National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Professor Gray is a Deputy Director at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University, and a leader of the Institute’s Aboriginal Research Program. He is an eminent researcher in this area and has a long history of conducting collaborative research with Aboriginal community-controlled organisations. Professor Gray has published extensively on alcohol and other drug use in Aboriginal communities and has been invited to give presentations on his research in various national and international forums. His most recent work has focused upon: the provision of alcohol and other drug services; enhancing options for the management of alcohol- and cannabis-related problems in Aboriginal community-controlled health services; and the impact of liquor licensing restrictions. His research has had demonstrable outcomes at the National, State/ Territory and regional/ local levels. His research team was awarded the 2006 National Alcohol and Drug Award for Excellence in Research, and in 2010 – in recognition of his significant contribution to the alcohol and other drugs field – he was named on the National Drug and Alcohol Honour Roll.