Adjunct Associate Professor Kylie Lee’s contribution to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug field has been recognised with the Appreciation Award at the 2021 National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference (NIDAC).

The ‘Appreciation Award, Non-Indigenous Worker’ recognises a non-Indigenous worker who has made an important commitment and contribution to reducing the harmful effects of drug and alcohol use among Aboriginal and Torres Strat Islander people.

Kylie is Deputy Director of the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Indigenous Health and Alcohol, and is also an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. The CRE’s mission is creating the best opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to find solutions to alcohol problems through research. NDRI and NDARC are both key partners.

Kylie is renowned for her support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and colleagues and is considered a leader in co-creating appropriate methods for measuring alcohol and other substance use in Indigenous Australian communities.

“Kylie provides valuable one-on-one mentoring and support to Aboriginal PhD and research Masters students around Australia on a weekly basis,” the award nomination stated.

“All Kylie’s research and mentoring is founded on respect and two-way learning. Her generosity in giving of her time, her care and her dedication is clear and well appreciated by her non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues.”