Current research projects

MARC researchers conduct research relating to addiction, substance use and related behaviours. Examples of our member's current research projects include:

A citizen science approach to monitoring unhealthy industry digital marketing to young people

An open label pilot study of intranasal oxytocin for methamphetamine withdrawal in women

Animating alcohol culture change amongst male hospitality students and workers

Determining the feasibility and efficacy of Goal Management Training for improving treatment retention and outcomes during residential treatment for methamphetamine dependence

Enabling evidence-informed policy to address Australia's opioid crisis

Enhancing Pharmacist Involvement in Care in Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Enhancing primary healthcare for adults on low incomes with obesity – an intervention development study

Google AI For Social Good Impact Challenge Grant: Using AI to code ambulance data for suicide surveillance.

Mapping the Alcohol and Other Drug patient journey to improve treatment access and engagement in care

Microeconometric Analysis of Socioeconomic Inequity in Mental Healthcare

Overdose prevention information for people prescribed opioids for chronic pain - Enhancing community pharmacists capacity to respond

Persistence of opioid use following surgical admission

Preventing harm from alcohol in women attending breast screening services

SWIPE away the booze - a novel brain-training smartphone app to reduce alcohol consumption

Transforming access to addiction treatment: overcoming system barriers and developing effective early intervention approaches

Understanding emerging opioid-related harms through improved surveillance, drug checking and information sharing systems

Understanding heavy alcohol consumption cultures among nurses and lawyers

Understanding the rates and characteristics of Victorian emergency department attendances for commonly used pharmaceutical opioids

Working with practitioners to reduce alcohol related harm – embedding brief interventions in Victorian general practices