The 2014 AOD Provider Collaborative Research Symposium, developed in partnership with the Centre for Addiction Research at the University of Auckland, was held on 19 June 2014 at the University's Tāmaki campus.

Here, we offer a selection of audio/slide or video recordings of presentations from the Symposium, as well as copies of the powerpoint slides to download:

speaker PREsentatioN


Professor Des Gorman
Health Workforce NZ

KEYNOTE: Towards a sustainable and fit for purpose mental health and addiction workforce

Sonya Russell
Senior Portfolio Manager,
Counties Manukau Health

Opening address


A/Prof Peter Adams
Associate Director, Centre for Addiction Research,
University of Auckland

Working together well: research and practice in AOD services in New Zealand

Ingrid Minett
Senior Programme Manager,

Breakout 1A: WERO - an innovative smoking cessation initiative

Dr Trecia Wouldes
University of Auckland

Breakout 1B: prenatal exposure to methamphetamine: A tale of two cultures!


Dr David Newcombe
Associate Director, Centre for Addiction Research,
University of Auckland

Breakout 2A: The effect of Varenicline on cannabis use in cannabis dependent individuals who also smoke tobacco


Dr Vili Nosa
University of Auckland

Breakout 2B: AOD research in the Pacific and within Pacific populations in New Zealand

(PDF, 2.8MB)

Dr Helen Warren

Breakout 2C: From then to when: CEP research in Aotearoa New Zealand

(PDF, 1.8MB)

Dr Terry Fleming and A/Prof Janie Sheridan
University of Auckland

Breakout 3B: Youth '12. Are we making a difference? Changes in substance use, 2001- 2012


Dr Peter Huggard
University of Auckland

Breakout 3C: Resilience: is this a fence like at the top of the cliff?


Dr Sarah Sharpe and Karen Renner
University of Auckland

Breakout 4A : YourCall and SPILLIT - two studies of text message interventions aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm


Nicki Jackson
University of Auckland

Breakout 4B: patterns and predictors of adolescent drinking in New Zealand - will the new laws reduce harm?


Dr Andy Towers
Massey University

Breakout 4C: identifying the prevalence of hazardous drinking in older adults and flags for primary care workers