Nadine is an Addiction Medicine clinician-researcher with 30 years’ experience in addiction medicine and public health practice in Australian and international contexts. A founding fellow of the Australian Chapter of Addiction Medicine, for the past decade she has held the position as Clinical Director of the Alcohol and Drug service at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, working as a practising Addiction Medicine specialist and leading a range of clinical services and innovations. Nadine is a conjoint Professor with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine, as the inaugural Director of the National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs. She has previously worked for the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. She is an internationally recognised researcher in substance use and its translation into consumer-focused harm-reduction public health interventions, models of care and policy for vulnerable populations.
Her current research focusses on working with people who use stimulants to develop new and effective interventions, and she has a particular interest in substance use disorders among refugees and other displaced populations.