Contact: Kristy Martire -Research Fellow UNSW (02) 9385 0274
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is a premier research institution in Australia and is recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence. The Centre is multidisciplinary and collaborates with medicine, psychology, social science and other schools of the University of NSW, as well as with a range of other institutions and individuals in Australia and overseas.
The overall mission of NDARC is to conduct high quality research and related activities that increases the effectiveness of Australian and International treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm.
In addition to the research conducted at the Centre, other NDARC activities include an Annual Symposium and a range of special conferences and educational workshops. As well as contributing to scientific journals and other publications, NDARC produces its own Research Monographs and Technical Report Series. In conjunction with the National Drug Research Institute in Perth, NDARC also produces a free quarterly newsletter, CentreLines, to increase communication between the national research centres, other researchers and workers in the alcohol and other drug field within Australia. read more
NDARC has continued to be an effective centre for the media to obtain comment on a wide range of alcohol and other drug issues. The strategy of making the Centre staff available to the media for comment has continued to ensure excellent access to the media when NDARC has needed to disseminate results of specific projects to the general public.
NDARC have provided press releases issued by NDARC since November 2001. read more