Ray Lovett presented at the the inaugural National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference
I attended the inaugural National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference 2010: Listening, Learning and Leading at the Adelaide convention centre during 16-18 June 2010.
There were approximately 500 participants from a broad range of backgrounds attending and presenting at the conference. I presented two papers entitled:
- Assessing high risk alcohol use in an urban indigenous population
- 'Can I have a Walan Girri' the development of an Indigenous led model of service development and delivery for problematic alcohol and other drug use in the ACT
The conference presentations were very useful for my PhD study as they focused about research questions. The second presentation also enabled me to co-present with Roxanne Brown from the local Aboriginal Health Service (the site of my PhD primary data collection). In addition, attendance at the conference enabled me to network with other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people working and conducting research in the area of alcohol and other drug use.
The second presentation formed the basis of a journal paper published in the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Journal in 2011.