Senior Research Officer, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW

Dr Peter Gates has an extensive 13 year career with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre since August 2002.

He has worked on projects investigating alcohol use in young Australians, specifically researching the impact of pre-mixed alcohol, and following this, he assisted with the introduction of the Australian Alcohol Treatment Outcome Measure for dissemination across non-government health organisations. Further, Peter has conducted research on the potency and contamination content of Australian cannabis.

More recently, Peter began working as part of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) investigating the barriers users face in receiving treatment specifically for their cannabis use. Peter completed his PhD in August 2012 evaluating the efficacy of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre’s Cannabis Information and Helpline.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Officer, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Australia