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Professor Alison Ritter

Social Policy Research Centre

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Fields: Public Policy, Health Policy, Public Health and Health Services
Tags: Substance Abuse

Professor Alison Ritter is an internationally recognised drug policy scholar and the Director of the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow leading a multi-disciplinary program of research on drug policy. The goal of the work is to advance drug policy through improving the evidence-base, translating research and studying policy processes.

Professor Ritter worked as a clinical psychologist in the alcohol and drug treatment sector prior to commencing full-time research. She has contributed significant policy and practice developments across alcohol and drug policy over many years. She is the immediate past President of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, Vice-President of the Alcohol and Drug Council of Australia and an Editor for a number of journals, including Drug and Alcohol Review, and the International Journal of Drug Policy.

Professor Ritter has an extensive research grant track record ($31m). She has published widely in the field including two edited books; multiple book chapters and more than 180 other publications.

Selected Research Projects:

Publications

    Books

    • Roxburgh AD;Ritter A;Slade T;Burns L, 2014, Trends in Drug Use and Related Harms in Australia, 2001 to 2013, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/trends-drug-use-and-related-harms-australia
    • Ritter A; King T; Lee N, (eds.), 2013, Drug Use in Australian Society, 1, Oxford University Press, Australia, http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/health_sciences/9780195518863
    • Roxburgh AD;Ritter A;Grech K;Slade T;Burns LA, 2011, Trends in Drug Use and Related Harms in Australia, 2001 to 2011, Original, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/trends-drug-use-and-related-harms-australia-2001-2011-0
    • Ritter A;Lancaster K;Grech K;Reuter P, 2011, An assessment of illicit drug policy in Australia (1985 to 2010): Themes and trends, Original, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, http://www.dpmp.unsw.edu.au/DPMPWeb.nsf/resources/monograph1.pdf/$file/DPMP+MONO+21.pdf
    • King T;Ritter A;Berends L, 2011, Victorian pharmacotherapy review, Original, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
    • Ritter A;Chalmers JJ, 2009, Polygon: The many sides to the Australian opioid pharmacotherapy maintenance system, 1, Australian National Council on Drugs, Canberra
    • Chalmers JJ;Ritter A;Heffernan M;McDonnell GD, 2009, Modelling pharmacotherapy maintenance in Australia: Exploring affordability, availability, accessibility and quality using system dynamics., 1, Australian National Council on Drugs, Canberra
    • Ross JE;Teesson M;Darke S;Lynskey M;Ali R;Ritter A;Cooke R, 2004, Twelve Month Outcomes of Treatment for Heroin Dependence Findings from the Australian Treatment Outcome Study (ATOS), NDARC Technical Report No. 196, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Book Chapters

