12.30-1.30pm, Wed 9th March 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Associate Professor Belinda Lloyd, Associate Professor of Addiction Studies, Monash University, and Head of Research and Workforce Development, Turning Point, Eastern Health
Mental health and AOD-related issues contribute significantly to demands on the health, criminal justice and welfare sectors, and are priority areas for development of effective policy and intervention. Addressing the current paucity in robust evidence at a population level is essential to appropriately respond to these issues. Drawing on an internationally unique national monitoring system using routinely collected ambulance attendance data, the magnitude and correlates of acute mental health and AOD harms will be explored. Opportunities for addressing current gaps in evidence through the use of collaborative approaches and big data will also be discussed.