Acknowledgment of country
The Lives of Substance team acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands throughout Australia on which the research behind this website was conducted. We acknowledge their continuing connection to lands, waters and culture, and value their unique contribution to the wider Australian society.
Team & Thanks
This website is based on qualitative research conducted in Australia by researchers from Curtin University’s National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia, Monash University and the University of New South Wales’ Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH). The research was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant (DP140100996). NDRI is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvements Grants Fund, with additional research funding coming from a range of national and international sources. CSRH is supported by a grant from the Australian Department of Health. Professor Suzanne Fraser is funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT120100215).
The project was conducted using what is known as the ‘DIPEx method’, developed by the Health Experiences Research Group in the Department of Primary Care Health Services at the University of Oxford, UK. Our staff received training and support from Healthtalk Australia.