Dr Louisa Degenhardt

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre UNSW

Louisa’s research on trends in illicit drug use identified the Australian heroin shortage and the increasing use in methamphetamine and ecstasy. She has developed the ‘Party Drug Initiative’, a national project documenting the patterns of use and harms associated with this new drug use. This work has been internationally lauded and Louisa has been invited to present research findings to UN agencies, international and national government advisory bodies and the Australian Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy.