Dr Joanne Ross is a Senior Lecturer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and has 15 years experience in drug and alcohol research. Joanne was awarded her PhD in 1999 for her work on benzodiazepine use among heroin users. Her research interests include treatment outcomes for heroin and methamphetamine dependence, and psychiatric comorbidity among injecting drug users.
Joanne was the Project Coordinator for the Australian Treatment Outcome Study (ATOS), the first cohort study of heroin treatment entrants to be conducted in Australia. She is also an investigator on an NHMRC funded study of treatment outcomes for methamphetamine dependence, and is currently directing a study examining suicide risk assessment practices in drug and alcohol treatment settings. Joanne is an Assistant Editor for Addiction, the leading international journal in the field. She is also a regular reviewer for a range of drug and alcohol journals.