New NDRI Director appointed soon

September 2021

A new National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) Director is expected to be appointed before the end of 2021 after Professor Simon Lenton announced plans to step down.

Simon’s desire to focus on his research activity after five years as Director sparked an international recruitment process. Simon will remain in the role until his successor is appointed.

“It’s been a great privilege to lead this outstanding team, which conducts research that has real-world impacts on alcohol and other drug harms in Australia and beyond,” he said.

“I’m excited about focussing on my own research under a new Director who can continue to develop this fantastic Institute.”