Dr Lexine Stapinski
University of New South Wales
Contact Details
Phone:
+612 9385 0422
Fax:
+612 9385 0222
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Role:
Senior Research Fellow
Bio

Dr Lexine Stapinski is a Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. She is a member of the Academic Leadership Group, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS). Her research focusses on understanding how alcohol and substance use disorders develop, and how we can intervene early on to reduce their impact and prevent escalation. She leads the Positive Choices project, which aims to improve dissemination of drug prevention resources to teachers, parents and students across Australia. Her work has been recognised by the TheMHS Early Career Research Innovation award, the Australian Rotary Health Knowledge Dissemination Award, and a research fellowship from the Society of Mental Health Research. She is the recipient of a 2017 NHMRC TRIP (Translating Research into Practice) Fellowship. 

Prior to joining NDARC, Lexine worked at Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health where she co-ordinated a randomised controlled trial of treatment (CBT and motivational interviewing) for co-morbid social anxiety and alcohol use disorders. She also completed a two year Research Fellowship within the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, where she explored longitudinal patterns of mental health and substance use in adolescents. Her PhD research examining generalised anxiety disorder received the Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for outstanding research achievement.