Conjoint Research Associate, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW
Dr Alice Munro is a rural social worker and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has worked to establish and deliver Aboriginal drug and alcohol services across the Murdi Paaki region of NSW since 2009. In 2018, Alice completed her Doctorate with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW. Her research evaluated community-led drug and alcohol programs and Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services in NSW. Dr Munro currently works with Western NSW Local Health District in an innovative role which aims to build a research active health organisation in rural NSW. She also is Deputy Chair of Western NSW Health Research Network (WHRN). Dr Munro lives and works on Wiradjuri country in Orange, NSW.
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