NDARC staff recognised with Fulbright Scholarship and NSW Cancer Institute Fellowship

February 2015

NDARC’s Dr Emma Barrett a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS) has been awarded a prestigious Australian Fulbright Scholarship 2015. Supported by the scholarship, Emma will be working at the Medical University of South Carolina, in the US  where she intends to develop and test an integrated psychological treatment for co-occurring traumatic stress and substance use among adolescents.

Dr Ryan Courtney, also a postdoctoral research fellow at NDARC, has been awarded a prestigious NSW Cancer Institute Early Career fellowship worth $558,511. The grant will support his NHMRC funded randomised controlled trial aimed at reducing tobacco smoking among low SES smokers by improving compliance with treatment, smoking cessation and health economic outcomes.