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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

Support of Tangentyere Council Research Hub

Project Team

Chief Investigators:

Professor Dennis Gray, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
Professor Sherry Saggers, NDRI, Curtin University
Associate Professor John Wakerman, Centre for Remote Health

Project staff:

Ms Anna Stearne, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University


This project aimed to build the capacity of Tangentyere Council to conduct its own research into the needs of Aboriginal Town Camp residents in Alice Springs. It has developed out of on long-standing cooperative relationships between Tangentyere Council, NDRI, the Centre for Social Research (ECU) and the Centre for Remote Health (FU & CDU) including work on 'loss, grief and alcohol', alcohol restrictions in Alice Springs and the development of a night patrol monitoring and evaluation data base. The project includes the provision of training and support for Tangentyere Council staff and collaboration on various current and proposed research projects.