    • Ritter A;Lancaster KS, 2018, 'Multiple Streams', in Hoppe R; Colebatch H (ed.), Handbook on the Policy Process, Edward Elgar
    • Ritter A;King T;Lee N, 2017, 'Introduction', in Ritter A; King T; Lee N (ed.), Drug Use in Australian Society, edn. 2nd, Oxford University Press Australia, Melbourne, pp. 1 - 19
    • Ritter A;Chalmers J;Berends L, 2017, 'A methodology for estimating health expenditure on drug treatment: the Australian experience', in Drug treatment expenditure: a methodological overview, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Luxembourg, pp. 25 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.2810/052028
    • Nielsen S;Gisev N, 2017, 'Drug Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy Treatments', in Ritter A; King T; Lee N (ed.), Drug Use and Australian Society 2nd Edition, edn. 2nd, OUP
    • Barratt MJ;Lenton S, 2017, 'Drugs and the internet', in Ritter A; King T; Lee N (ed.), Drug Use in Australian Society, Oxford University Press Australia, pp. 102 - 123
    • Champion K;Newton N;Birrell LE;Teesson M, 2017, 'Primary Prevention for Alcohol and Other Drug Use among Australian Adolescents', in Ritter A; Lee N; King T (ed.), Drug Use in Australian Society, Oxford University Press Australia, pp. 124 - 143
    • McDonald D;Hughes CE, 2017, 'Chapter 11: Drug laws and regulations', in Ritter A; King T; Lee N (ed.), Drug Use in Australian Society, edn. 2nd, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, pp. 223 - 246
    • Ritter A;Lancaster KS, 2017, 'Making Drugs Policy: Policy Models and Influences on Policy Processes', in Ritter A; Trevor K; Lee N (ed.), Drug Use in Australian Society, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 266 - 291, https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/health,-nursing-and-social-work/9780190306458-drug-use-in-australian-society
    • Ritter A;Hughes CE;Hull P, 2016, 'Drug policy', in Kolind T; Thom B; Hunt G; Karch S; Thom B; White J (ed.), The SAGE handbook of drug & alcohol studies. Volume 1, Social science approaches, SAGE, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 135 - 163
    • 2013, 'Setting the Scene', in Bailey J; Iron R; Strachan H (ed.), BRITISH GENERALS IN BLAIR'S WARS, edn. Military Strategy and Operational Art, ASHGATE PUBLISHING LTD, pp. 3 - 4, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000352898000003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Ritter A, 2013, 'I2S Needs Theory as Well as a Toolkit', in DISCIPLINING INTERDISCIPLINARITY: INTEGRATION AND IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCES FOR RESEARCHING COMPLEX REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS, AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, pp. 313 - 318, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000337035700040&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Ritter A;Lancaster K, 2013, 'Policy models and influences on policy processes', in Ritter A; King T; Hamilton M (ed.), Drug Use in Australian Society, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Australia, pp. 99 - 132, http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/health_sciences/9780195518863
    • Ritter A, 2012, 'Heroin: Injected with uncertainty', in Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, pp. 157 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781849773607
    • Smithson M;Bammer G;Attewell R;Buckman S;Curthoys A;Delaney K;Dovers S;Furler L;Grishin S;Hájek A;Handmer J;Jones J;Longford S;Mackey J;McFadden M;Moore M;Perkins P;Perez P;Pickard S;Plant A;Quiggin J;Ritter A;White I, 2012, 'Coping and managing under uncertainty', in Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, pp. 321 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781849773607
    • Smithson M;Bammer G;Attewell R;Buckman S;Curthoys A;Delaney K;Dovers S;Furler L;Grishin S;Hájek A;Handmer J;Jones J;Longford S;Mackey J;McFadden M;Moore M;Perkins P;Perez P;Pickard S;Plant A;Quiggin J;Ritter A;White I, 2012, 'Uncertainty metaphors, motives and morals', in Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, pp. 305 - 320, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781849773607
