Dr Kylie Lee

Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Indigenous Health and Substance Use, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Sydney Medical School

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Kylie is deputy director of Indigenous Health and Substance Use in Addiction Medicine, the University of Sydney and visiting research fellow, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (La Trobe University). Her highly original research in alcohol and other drug use is led by community or health service requests. Kylie and her team have pioneered translational research approaches. She is lead editor on a clinical textbookrequested by Indigenous AOD workers nationally and has been invited to assist Inuit and Sri Lankan communities in knowledge translation. Her work has won national recognition including a 2011 Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Award for a filmon problem drinking.

Selected grants

2016

  • Increasing uptake of evidence-based management of unhealthy alcohol use in Aboriginal primary health care services; Conigrave K, Haber P, Wilson S, Scrimgeour D, Hayman N, Dobbins T, Lee K, Ivers R, Dobbins T, Gray D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2015

  • Better methods to collect self-report data on alcohol use behaviours from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; Conigrave K, Lee K, Room R, Chikritzhs T, Hayman N, Gray D, Wilkes E, Wilson S, Callinan S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2012

  • Sharing and building knowledge translation approaches: Canadian and Australian experiences in community-led health research and mobilisation with Aboriginal peoples; Lee K, Davison C; Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)/Research Support.

2011

  • Substance misuse and mental disorders in a remote Arnhem Land and urban New South Wales Aboriginal population; Lee K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

2009

  • Developing a model for providing optimal support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander and health professinals working in the alcohol and other drugs field.; Lee K; Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Lee, K., Freeburn, B., Ella, S., Miller, W., Perry, J., Conigrave, K. (2012). Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work. Sydney: University of Sydney.

Book Chapters

  • Conigrave, K., Lee, K., Freeburn, B. (2015). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. In Paul Haber, Carolyn Day, Michael Farrell (Eds.), Addiction Medicine: Principles and Practice, (pp. 414-424). Melbourne: IP Communications.

Journals

  • Lee, K., Freeburn, B., Ella, S., Wilson, S., Mcewan, M., Harrison, K., Conigrave, K. (2017). Supporting the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug workforce in New South Wales, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36, 523-526. [More Information]
  • Brett, J., Lee, K., Gray, D., Wilson, S., Freeburn, B., Harrison, K., Conigrave, K. (2016). Mind the gap: What is the difference between alcohol treatment need and access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians? Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(4), 456-460. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Sukavatvibul, K., Conigrave, K. (2015). Cannabis use and violence in three remote Aboriginal Australian communities: Analysis of clinic presentations. Transcultural Psychiatry, 52(6), 827-839. [More Information]
  • Noble, N., Paul, C., Conigrave, K., Lee, K., Blunden, S., Turon, H., Carey, M., McElduff, P. (2015). Does a Retrospective Seven-day Alcohol Diary Reflect Usual Alcohol Intake for a Predominantly Disadvantaged Australian Aboriginal Population? Substance Use and Misuse, 50(3), 308-319. [More Information]
  • Ella, S., Lee, K., Childs, S., Conigrave, K. (2015). Who are the New South Wales Aboriginal drug and alcohol workforce? A first description. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34(3), 312-322. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Chikritzhs, T., Wilson, S., Wilkes, E., Gray, D., Room, R., Conigrave, K. (2014). Better methods to collect self-reported alcohol and other drug use data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(5), 462-472. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Harrison, K., Mills, K., Conigrave, K. (2014). Needs of Aboriginal Australian women with comorbid mental and alcohol and other drug use disorders. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(5), 473-481. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Jagtenberg, M., Ellis, C., Conigrave, K. (2013). Pressing need for more evidence to guide efforts to address substance use among young Indigenous Australians. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24(2), 87-97. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Dawson, A., Conigrave, K. (2013). The role of an Aboriginal women's group in meeting the high needs of clients attending outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32(6), 618-626. [More Information]
  • Conigrave, K., Lee, K. (2012). Smoking or Alcohol Dependence Among Indigenous Australians: Treatment May Be Needed, Not Just Education. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 21(10), 626-631. [More Information]
  • Conigrave, K., Freeman, B., Caroll, T., Simpson, L., Lee, K., Wade, V., Kiel, K., Ella, S., Becker, K., Freeburn, B. (2012). The Alcohol Awareness project: community education and brief intervention in an urban Aboriginal setting. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23(3), 219-225. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Conigrave, K., Patton, G., Clough, A. (2009). Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities in Australia: endemic yet neglected. The Medical Journal of Australia, 190(5), 228-229. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Conigrave, K., Clough, A., Dobbins, T., Jaragba, M., Patton, G. (2009). Five-year longitudinal study of cannabis users in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 28, 623-630. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Conigrave, K., Clough, A., Wallace, C., Silins, E., Rawles, J. (2008). Evaluation of a community-driven preventive youth initiative in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 27(1), 75-82. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Clough, A., Jaragba, M., Conigrave, K., Patton, G. (2008). Heavy cannabis use and depressive symptoms in three Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Medical Journal of Australia, 188(10), 605-608. [More Information]
  • Clough, A., Lee, K., Conigrave, K. (2008). Promising performance of a juvenile justice diversion programme in remote Aboriginal communities, Northern Territory, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 27(4), 433-438. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Jaragba, M., Clough, A., Conigrave, K. (2008). Wa! Ningeningma arakba akina da! (Oh! Now I know, that's it!). The Medical Journal of Australia, 188(2), 113-116. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Clough, A., Conigrave, K. (2007). High levels of cannabis use persist in Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Medical Journal of Australia. [More Information]
  • Clough, A., Lee, K., Cairney, S., Maruff, P., O'Reilly, B., d'Abbs, P., Conigrave, K. (2006). Changes in cannabis use and its consequences over 3 years in a remote indigenous population in northern Australia. Addiction, 101(5), 696-705. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Lockwood, J., Lander, J., Conigrave, K., Lee, K. (2009). An online resource for Indigenous health professionals undertaking a graduate diploma. 26th Annual Ascilite International Conference (ASCILITE 2009): Same places, different spaces, Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • Lander, J., Conigrave, K., Lee, K., Lockwood, J. (2009). Supporting indigenous students attending in block mode. ANAPHI Teaching and Learning Forum 2009, Canberra.

2017

  • Lee, K., Freeburn, B., Ella, S., Wilson, S., Mcewan, M., Harrison, K., Conigrave, K. (2017). Supporting the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug workforce in New South Wales, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36, 523-526. [More Information]

2016

  • Brett, J., Lee, K., Gray, D., Wilson, S., Freeburn, B., Harrison, K., Conigrave, K. (2016). Mind the gap: What is the difference between alcohol treatment need and access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians? Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(4), 456-460. [More Information]

2015

  • Conigrave, K., Lee, K., Freeburn, B. (2015). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. In Paul Haber, Carolyn Day, Michael Farrell (Eds.), Addiction Medicine: Principles and Practice, (pp. 414-424). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Lee, K., Sukavatvibul, K., Conigrave, K. (2015). Cannabis use and violence in three remote Aboriginal Australian communities: Analysis of clinic presentations. Transcultural Psychiatry, 52(6), 827-839. [More Information]
  • Noble, N., Paul, C., Conigrave, K., Lee, K., Blunden, S., Turon, H., Carey, M., McElduff, P. (2015). Does a Retrospective Seven-day Alcohol Diary Reflect Usual Alcohol Intake for a Predominantly Disadvantaged Australian Aboriginal Population? Substance Use and Misuse, 50(3), 308-319. [More Information]
  • Ella, S., Lee, K., Childs, S., Conigrave, K. (2015). Who are the New South Wales Aboriginal drug and alcohol workforce? A first description. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34(3), 312-322. [More Information]

2014

  • Lee, K., Chikritzhs, T., Wilson, S., Wilkes, E., Gray, D., Room, R., Conigrave, K. (2014). Better methods to collect self-reported alcohol and other drug use data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(5), 462-472. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Harrison, K., Mills, K., Conigrave, K. (2014). Needs of Aboriginal Australian women with comorbid mental and alcohol and other drug use disorders. Drug and Alcohol Review, 33(5), 473-481. [More Information]

2013

  • Lee, K., Jagtenberg, M., Ellis, C., Conigrave, K. (2013). Pressing need for more evidence to guide efforts to address substance use among young Indigenous Australians. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24(2), 87-97. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Dawson, A., Conigrave, K. (2013). The role of an Aboriginal women's group in meeting the high needs of clients attending outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32(6), 618-626. [More Information]

2012

  • Lee, K., Freeburn, B., Ella, S., Miller, W., Perry, J., Conigrave, K. (2012). Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work. Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Conigrave, K., Lee, K. (2012). Smoking or Alcohol Dependence Among Indigenous Australians: Treatment May Be Needed, Not Just Education. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 21(10), 626-631. [More Information]
  • Conigrave, K., Freeman, B., Caroll, T., Simpson, L., Lee, K., Wade, V., Kiel, K., Ella, S., Becker, K., Freeburn, B. (2012). The Alcohol Awareness project: community education and brief intervention in an urban Aboriginal setting. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23(3), 219-225. [More Information]

2009

  • Lockwood, J., Lander, J., Conigrave, K., Lee, K. (2009). An online resource for Indigenous health professionals undertaking a graduate diploma. 26th Annual Ascilite International Conference (ASCILITE 2009): Same places, different spaces, Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • Lee, K., Conigrave, K., Patton, G., Clough, A. (2009). Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities in Australia: endemic yet neglected. The Medical Journal of Australia, 190(5), 228-229. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Conigrave, K., Clough, A., Dobbins, T., Jaragba, M., Patton, G. (2009). Five-year longitudinal study of cannabis users in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 28, 623-630. [More Information]
  • Lander, J., Conigrave, K., Lee, K., Lockwood, J. (2009). Supporting indigenous students attending in block mode. ANAPHI Teaching and Learning Forum 2009, Canberra.

2008

  • Lee, K., Conigrave, K., Clough, A., Wallace, C., Silins, E., Rawles, J. (2008). Evaluation of a community-driven preventive youth initiative in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 27(1), 75-82. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Clough, A., Jaragba, M., Conigrave, K., Patton, G. (2008). Heavy cannabis use and depressive symptoms in three Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Medical Journal of Australia, 188(10), 605-608. [More Information]
  • Clough, A., Lee, K., Conigrave, K. (2008). Promising performance of a juvenile justice diversion programme in remote Aboriginal communities, Northern Territory, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 27(4), 433-438. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Jaragba, M., Clough, A., Conigrave, K. (2008). Wa! Ningeningma arakba akina da! (Oh! Now I know, that's it!). The Medical Journal of Australia, 188(2), 113-116. [More Information]

2007

  • Lee, K., Clough, A., Conigrave, K. (2007). High levels of cannabis use persist in Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Medical Journal of Australia. [More Information]

2006

  • Clough, A., Lee, K., Cairney, S., Maruff, P., O'Reilly, B., d'Abbs, P., Conigrave, K. (2006). Changes in cannabis use and its consequences over 3 years in a remote indigenous population in northern Australia. Addiction, 101(5), 696-705. [More Information]

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