Psychology and Substance Use

Committee Information

The following members of the Interest Group Committee have been elected by the members of this Interest Group. Please feel free to contact the Interest Group Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this Interest Group around Australia.


Dr Hollie Wilson
I have over 12 years of experience advancing the alcohol and other drug treatment field, in academic research, teaching, clinical, and leadership positions. I currently hold a position as Allied Health Manager at Metro North Mental Health Alcohol and Drug Service (Brisbane).
I hold a committee role in the ePsychology interest group and am the convener of the Psychology & Substance Use (PSU) interest group. Convening the PSU interest group allows me to network with others in the field across the country, and to initiate and pursue psychology related AOD sector priorities through a national forum.


Ms Leeanne Brient


Mr Steven Leicester

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Prof Debra Rickwood

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Ms Caroline Long
Caroline Long has been working in the AOD/dual diagnosis sector across 25 years in both research and clinical roles with other professional roles in domestic violence, post separation family functioning and psycho-oncology. She is currently the Capacity Building Coordinator at Odyssey House Victoria, a specialist AOD treatment service. Caroline took on the role as Secretary of the PSU in 2014.

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Dr Latha Nithyanandam

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Mr Darren Watts

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Dr Lynne Magor-Blatch