    • Bammer G;Smithson M;Attewell R;Buckman S;Curthoys A;Delaney K;Dovers S;Furler L;Grishin S;Hájek A;Handmer J;Jones J;Longford S;Mackey J;McFadden M;Moore M;Perkins P;Perez P;Pickard S;Plant A;Quiggin J;Ritter A;White I, 2012, 'The nature of uncertainty', in Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, pp. 289 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781849773607
    • Ritter A, 2011, 'Australia', in Kleiman MAR; Hawdon JE (ed.), Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, edn. Original, SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, pp. 75 - 77, http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book234211
    • Ritter A, 2011, 'Needle Exchange Programs', in Kleiman MAR; Hawdon JE (ed.), Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, edn. Original, SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, pp. 563 - 565, http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book234211
    • Ritter A, 2011, 'Methadone', in Kleiman MAR; Hawdon JE (ed.), Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, edn. Original, SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, pp. 506 - 508, http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book234211
    • Ritter A, 2011, 'Drug Treatment Programs', in Kleiman MAR; Hawdon JE (ed.), Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, edn. Original, SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, pp. 247 - 250, http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book234211
    • Bammer G;Strazdins L;McDonald D;Berry H;Ritter A;Deane P;van Kerkhoff L, 2010, 'Expanding the deliberations about the research-policy gap: useful ideas from the literature', in Bammer G (ed.), BRIDGING THE KNOW-DO GAP: KNOWLEDGE BROKERING TO IMPROVE CHILD WELLBEING, AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, pp. 135 - 155, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000291465600012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Dunlop A;Petroulias D;Marope D;Khoo K;Kimber J;Ritter A;Burrell T;Osborn DA, 2009, 'Pharmacotherapies and pregnancy', in Mattick RP; Ali R; Lintzeris N (ed.), Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence Treatment, edn. 1, Informa Healthcare, London, UK, pp. 282 - 329
    • Gibson AE;Ritter A, 2009, 'Naltrexone maintenance treatment', in Mattick RP; Ali R; Lintzeris N (ed.), Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence Treatment, edn. 1, Informa Healthcare, London, UK, pp. 252 - 281
    • Henry-Edwards S;Gowing L;White J;Ali RL;Lintzeris N;Bell JR;Ritter A;Quigley A, 2009, 'Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence', in Mattick RP; Ali R; Lintzeris N (ed.), Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence Treatment, edn. 1, Informa Healthcare, London, UK, pp. 354 - 389
    • Bell JR;Kimber J;Lintzeris N;White J;Mattick RP;Ritter A, 2009, 'Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of naltrexone in the opioid dependence.', in Mattick RP; Ali R; Lintzeris N (ed.), Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence Treatment, edn. 1, Informa Healthcare, London, UK, pp. 446 - 474
    • Lintzeris N;Clark N;Muhleisen P;Ritter A;Mattick RP, 2009, 'National clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of buprenorphine in the treatment of heroin dependence.', in Mattick RP; Ali R; Lintzeris N (ed.), Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence Treatment, edn. 1, Informa Healthcare, London, UK, pp. 390 - 445
    • Dray A;Mazerolle L;Perez P;Ritter A, 2008, 'Drug law enforcement in an agent-based model: Simulating the disruption to street-level drug markets', in Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems, pp. 352 - 371, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-591-7.ch018
    • Perez P;Dray A;Ritter A;Dietze P;Moore T;Mazerolle L, 2006, 'SimDrug: A Multi-Agent System Tackling the Complexity of Illicit Drug Markets in Australia', in Perez P; Batten D (ed.), COMPLEX SCIENCE FOR A COMPLEX WORLD: EXPLORING HUMAN ECOSYSTEMS WITH AGENTS, AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, pp. 193 - 223, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000291158700015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

