Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians are up to eight times as likely to suffer death or illness as a result of alcohol use. Yet there is a critical shortage of Indigenous researchers with expertise in this field. This CRE helps build a strong and continuing network of Indigenous researchers with expertise in treating and preventing alcohol problems. The Centre will generate new knowledge, integrating efforts along the continuum of treatment and prevention.


National health and Medical Research Council

Scheme name

NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence

Years funded

2017 – 2022

Lead institution

University of Sydney

Partner institution

IHMRI / University of Wollongong