Addiction Medicine

Research Staff

  • Clinical Associate Professor Martin Weltman
  • Dr Winston Kardell
  • Dr Bronwyn Milne

The discipline of Addiction Medicine is an exciting area of medicine with a wealth of opportunities for learning and research. It offers opportunities to be involved in novel innovative research utilising a full spectrum of skills, and scientific techniques.
Drug and alcohol use affects and impacts all body systems, affecting individuals, families and societies.
As the discipline is still developing and growing, it offers an ideal opportunity for students in a myriad of projects - whether these are completed as Independent Learning Activities, electives, research projects, Honours, Masters or indeed Ph.D theses.
We are delighted to receive your enquiries and have a dedicated research assistant, statistics and data analysis support available for projects undertaken. The service at Nepean Blue Mountains LHD comprises inpatient and outpatient services, community clinics delivering services from Penrith to Lithgow in diverse styles to patients aged from 12 through to 100.
Each clinician has various interests and projects available for students, and is happy to discuss student initiated ideas.

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Research Projects

Gastroenterological impacts of addiction particularly alcohol/addiction pharmacotherapies/hepatitis C genetics, burden of disease and innovations for screening and, treatment
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Drink driving and recidivism/the role of NGO’s and addiction treatment options/optimising care for improving overall health outcomes for patients and families living with dependency
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Addiction and social determinants of health/dual diagnosis/addiction, dependence the media and the law/ ethics
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Adolescence and addiction
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