    Journal articles

    Conference Papers

    • Shukla N;Hoang V;Shahanan M;Ritter A;Cao VL;Perez P, 2014, 'A lifetime individual sampling model (ISM) for heroin use and treatment evaluation in Australia', in 3rd International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2014, pp. 6 - 13
    • Berends L;Ritter A;Chalmers J, 2014, 'Government communication during alcohol and other drug sector reform', in Government communication during alcohol and other drug sector reform, 40th Annual Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Turin, Italy, presented at 40th Annual Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Turin, Italy, 09 - 13 June 2014
    • Perez P;Dray A;Ritter A;Dietze P;Moore T;Mazerolle L, 2006, 'SimDrug: Exploring the complexity of illicit drug markets', in 50th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences 2006, ISSS 2006, pp. 175 - 197
    • Ritter A, 2004, 'The 15th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm, Melbourne, Australia, 20-24th April 2004', in International Journal of Drug Policy, pp. 311 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2004.05.003
    • Ritter AJ, 2004, 'Drug dependence: Evidence-base for treatment and translating research into practice', in CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING ASIA, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, pp. A218 - A218, presented at 8th World Congress of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, 01 - 06 August 2004, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000225490400029&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

    Reports

    • Lancaster K; Seear K; Ritter A, 2018, Monograph No. 26: Reducing Stigma and Discrimination for People Experiencing Problematic Alcohol and Other Drug Use, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, Drug Policy Modelling Program Monograph Series, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b8746fe72507
    • Lancaster K;Seear K;Ritter A, 2018, Monograph No. 26: Reducing stigma and discrimination for people experiencing problematic alcohol and other drug use, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, DPMP Monograph Series, 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b8746fe72507
    • Hughes CE;Ritter A, 2018, DPMP Bulletin No. 25: What does the research evidence tell us about what Australians think about the legal status of drugs? A 2018 update, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, DPMP Bulletin Series
    • Lancaster K;Ritter A;Seear K, 2018, Reducing stigma and discrimination for people experiencing problematic alcohol and other drug use, QMHC, https://www.qmhc.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/downloads/reducing_stigma_and_discrimination_for_people_experiencing_problematic_alcohol_and_other_drugs_ndarc_april_2017_0.pdf
    • Hughes CE;Shanahan M;Sotade O;Ritter A, 2017, Towards a new ACT Drug and Alcohol Court: A program and systems perspective, Drug Policy Modelling Program, NDARC, UNSW, Sydney
    • Leung J;Stockings EA;Wong I;Galasyuk N;Diminic S;Leitch E;Whiteford H;Degenhardt L;Ritter A;Harris M, 2017, Co-morbid mental and substance use disorders – a meta-review of treatment effectiveness, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, 336
    • Ritter A;van de Ven K, 2017, Phase 1 of the development of a National Treatment Framework for drug and alcohol treatment services, Commonwealth Department of Health
    • Ritter A;Lancaster KS;Barratt M, 2016, Researcher engagement with people who use drugs, Drug and Alcohol Research Connections, Drug and Alcohol Research Connections, http://connections.edu.au/opinion/researcher-engagement-people-who-use-drugs
    • Hughes C;Ritter A;Chalmers J;Lancaster K;Barratt M;Moxham-Hall V, 2016, Decriminalisation of drug use and possession in Australia – A briefing note, Drug Policy Modelling Program, NDARC, UNSW Australia, Sydney, https://dpmp.unsw.edu.au/resource/decriminalisation-drug-use-and-possession-australia-%E2%80%93-briefing-note
    • Belackova V;Ritter A;Shanahan M;Chalmers J;Hughes C;Barratt MJ;Lancaster K, 2015, Medicinal cannabis in Australia – Framing the regulatory options
    • Ritter A;Hull P;Berends L;Chalmers J, 2014, Planning processes for alcohol and other drug treatment in Australia. Working Paper No. 9, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • Ritter A;Hull P;Berends L;Chalmers J, 2014, Approaches to purchasing alcohol and other drug treatment in Australia. Working Paper No. 10, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • Ritter A;Chalmers J;Berends L, 2014, The Non Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program (NGOTGP) and the Substance Misuse Service Delivery Grants Fund (SMSDGF) – a descriptive overview. Working Paper No. 4, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • Ritter A;Chalmers J;Berends L, 2014, Australian alcohol and other drug treatment spending. Working Paper No 7, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • Ritter A;Chalmers J;Sunderland M, 2014, Estimating need and demand for treatment – a background briefing. Working Paper No. 1, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • Ritter A;Hull P, 2014, The potential role of pay-for-performance in alcohol and other drug treatment funding: a literature review. Working Paper No. 5, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales., Sydney
