Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre, Monash University
Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen (BPharmSc[Hons] PhD MPS) is the Deputy Director of the Monash Addiction Research Centre in Melbourne, and an NHMRC Career Development Fellow.
She has published over 110 scientific publications and given over 150 national and international conference presentations. Her research has led to a greater understanding of how to identify and respond to prescription and over-the-counter drug-related problems, and harm-reduction in pharmacy and primary care settings.
Suzanne has been a registered pharmacist for over 20 years. Her clinical experience in the treatment of substance use disorders includes working in specialist drug treatment and community-based alcohol and drug treatment settings in Australia and the United Kingdom.
In Australia last year, 1,123 people died from opioids illicit drugs such as heroin, and pain relievers such as codeine, oxycodone and morphine. If used regularly, physical and psychological dependence can develop. In...