The 2015 AOD Provider Collaborative Research Symposium, developed in partnership with the Centre for Addiction Research at the University of Auckland, was held on 18 June 2015 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:



(click on title to view audio/slide recording on our YOUTUBE channel)


Professor Ann Roche
National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)
Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

KEYNOTE: Workforce development challenges in the alcohol and other drug sector: a changing landscape


(PDF, 4.7MB)
Dr Peter Watson
Clinical Director, Mental Health & Addictions
Counties Manukau Health

Welcome from Counties Manukau Health


no slides

Dr Katey Thom and Stella Black
University of Auckland

Breakout 1A: Unpacking the concept of 'Therapeutic Jurisprudence' and its relevance to the AOD community

(PDF, 728.9kb)

Professor Shanthi Ameratunga
University of Auckland

Breakout 1B: Post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use and depression: preventable morbidity among injured New Zealanders

 (PDF 574kb)

Nalei Taufa - University of Auckland

Breakout 1C: A Pacific AOD Research Update (chair: Dr Vili Nosa, University of Auckland)

Part 1: Her side of the kava story

 (PDF, 363kb)

Dr Lanuola Asiasiga - SHORE, Massey University Part 2: Alcohol Policy Interventions in New Zealand (APINZ) 2011: Pacific Drinkers  (PDF, 1MB)
Dr El-Shadan Tautolo - AUT  (PDF, 3.4MB)
Karen Himiona
CADS South

Breakout 2A: Comorbidity between loss and grief and addictions: experiences and motivations of a Māori AOD practitioner

(PDF, 4.2MB)

Julian King and Graham Panther

Breakout 2B: Current and emerging peer support issues and strategies

(PDF, 1.0MB)

A/Prof Simon Adamson
National Addiction Centre
University of Otago (Christchurch)

Breakout 2C: Controlled drinking: the science and the art

(PDF, 576kb)

A/Prof Robyn Dixon
University of Auckland

Breakout 3A: How to best support young people who are concerned about their drinking

(PDF, 293kb)

Graham Panther

Breakout 3B : The magic of co-production: lessons from Australia's first Recovery College

(PDF, 525kb)

Dr James Foulds
University of Otago (Christchurch)

Breakout 3C: Comorbidity of depression and alcohol use disorders: a review of the evidence

(PDF, 993kb)

Professor Peter Adams
University of Auckland

Breakout 4A: Ways of getting research off the ground in AOD practice

(This session was a workshop and was not recorded, however notes from the session can be viewed in the right hand column)

 (PDF, 111kb)

Dr Pauline Gulliver
University of Auckland
Breakout 4B: Problematic alcohol use and intimate partner violence: an update from the NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse  (PDF, 3.2MB)