June 2016
Addiction Medicine specialist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Each issue we ask someone from the alcohol and other drug sector to share a little about their work and life.

April 2016
Professor and Deputy Director, National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)

I wish I'd never... started getting drunk most weekends from age 15 to 17.

February 2016
Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) and the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR)

Dr Anne-Marie Laslett has been instrumental in piloting AOD research which not only considers how alcohol misuse impacts the individual, but also how it affects others. To quote Rev. Tim Costello AO, Anne-Marie's research attempts to show 'what happens to real people in real situations'.

December 2015
Clinical Director, Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA)

Each issue we ask someone from the alcohol and other drug sector to share a little about their work and life.

October 2015
Mike Daube is Professor of Health Policy at Curtin University, where he is Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth.

I reckon that the older you are, the more driven you get – and when you get to 67, you become increasingly conscious that there is only limited time in which you can make a contribution.

August 2015
Deputy Director, Research - NCETA

I wish I'd never... ignored the advice my father gave me in the late 1970’s about the importance of investing in real estate for the long term.

June 2015
Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS) based at NDARC

This weekend I will... get to spend some quality time with my gorgeous family, read a book, watch my two fabulous girls play footb

April 2015
Aboriginal Research Team, National Drug Research Institute

I'll never forget... the time I got to sing “From little things big things grow” with the Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) at the 20-20 Summit in Canberra in 2008.

February 2015
Executive Officer, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA)

The qualities I most value in my colleagues are... the generosity of their hearts and minds. Our sector is made up of people who happily and openly share their expertise and experience.

November 2014
Physician and Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW

I'll never forget... the personalities I have met on ‘skid row’ – lives so different from our own.