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Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

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Dr Anne-Marie Laslett

Senior Research Fellow

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Introduction

Dr Anne-Marie Laslett is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Curtin University. Dr Laslett has qualifications in public health, epidemiology and dentistry, 20 years' experience in alcohol and other drug research and an international profile as an expert in alcohol's harm to others.

Anne-Marie currently directs the Range and Magnitude of Alcohol's Harm to Others project at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) based at Turning Point in Melbourne. She is a co-investigator and technical advisor to the World Health Organization/Thai Health International Collaborative Research Project on 'The Harm to others from drinking'. Her doctoral dissertation focused on alcohol's involvement in child abuse and neglect managed in child protection systems and as reported in the national Alcohol's harm to others survey. In order to further this research Anne-Marie sought and was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship to examine alcohol-related harms to children using a variety of data sources.

In her early career, Anne-Marie graduated as a dentist and proceeded to complete Master of Preventive and Community Dentistry (Oral Epidemiology) and Master of Public Health degrees. She was awarded a public health training position in the Victorian Department of Health and Community Services where she undertook a broad range of public health research and policy research projects, examining for example, interval breast cancers in screening programs, satisfaction with antenatal care and child injury prevention. Her CV includes 64 publications and she has presented widely at 54 national and international conferences. In 2011 her team was awarded the national award for excellence in alcohol and other drug research.

While her career has involved examining a wide range of health and social problems, the current emphasis of Anne-Marie's research as a NHMRC Early Career Fellow is on alcohol's involvement in child abuse and neglect cases, in addition to other outcomes including child injuries and deaths.

Qualifications

  • PhD Alcohol and child maltreatment (Public health), School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • MPH Public Health, Monash University
  • MDSc Dental Science, University of Melbourne
  • BDSc Dental Science, University of Melbourne

Research Interests

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Alcohol related harms
  • Alcohol’s harm to others
  • Alcohol-related harms to children
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Oral health

Memberships

  • Committee Member, Kettil Bruun Society
  • Chair, International Group for the Study of Alcohol’s Harm to Others
  • Member, Kettil Bruun Society, Coordinating Committee
  • Member, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)
  • Member, Public Health Association of Australia

Other

  • Technical Advisor, Harm From Others’ Drinking Project, Thai Health, World Health Organisation (WHO)

Current projects

  • World Health Organization and ThaiHealth "Harm from others' drinking project: Phases 1 and 2" Details
  • Harm to children from others' drinking Details

Publications

Laslett, A.L., Jiang, H. and Chikritzhs, T.N. Child injury deaths linked with adult per capita alcohol consumption: a time series analysis of harm to children from others’ drinking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. [In Press] [RJ1256]

Wilkinson, C., Pennay, A., MacLean, S., Livingston, M., Room, R., Hamilton, M., Laslett, A.L., Jiang, H., Callinan, S. and Waleewong, O. Centre for Alcohol Policy Research: (CAPR), Melbourne: a decade on. Addiction. [In Press] [RJ1373]

Jiang, H., Callinan, S., Laslett, A.L. and Room, R. (2017). Measuring time spent caring for drinkers and their dependents. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 52, (1), pp. 112-118. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agw070 [RJ1205] Paper

Laslett, A.L. (2017). Alcohol's harm to others: Evidence and Options for Community Action. In Giesbrecht, N. and Bosma, L. (eds.). American Public Health Association Press, Washington D.C.. pp. 67-82. [CH216]

Laslett, A.L., Jiang, H. and Room, R. (2017). Alcohol consumption of Australian parents: continuity and change in the new millennium. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, Canberra. [M98] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Jiang, H. and Room, R. (2017). Alcohol's involvement in an array of harms to intimate partners. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36, (1), pp. 72–79. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12435 [RJ1204] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Rankin, G., Waleewong, O., Callinan, S., Hoang, H.T., Florenzane, R., Hettige, S., Obot, I., Siengsounthone, L., Ibanga, A., Hope, A., Landberg, J., Vu, H.T., Thamarangsi, T., Rekve, D. and Room, R. (2017). A multi-country study of harms to children because of others' drinking. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78, (2), pp. 195-202. DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2017.78.195 [RJ1246] Paper

