Researcher biography

Caroline holds a PhD from UQ in the epidemiology of comorbid substance and mental health disorders, and has worked in the addiction field for over 15 years in both academia and service provision. Prior to this she worked in the molecular biology side of medical research for many years, particularly inflammatory diseases. She has particular interests in the genetic and social factors contributing to chronic health conditions, and how support services can be designed to respond to these challenges.

Research interests

  • Epidemiology of alcohol and other drug use and mental health disorders
  • Community impact of alcohol, other drug and mental health disorders
  • Community health prevention
  • Health service design, uptake and evaluation

PhD thesis

Comorbid alcohol and mental health disorders: a longitudinal analysis of development to young adulthood