Welcome Professor Jacqueline Bowden, Director, National Centre for Education and Training in Addictions

Professor Jacqueline Bowden (image courtesy of SAHMRI)

The College is delighted to announce NCETA’s new Director, Professor Jacqueline Bowden. Jacquie has a background in both psychology (BA Arts, Hons and PhD) and public health (Master of Public Health).

Jacquie has been Deputy Director of the Health Policy Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). This centre undertakes programs of research in public health, specialising in tobacco control, obesity prevention and alcohol consumption. The group delivers evidence to inform public health policy and population-based interventions to reduce the preventable burden of non-communicable diseases. Professor Bowden has 20 years’ experience working in tobacco control, and she has managed South Australia’s Tobacco Control Research and Evaluation Program which informs all state policy, programs and interventions in tobacco control for the past 15 years.

Over the past 10 years, Professor Bowden has broadened into the field of alcohol policy research where she now leads a program of research. She holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship to investigate messaging to reduce parental supply of alcohol to teenagers and is also leading an evaluation of a national campaign to raise awareness of the risks of drinking during pregnancy.

Jacquie brings a wealth of leadership experience from working in a range of sectors including Government, the NGO sector (Cancer Council where she was General Manager for a period) and more recently SAHMRI and the University of Adelaide. She is also President of the South Australian Public Health Association.

Jacquie joins us on 29 November.

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