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Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee

Associate Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Nicole Lee is Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) Curtin University and Director of 360Edge (www.360edge.com.au) a specialist evaluation and training consultancy for the alcohol and other drugs and mental health sectors.

She is a practicing psychologist, and has worked in the alcohol and drug and mental health fields for 25 years as clinician, trainer, researcher and manager.

Her main areas of expertise are in methamphetamine policy and practice, alcohol and other drug dependence, and co-occurring mental health and substance use. She has significant experience in evidence based practice and policy development.

Nicole is Past National President of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT), and Deputy Editor of the Drug and Alcohol Review journal. She has previously served on the boards of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) and the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA).

Thinking about taking a break from alcohol? Here's how to cut back or quit

Feb 06, 2020 13:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Its February and many people are starting to put into place their New Years resolution to drink less alcohol. Events like FebFast can encourage and support these good intentions. But around 30% of people who start...

What causes hangovers, blackouts and 'hangxiety'? Everything you need to know about alcohol these holidays

Jan 01, 2020 11:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

With the holiday season well underway and New Years Eve approaching, you might find yourself drinking more alcohol than usual. So what actually happens to our body as we drink alcohol and wake up with a...

Parents of teens, here's what you really need to know about MDMA

Dec 03, 2019 03:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

We all want to reduce drug-related harm and ensure young people dont take unnecessary risks. But decades of research shows fear isnt an effective way to do this. This week, Newscorp Australia released The Ripple Effect,...

Home grown cannabis to be legal in the ACT. Now what?

Sep 28, 2019 13:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health Law

The Australian Capital Territory took the next step towards regulation of the illicit drug market yesterday with new legislation passing through parliament. The legislation, which wont come into effect until January 31,...

Drugs don't affect job seeking, so let's offer users help rather than take away their payments

Sep 10, 2019 20:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

The Morrison government is having another shot at getting its proposal to drug test people on welfare through the Senate. Welfare, health and drug treatment experts have consistently opposed the proposal since it was...

Testing festival goers' pills isn't the only way to reduce overdoses. Here's what else works

Jul 08, 2019 23:40 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

The NSW inquest into recent drug deaths at music festivals is due to start this week. So focus is turning to how to make music festivals safer by reducing drug-related incidents. We know that prohibition doesnt work to...

Did you look forward to last night's bottle of wine a bit too much? Ladies, you're not alone

Feb 25, 2019 04:47 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

This month, close to 40,000 people, mostly women, have given up alcohol for FebFast and many others will be participating in Dry July. These events began as fundraisers for various social causes. But the main reasons...

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Economy

UK gilts jump despite encouraging labour market, jobless rate stays at 45-year low

The United Kingdoms jumped during European trading hours Tuesday even as the countrys labour market remained solid and promising, with the unemployment rate remaining at a 45-year low. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds surge after February ZEW economic sentiment disappoints investors

The German bunds surged during afternoon session Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment for the month of February, released today, disappointed market sentiments, while the index for current conditions worsened...

USD/ZAR likely to settle above 15.00 on a sustainable basis, says Commerzbank

The USD/ZAR currency pair is expected to settle above 15.00 on a sustainable basis, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The impression arises that the last hopes in the rand are slowly being dashed...

Australia ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence gains 1.2 pct last week

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence gained 1.2 percent last week, more than reversing last weeks loss and continuing the recent sawtooth pattern. The gains have been a little more than the losses, so the index...

PBoC to maintain prudent monetary policy but with flexibility to ensure reasonably adequate liquidity, says Scotiabank

The Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) is expected to maintain a prudent monetary policy but with flexibility this year to ensure reasonably adequate liquidity, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. China...

Politics

Donald Trump reportedly claims losing the 2020 election means rigged votes

President Donald Trump is currently campaigning for reelection this November. Despite constantly denying that the 2016 election results were rigged, he appears to be prepared to make the same accusation come election...

Melania Trump mocked on social media for making a typo error

First Lady Melania Trump has always claimed that she is intelligent, given the number of languages she supposedly speaks. Recently, the First Lady suffered a little mishap on social media that got her mocked by the...

Pastor says Americans are saved from coronavirus because Donald Trump sides with life in the womb

The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc within China and other countries ever since the outbreak a few months back. One religious leader claims that the Americans are saved from the virus because of President Donald...

Melania Trump reportedly does not have many friends and that’s ‘by design’

One might assume that Melania Trump has many friends surrounding her, given her status. However, an East Wing correspondent claimed that the first lady actually has very few of them. Melania Trump: Having a few friends...

Science

Aliens: Scientists plan exploring other Earth-like planets in search of alien life

Space agencies all over the world continue to explore what lies beyond Earth and into the cosmos. Now, a group of scientists claims that alien life forms may exist in other exoplanets similar to that of Earth. Over the...

Asteroids: Rock traveling 48,400 mph heading towards Earth, says NASA

Another asteroid is apparently on its way towards Earth as space agency NASAs asteroid trackers have caught sight of the rock. A new report reveals how fast the asteroid is going, and whether or not it would actually...

Aliens: Extra-terrestrial hunter organization makes their data available to the public

For decades, various organizations and agencies, both public and private, have been on the search for signs of extra-terrestrials or life beyond Earth. One ET hunting organization, in particular, is asking the public for...

The ice melt in Antarctica 129,000 years ago caused a drastic increase in sea levels

Climate change is an issue that many are bringing to light and urging influential figures to make a change in the process, with activists like Greta Thunberg headlining the movement. Looking back at the cause of an extreme...

Technology

‘The Sims 5’ could be announced in 2020 with a 2021 release date

The Sims marks its 20th anniversary this year of dominating the life simulation video game subgenre. Fans are now hoping that developer Maxis and publisher EA would celebrate the milestone by providing updates on The Sims...

Sony Xperia 2 specs and features: Sony’s next flagship rumored to have same back camera package as the Samsung S20

The Sony Xperia 2 release date was rumored to be announced at the now-canceled Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While the event did not push through due to the novel coronavirus, details about Sonys upcoming flagship...

‘League of Legends’ patch 10.4 release date: Some champions will be nerfed while others buffed

The League of Legends patch 10.4 release date will be arriving in a few days. Meanwhile, here are some of the changes that the patch would bring to the game. The League of Legends patch 10.4 will bring a host of changes...

Nintendo Switch games 2020: ‘Axiom Verge 2,’ ‘Gods & Monsters,’ ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ set to arrive to the console this year

Nintendo console gamers have a lot to look forward to this year. Here are some of the exciting titles that will be making their way to the Switch console. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Pokémon...
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