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Professor Dennis Gray is a Deputy Director at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University, and a leader of the Institute’s Aboriginal Research Program.
He is an eminent researcher in the drug and alcohol area and has a long history of conducting collaborative research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations. This work has focused on: liquor licensing and the supply of alcohol to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; the provision of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific interventions; and enhancing options for the management of alcohol and other drug related problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled health services.
Professor Gray has published extensively on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug issues and has been invited to give presentations on his research in various national and international forums. His research has had demonstrable outcomes at the national, state/territory and regional/local levels. He is a former member of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee, his research team was awarded the 2006 National Alcohol and Drug Award for Excellence in Research, and in 2010 – in recognition of his significant contribution to the alcohol and other drugs field – he was named on the National Drug and Alcohol Honour.