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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

NDRI staff member


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Ms Nina te Pas

Research Associate

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+61 8 9266 1613
+61 8 9266 1611
nina.tepas@curtin.edu.au

Introduction

Nina is a Research Associate at the National Drug Research Institute. She completed a MSc degree in Public Health at Maastricht University in The Netherlands, and specialised in health promotion & education and mental health. During her MSc internship at Curtin University she conducted qualitative and quantitative research to investigate psychosocial predictors of alcohol pre-loading among undergraduate students in Western Australia.

In her previous role at NDRI Nina was the WA coordinator for the Climate Schools Combined Study - a school-based online universal prevention program for anxiety, depression and substance use in young Australians.

Currently she is working on The N-ICE trial: A randomised controlled trial of the safety and efficacy of N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) as a pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine (“ice”) dependence.

Qualifications

  • MSc Public Health, Maastricht University
  • BSc Health Sciences, Maastricht University

Research Interests

  • Illicit Drug Use
  • Methamphetamine
  • Intervention research, early intervention
  • (School-based) Health promotion and prevention
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Alcohol related harms
  • Mental health

Current projects

  • The N-ICE trial: A randomised controlled trial of the safety and efficacy of N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) as a pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine ('ice') dependence Details
  • Internet-based universal prevention for anxiety, depression and substance use in young Australians (CSC Study) - APP1047291 Details

Non-NDRI Publications

Hagger, M.S., Leaver, E., Esser, K., Leung, C., te Pas, N., Keatley, D.A., Chan, D. and Chatzisarantis, N. (2013). Cue-induced smoking urges deplete cigarette smokers’ self-control resources. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46, (3), pp. 394-400. DOI: 10.1007/s12160-013-9520-8 [RJ] Paper