Stoove, M.A., Dietze, P. and Laslett, A.L. (2017). Epidemiology: analysing patterns of drug use and harm. In Ritter, A., King, T. and Lee, N. (eds.) Drug Use in Australian society (2nd ed). Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria. [CH217]

Callinan, S., Laslett, A.L., Rekve, D., Room, R., Waleewong, O., Benegal, V., Casswell, S., Florenzano, R., Vu, H.T., Hoang, H.T., Hettige, S., Huckle, T., Obot, I., Rao, G., Rankin, G. and Thamarangsi, T. (2016). Alcohol's harm to others: an international collaborative project. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 5, (2), pp. 25-32. DOI: 10.7895/ijadr.v5i2.218 [RJ1138] Paper

Tamutiene, I. and Laslett, A.L. (2016). Associative stigma and other harms in a sample of families of heavy drinkers in Lithuania. Journal of Substance Use, 22, (4), pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2016.1232760 [RJ1225] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Waleewong, O., Obot, I., Benegal, V., Hettige, S., Florenzano, R., Hanh, H.T., Hanh, V.T., Rao, G. and Room, R. (2016). Scoping response system management of alcohol's harm to others in lower middle income countries. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 33, (5), pp. 515-536. DOI: 10.1515/nsad-2016-0043 [RJ1224] Paper

Room, R., Laslett, A.L. and Jiang, H. (2016). Conceptual and methodological issues in studying alcohol’s harm to others. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 33, (5), pp. 455-478. DOI: 10.1515/nsad-2016-0038 [RJ1306] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Catalano, P., Chikritzhs, T.N., Dale, C., Doran, C., Ferris, J., Jainullabudeen, T., Livingston, M., Matthews, S., Mugavin, J., Room, R., Schlotterlein, M. and Wilkinson, C. (2015). Beyond the drinker: Longitudinal patterns in alcohol’s harm to others. FARE, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Canberra. [T203] Paper

Non-NDRI Publications

Wilkinson, C., Pennay, A., MacLean, S., Livingston, M., Room, R., Hamilton, M., Laslett, A.L., Jiang, H., Callinan, S. and Waleewong, O. The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), Melbourne: a decade on. Addiction. [In Press] [RJ]

Jiang, H., Callinan, S., Laslett, A.L. and Room, R. (2015). Correlates of caring for the drinkers and others among those harmed by another's drinking. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34, (2), pp. 162-169. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12175 [RJ] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Callinan, S., Mugavin, J., Jiang, H., Livingston, M. and Room, R. (2015). Beyond the Drinker: Longitudinal patterns in alcohol's harm to others. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, Canberra. ISBN: 978-0-9925892-7-1 [M] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Mugavin, J., Jiang, H., Manton, L., Callinan, S., MacLean, S. and Room, R. (2015). The hidden harm: Alcohol’s impact on children and families. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, Canberra. ISBN: 978-0-9924978-4-2 [M] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Mugavin, J., Jiang, H., Callinan, S., Sarah, M. and Room, R. (2015). The hidden harm: Alcohol’s impact on children and families. In Laslett, A.L. (ed.). [M]

Berends, L., Ferris, J. and Laslett, A.L. (2014). On the nature of harms reported by those identifying a problematic drinker in the family, an exploratory study. Journal of Family Violence, 29, pp. 197-204. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-013-9570-5 [RJ] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Room, R. and Dietze, P. (2014). Substance misuse, mental health problems and recurrent child maltreatment. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 7, (1), pp. 15-23. [RJ]

Laslett, A.L., Wilkinson, C., Room, R., Livingston, M., Ferris, J. and Mugavin, J. (2014). Alcohol’s harm to others: an overview of Australian work and results so far. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21, (2), pp. 10-11. [RJ]

Manton, L., MacLean, S., Laslett, A.L. and Room, R. (2014). Alcohol’s harm to others: using qualitative research to complement survey findings. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 3, (2), pp. 143-148. [RJ]

Mugavin, J., Livingston, M. and Laslett, A.L. (2014). Seeking help because of others' drinking. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33, (2), pp. 161-8. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12113 [RJ] Paper

