Dr Anne-Marie Laslett is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) and the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR). While she graduated as a dentist, her 20 year career (largely at Turning Point until recently) has involved examining a wide range of health and social health problems.
The emphasis of Anne-Marie’s research (and her PhD completed in 2013) is on alcohol's involvement in child abuse and neglect cases, both in child protection and health systems as well as in the general population.
Anne-Marie also currently directs the Range and Magnitude of Alcohol's Harm to Others project at CAPR and is a co-investigator and technical advisor to the World Health Organization/Thai Health international collaborative research project on 'The harm to others from drinking'. National surveys of alcohol’s harm to others, service system data and qualitative interviews with families directed by Laslett have refocused research attention – long directed to the drinker – onto the effects intoxication has on others, providing insight into the magnitude and ways in which Australian children and families are affected by others’ drinking.