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Senior Research Fellow, UNSW

Dr Amy Peacock (BA Hons, PhD) is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, and an Adjunct Researcher in the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania. She currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Fellowship (2020-2024). Her program of research is focused on:

- Monitoring systems for detecting trends in illicit drug use and communicating risks to consumers and health professionals;
- Use, consumer characteristics, and harms associated with new psychoactive substances;
- Use of pharmaceutical opioids and strategies (e.g., abuse-deterrent formulations) used to reduce extra-medical use;
- Parental supply of alcohol and the association with subsequent alcohol consumption and related harm among young people; and
- Mortality and morbidity associated with alcohol use using data-linkage methods.

Amy is currently the Program Lead for Drug Trends, comprising the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS), Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), National Illicit Drug Indicators Program (NIDIP) and the Drug and New Technologies (DNeT) projects. Amy also currently coordinates the Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Senior Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • 2016–present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Tasmania
  • 2016–2016
    Research Fellow, King's Colledge London
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Tasmania

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Tasmania, PhD