Chief Investigators

Professor Jennifer Martin

University of Newcastle (Director)

Professor Jennifer Martin (FRACP, PhD) is a dual-accredited clinical pharmacologist and physician, and holds an MA in politics and economics from...

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Professor Nadia Solowij

University of Wollongong (Co-Director)

Professor Nadia Solowij (PhD) is a Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong and Research Fellow at the Illawarra Health and...

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Professor Jane Gunn

University of Melbourne (Professor)

Professor Jane Gunn (MBBS, FRACGP) has played key leadership roles in reforming shared maternity care and cervical screening programs in Victoria via ...

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Professor Nicholas Lintzeris

University of Sydney (Professor)

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris (MBBS, PhD, FAChAM) is a clinician who has worked for over 30 years in the area of cannabis and other addictions and is...

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Distinguished Professor Xu-Feng Huang

University of Wollongong (Professor)

Distinguished Professor Xu-Feng Huang (MBBS, PhD, DSc) is the Director of the Centre for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Wollongong...

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Professor Kathy Eagar

University of Wollongong (Professor)

Professor Kathy Eagar is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the...

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Professor Nanthi Bolan

University of Newcastle (Professor)

Professor Nanthi Bolan (PhD) is leading Environmental Science Research and Policy Implementation at the University of Newcastle, and is a leader of...

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Professor Paul Scuffham

Griffith University (Professor)

Professor Paul Scuffham (FAAHMS, PhD) is a leading health economist in Australia, Deputy Director of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, and...

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Associate Professor Yvonne Bonomo

University of Melbourne (Associate Professor)

Associate Professor Yvonne Bonomo (MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FAChAM) is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and ...

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Dr Amirali Popat

University of Queensland (Doctor)

Dr Amirali Popat (PhD) is a Pharmaceutical formulation chemist with a PhD in novel drug delivery systems from the Australian Institute for...

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Associate Investigators and Affiliates

 

Professor Andrew Bonney

University of Wollongong (Professor)

Professor Andrew Bonney is a general practitioner and Roberta Williams Chair of General Practice in the School of Medicine at the University of...

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Professor Jan Copeland

University of NSW (Professor)

(Hon) Professor Jan Copeland (PhD) was the founding and sole Director of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) at the...

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Dr Craig Dalton

Hunter New England Local Health District (Doctor)

Dr Craig Dalton (BMed, MMSc, FAFPHM (Public Health)) is a public health physician and founder of Flutracking.net – the largest online participatory...

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Associate Professor Shanlin Fu

University of Technology, Sydney (Associate Professor)

Associate Professor Shanlin Fu (BSc, MSc, PhD) is a chemist with skills in structural elucidation of organic molecules, biochemical analysis, drug...

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Dr Peter Galettis

University of Newcastle (Doctor)

Dr Peter Galettis (BSc, PhD) has specialised for the last 25 years in assay development for use in drug monitoring. He is responsible for analysis of ...

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Dr Antony Martin

University of Newcastle (Doctor)

Dr Antony Martin (PhD) will develop a library of unique plant strains that have been chemically phenotyped via customised massively high throughput...

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Professor Ravi Naidu

University of Newcastle (Professor)

Professor Ravi Naidu (MSc, PhD, DSc) has more than 25 years of experience in soil chemistry, bioavailability and bioaccessibility of contaminants in...

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Professor Alison Ritter

University of NSW (Professor)

Professor Alison Ritter is an internationally recognised drug policy scholar and the Director of the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) at the...

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Professor Nicholas Talley

University of Newcastle (Professor)

Professor Nicholas Talley is a neurogastroenterologist, has published over 1000 papers in the peer-reviewed literature, and is considered one of the...

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Dr Katrina Green

University of Wollongong (Doctor)

Dr Katrina Green is a medical science lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Wollongong and a scientist at the Centre for Translational...

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Associate Professor Ross Norris

Affiliate Investigator - University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Ross Norris obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science (applied chemistry) in 1979 and Master of Applied Science in 1985 from the...

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Myfanwy Graham

Affiliate Investigator - NSW Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service

Myfanwy Graham is a senior specialist medicines information pharmacist based at the NSW Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service (CMAS), and instrumental...

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Dr Catherine Lucas

Affiliate Investigator - NSW Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service/University of Newcastle

Dr Catherine Lucas (BPharm, MBBS, FRACP, FAANMS) is a dual-accredited clinical pharmacologist and nuclear physician, as well as a pharmacist....

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Associate Professor Daryl Efron

Affiliate Investigator - Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Associate Professor Efron has a 25 year record in child neurodisability research, particularly psychopharmacology and child health services research, ...

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Linda Truong

Affiliate Investigator - Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Linda Truong (B.Sc (hons), M.Phil) is an experienced clinical trials project manager at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and a qualified...

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Edward Eden

ACRE PhD Student - University of Newcastle

Edward Eden is a PhD candidate with the University of Newcastle, investigating how cannabinoids can be used to treat brain cancer. Edward has a...

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Dr Christine Hallinan

ACRE Post Doctoral Research Fellow - University of Melbourne

Dr Christine Hallinan is an epidemiologist in the Department of General Practice (DGP) at the University of Melbourne. Her research interest is...

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Jessica Mills

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - University of Wollongong

Jessica Mills is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and Illawarra Health and Medical...

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Associate Professor Nikola Bowden

Affiliate Investigator - University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Bowden is co-Director of the University of Newcastle Centre for Drug Repurposing and Medicines Research and leads the DNA Repair...

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Carlos Jimenez Naranjo

ACRE Affilate PhD student - University of Wollongong

Carlos Jimenez Naranjo is a PhD candidate at Molecular Horizons, University of Wollongong. His research interest is focused on the use of...

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Dr Michelle Williams

ACRE Post Doctoral Research Fellow - University of Newcastle

Dr Williams is experienced in Toxicology, Management and Business Development. She has managed over 40 staff across multiple sites, skill levels and...

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Associate Professor Paul Tooney

Affiliate Investigator - University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Tooney is a member of the Centre for Drug Repurposing and Medicines Research at the University of Newcastle. He has a keen...

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Helen Clunas

ACRE Affilate PhD student - University of Wollongong

Helen Clunas is a PhD candidate at Molecular Horizons, University of Wollongong. After more than 20 years in the Australian Army, Helen decided to...

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Associate Professor Michael Kennedy

Affiliate Investigator - Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist

Associate Professor Michael Kennedy is a Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist. MB BS (Syd) FRACP and MD from University of NSW in...

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Daniel Erku

ACRE Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Griffith University

Daniel Erku is a pharmacist and public health researcher, with training and experience in using (pharmaco) economic evaluations to inform health...

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Dr Rachel Galettis

Clinical Trial Manager - University of Newcastle

Dr Rachel Galettis is the Clinical Trial Manager for ACRE. Her position involves the management of a NSW-wide study, Cannabinoids for Symptom Control ...

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Courtney Hill

Clinical Trial Coordinator – University of Newcastle

Courtney Hill is the Clinical Trial Coordinator for ACRE. Her position involves the coordination of the NSW-wide study, Cannabinoids for Symptom...

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Governance Structure

Policy and Translational Advisory Committee (PTAC)

Professor John McNeil Monash University

Professor Richard Day University of New South Wales

Professor Andrew Somogyi University of Adelaide

Professor Ian Whyte University of Newcastle

Clinical Advisory Group (CAG)

Professor Pat McGorry Mental Health
Professor Meera Agar Palliative care
Dr Chris Hayes Chronic Pain
Dr John Lawson Paediatric Epilepsy
Associate Professor Noel Cranswick Paediatric Pharmacology
Associate Professor Jeannette Lechner-Scott Multiple Sclerosis
Professor Nick Zwar Community Health
A/Prof Peter Grimison Oncology

 

 

 

 

 

 

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