Scholarship to present research on Middle Eastern drug policy

April 2014

NDARC doctoral candidate Zahra Alam Mehrjerdi has been awarded a scholarship to present at the eighth annual International Society for the Study of Drug Policy conference in Rome.

Mehrjerdi will present a paper on opioid use, treatment and harm reduction policies in fifteen countries of the Middle East. She will also receive a bursary of up to €700 and free registration for the conference, which is to be held in May 2014.

Scholarships were awarded to postgraduate doctoral students who submitted the highest quality abstracts. 

Mehrjerdi, who originates from Iran, joined NDARC as a doctoral candidate in 2013. Her PhD will examine the effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy on methamphetamine use among women in methadone therapy in Tehran.