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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

NDRI staff member

Ms Nikayla Crisp

Research Associate


+61 8 9266 1611


Nikayla Crisp is a Research Associate at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University. Following her completion of a Bachelor of Psychology she worked as a mental health clinician with youth and their families. Nikayla now joins the Looking Forward team working in Aboriginal Mental Health. Her current work on the Looking Forward Building Bridges project aims to increase the engagement of Aboriginal young people with youth mental health services, and build better relationships with between the Aboriginal community and services.

Research Interests

  • Aboriginal health research
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Community-based research methods
  • Social psychology
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Service engagement
  • Health promotion
  • Youth and adolescence
  • Identity development
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Discrimination and prejudice

Current projects

  • Building Bridges: Co-designing engagement with Aboriginal youth Details