IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Mental health and the ageing brain

Research focus

Dr Larance’s research examines strategies to reduce illicit drug harms, and effective treatments for substance use disorders. Her work intersects psychology, addiction medicine, psychiatry and public health.  She undertakes prospective cohort studies, clinical trials, surveys and analyses of linked data to generate critical knowledge relevant to health policy and clinical practice.

Research projects

Publications and funding


  • Australasian Professional Society for Alcohol and Drugs (APSAD)
  • College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)

Other roles

  • Conjoint Senior Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
  • Member, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Alcohol and Drug Service Research and Quality Committee
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee 
  • Chair, Board of Management of the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC)