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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).

Does Alcoholics Anonymous actually work?

Apr 05, 2022 11:52 am UTC| Life

Alcoholics and narcotics anonymous are 12-step peer support groups where people who have alcohol or other drug problems are supported by others who have had similar problems (peers), rather than professionals. They are...

Drug use may increase the risk of coronavirus. Here's how to reduce the harms

Apr 16, 2020 15:24 pm UTC| Insights & Views

People who use illicit drugs, whether they are dependent or use them occasionally, are potentially at increased risk of harm during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus is too new to know the exact interaction with...

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...

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Economy

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Donald Trump lawsuit: Michael Cohen's testimony could pose perjury charges for ex-POTUS

Twice-impeached, former US President Donald Trump is facing several legal battles and investigations. One lawsuit might lead to the former president also facing charges of perjury based on the testimony of his former...

Science

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Osaka University team proves safety of iPS-based cornea transplant

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Technology

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WhatsApp to drop iOS 11 and iOS 12 support in October

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Report: Apple, Amazon were among ‘potential suitors’ for EA acquisition and merger deal

Electronic Arts, widely known as EA, reportedly shopped around to look for a potential acquisition and merger deal. And among the interested parties were major players in the tech world, including Apple and Amazon. The...
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