Dr Caroline Salom has been appointed Associate Professor at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, and leads a research group focussed on substance use, mental health and associated disadvantage at the Institute for Social Sciences Research at UQ. She is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW, Sydney, serving as the Queensland Chief Investigator for the national Drug Trends research program.
Caroline is an epidemiologist with a strong interest in the life course factors that affect the development of dual disorders, the impacts of these disorders on the social and health aspects of people’s lives, and harm reduction mechanisms to reduce these impacts. As an evaluation specialist, she has additional expertise in the design and effectiveness of treatment systems to address the needs of people with dual disorders. Her early training as a molecular biologist also allows insights in the interactions between genetic, environmental and systems factors.
She has published over 100 journal articles and research reports, consulting to government, private and non-government organisations. She has been a member of WADD since 2017.