Wilkinson, C., Laslett, A.L., Ferris, J., Livingston, M., Mugavin, J., Room, R. and Callinan, S. (2014). The Range and Magnitude of Alcohol's Harm to Others: study methodology and measurement challenges. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21, (2), pp. 12-16. [RJ]

Laslett, A.L. (2013). Understanding the situation of mothers who misuse substances: Commentary on Holmila and Raitasalo. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 30, pp. 383-385. [RJ]

Laslett, A.L., Callinan, S. and Pennay, A. (2013). The increasing significance of alcohol’s harm to others research. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 13, (3), pp. 163 - 172. DOI: 10.1108/DAT-11-2012-0010 [RJ] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Dietze, P., Room, R. and Ferris, J. (2013). Carer drinking and more serious child protection outcomes. British Journal of Social Work, 43, (7), pp. 1384-1402. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs052 [RJ] Paper

Berends, L., Ferris, J. and Laslett, A.L. (2012). A problematic drinker in the family: variations in the level of negative impact experienced by sex, relationship, and living status. Addiction Research & Theory, 20, (4), pp. 300-306. DOI: 10.3109/16066359.2011.629061 [RJ] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Ferris, J., Room, R. and Dietze, P. (2012). Social demography of alcohol-related harm to children in Australia. Addiction, 107, (6), pp. 1082-1089. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03789.x [RJ] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Room, R., Dietze, P. and Ferris, J. (2012). Alcohol’s involvement in recurrent child abuse and neglect cases. Addiction, 107, (10), pp. 1786-1793. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03917.x [RJ] Paper

Ferris, J., Laslett, A.L., Room, R. and Wilkinson, C. (2011). The impacts of others' drinking on mental health. Medical Journal of Australia, 195, (3), pp. S22-S26. [RJ]

Laslett, A.L., Room, R., Ferris, J., Wilkinson, C., Livingston, M. and Mugavin, J. (2011). Surveying the range and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others in Australia. Addiction, 106, (9), pp. 1603-1611. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03445.x [RJ] Paper

Livingston, M., Wilkinson, C. and Laslett, A.L. (2010). The impact of heavy drinkers on health and wellbeing. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, (5), pp. 778-785. [RJ]

Room, R., Ferris, J., Laslett, A.L., Livingston, M., Mugavin, J. and Wilkinson, C. (2010). The drinker’s effect on the social environment: A conceptual framework for studying alcohol’s harm to others. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7, (4), pp. 1855-1871. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7041855 [RJ] Paper

Laslett, A.L., Dietze, P. and Dwyer, R. (2008). The oral health of street-recruited injecting drug users: prevalence and correlates of problems. Addiction, 103, (11), pp. 1821-1825. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02339.x [RJ] Paper

Livingston, M., Laslett, A.L. and Dietze, P. (2008). Individual and community correlates of young people's high-risk drinking in Victoria, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 98, (3), pp. 241-248. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2008.06.002 [RJ] Paper

Stoove, M.A., Laslett, A.L. and Barratt, M.J. (2005). Victorian Trends in Ecstasy and related drug markets 2004: Findings from the Party Drug Initiative (PDI). NDARC Technical Report No. 226. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney. [T]

Dietze, P., Rumbold, G., Cvetkovski, S., Hanlin, K. and Laslett, A.L. (2000). Using population-based data on alcohol consumption and related harms to estimate the relative need for alcohol services in Victoria, Australia. Evaluation and Program Planning, 23, (4), pp. 429-436. DOI: 10.1016/S0149-7189(00)00033-1 [RJ] Paper

Hanlin, K., Jonas, H., Laslett, A.L., Dietze, P. and Rumbold, G. (2000). Patterns and trends in alcohol-related hospitalisations in Victoria, 1987/88 to 1995/96. Drug and Alcohol Review, 19, (4), pp. 381-390. DOI: 10.1080/713659421 [RJ] Paper

Jonas, H., Dietze, P., Rumbold, G., Hanlin, K., Cvetkovski, S. and Laslett, A.L. (1999). Associations between alcohol related hospital admissions and alcohol consumption in Victoria, Australia: Influence of sociodemographic factors. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 23, (3), pp. 272-277. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1999.tb01255.x [RJ] Paper