A Methamphetamine and Emerging Drugs Clinical Researcher Workforce Development Strategy

June 2019

Professor Ann Roche
Mr Roger Nicholas
Ms Kirsten Ryan


Professor Nadine Ezard
Ms Florence Bascombe

Project description: 

NCETA has been engaged by the National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED) to develop a Workforce Development (WFD) strategy addressing the needs of the clinical research workforce that focus on methamphetamine and other emerging drugs.

Clinical researchers comprise workers from diverse backgrounds with different WFD needs. There are essentially two groups involved in clinical research:

  1. Clinician researchers:
    1. Providing clinical services
    2. Who are clinician research collaborators, or clinician scholars with research training
    3. Who are clinician associate researchers teaching others to critically evaluate and integrate research into continuous practice improvement
  2. Non-clinician researchers with skills in qualitative or quantitative research

Call for submissions:

To inform the development of the Strategy, NCETA and NCCRED have issued a call for written submissions. A Consultation Paper has been made available to help people making submissions, but it is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the issues.

A copy of the consultation paper can be downloaded either from NCETA or from NCCRED.

Written submissions should be emailed to nceta@flinders.edu.au by close of business on Monday, 15 July 2019.

NCETA will also consult with relevant key stakeholders. Input from the written submissions and the consultations will inform the development of the Strategy.