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Anthony Shakeshaft

Professor and Deputy Director at National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

My research interests are the evaluation of the costs and effectiveness of drug and alcohol policy, community-action interventions and efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. I have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of brief interventions in many settings, the use of patient driven computers for anxiety and depression in primary care (in the U.K. and Canada), and methods of improving red blood cell transfusions in metropolitan hospitals. Current research includes leading the largest community-action alcohol trial ever under-taken internationally, examining the cost-effectiveness of screening and brief intervention in hospital emergency departments, improving GP prescribing practices and evaluating a family-based intervention for Aboriginal Australians in rural NSW.


  • 2010–present
    Associate Professor, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of NSW


  • 1999 
    University of Newcastle, PhD, Faculty of Medicine

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)