Mr Michael Doyle

Master of Public HealthGraduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion
Research Fellow
Central Clinical School

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Biographical details

Michael is Bardi from the Kimberley Region of Western Australia and is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Indigenous Health and Alcohol, and is based in the Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Central Clinical School. His research focuses on alcohol and other drug treatment for men involve in the criminal justice system.

Research interests

Michael has worked toward the improvement of Aboriginal health throughout his career, which began as an Aboriginal Health Worker in his home Community of Djarindjin in Western Australia.

His primary areas of research interest are alcohol and other drug use and treatment for Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.

Teaching and supervision

Michael has lectured at the University of Sydney and at the University of NSW, in public health, health promotion and human research ethics. He has tutored undergraduate students, mentors a number of post-graduate students and early career Aboriginal researchers.

Current projects

Michael is continue his work he began during his PhD, and is analysing qualitative interview data from men in prison who have undertaken alcohol and other drug treatment. He is also analysing quantitative data on the alcohol and other drug use of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men in prison in NSW.

Michael is an associate investigator on the Australian Research Council funded linkage grant ‘Positive life pathways for vulnerable adolescents: The role of a life management program approach’ in the Center for Social Health Research, University of NSW.

He is involved with a number of other projects in an advisory capacity. He is a Aboriginal reference group member for the feasibility of implementing depot buprenorphine in NSW custodial settings project led by the Alcohol and other Drugs Branch, Centre for Population, Ministry of Health, New South Wales.

Michael is also involved in supporting research projects led by non-government organisations including the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League’s “Being Real” project which aims to improve needle and syringe program service delivery to Aboriginal people.

Associations

  • Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs, member
  • Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Network of NSW, member
  • Public Health Association of Australia, member

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Doyle, M., Maher, L., Graham, S., Wand, H., Iversen, J. (2018). Hepatitis C virus prevalence and associated risk factors among Indigenous Australians who inject drugs. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(1), 52-56. [More Information]

2018

  • Doyle, M., Maher, L., Graham, S., Wand, H., Iversen, J. (2018). Hepatitis C virus prevalence and associated risk factors among Indigenous Australians who inject drugs. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(1), 52-56. [More Information]

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