    • Ritter A;Gomez M, 2014, Hard to count” or unrecorded treatment utilisation for alcohol and other drugs. Working Paper No. 6, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • Chalmers J;Ritter A;Berends L, 2014, Alcohol and other drug treatment financing in Australia: Funding flows. Working Paper No. 3, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • Chalmers J;Ritter A, 2014, Alcohol and other drug treatment utilisation in Australia. Working Paper No. 8.
    • Hughes C;Ritter A;Cowdery N;Phillips B, 2014, Australian threshold quantities for 'drug trafficking': Are they placing drug users at risk of unjustified sanction, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/461-480/tandi467.html
    • Berends L;Ritter A, 2014, The processes of reform in Victoria's alcohol and other drug sector, 2011-2014, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, http://apo.org.au/node/54073
    • Hughes CE;Ritter A;Cowdery N;Phillips B, 2014, Evaluating Australian drug trafficking thresholds: Proportionate, equitable and just?, Criminology Research Advisory Council, Canberra, http://crg.aic.gov.au/reports/1314/35-1112-FinalReport.pdf
    • Hughes CE;Shanahan M;Ritter A;McDonald D;Gray-Weale F, 2014, Monograph No. 25: Evaluation of the ACT drug diversion programs, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, DPMP Monograph Series, https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/ndarc/resources/DPMP%20MONO%2025.pdf
    • Ritter A;Berends L;Chalmers J;Hull P;Lancaster K;Gomez M, 2014, New Horizons: The Review of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
    • Chalmers J;Phillips B;Gray-Weale F;Ritter A, 2013, Treatment pathways from the client’s perspective: Informing a better match between servicer provision and service need, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A;McLeod R;Shanahan M, 2013, Monograph No. 24: Government drug policy expenditure in Australia – 2009/10, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, DPMP Monograph Series, https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/ndarc/resources/24%20Government%20drug%20policy%20expenditure%20in%20Australia%20-%202009_10.pdf
    • Ritter A;Chalmers J, 2013, Modelling alternate opioid treatment system configurations, Drug Policy Modelling Program, Sydney
    • Ritter A;Roxburgh A;Slade T;Burns L, 2013, Trends in drug use and related harms in Australia, 2001 to 2013, Drug Policy Modelling Program. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
    • Lancaster KS;Ritter A;Matthew-Simmons F, 2013, Young people's opinions on alcohol and other drugs issues, Australian National Council on Drugs, Australian National Council on Drugs, ANCD Research Paper No.27, https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/newsevents/events/RP27-young-peoples-opinions.pdf
    • Ritter A;Sunderland M, 2012, YSAS service planning project: Estimating need for youth services, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A;Sunderland M;Chalmers J, 2012, Estimating the unmet need and unmet demand for opioid treatment in NSW, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A;Matthew-Simmons F;Carragher N, 2012, Monograph No. 23: Prevalence of and interventions for mental health and alcohol and other drug problems amongst the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community: a review of the literature, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, https://dpmp.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/dpmp/resources/DPMP%20MONO%2023.pdf
    • Ritter A;Bright DA;Gong W, 2012, Evaluating drug law enforcement interventions directed towards methamphetamine in Australia, National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, Canberra, NDLERF Monograph Series, 44, http://www.ndlerf.gov.au/pub/Monograph_44.pdf
    • Ritter A;Lancaster K;Grech K;Reuter P, 2011, Monograph No. 21: An assessment of illicit drug policy in Australia (1985-2010): Themes and trends, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, DPMP Monograph Series
    • Chalmers J;Lancaster K;Ritter A;King T, 2011, Pharmacy participation in NSW Opioid Treatment Program: Options paper, A report prepared for NSW Health, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • King T;Ritter A;Berends L, 2011, Victorian Pharmacotherapy Review, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Hughes CE;Ritter A, 2011, Monograph No. 22: Legal thresholds for serious drug offences: Expert advice to the ACT on determining amounts for trafficable, commercial and large commercial drug offences, National Drug and Alcohol Reseach Centre, Sydney, DPMP Monograph Series, https://dpmp.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/dpmp/resources/22%20Legal%20thresholds%20for%20serious%20drug%20offences.pdf
    • Hughes C;Ritter A, 2010, Diversion of drug offenders - Report for Queensland Health and Queesland Police, Drug Policy Modelling Program, Sydney
    • Hughes C;Lodge M;Ritter A, 2010, Monograph No. 18: The Coordination of Australian Illicit Drug Policy: A governance perspective, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Original, https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/ndarc/resources/18%20The%20coordination%20of%20Australian%20illicit%20drug%20policy.pdf
    • Ritter A, 2009, Situation of drug related research in Australia., Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission, In G. Buhringer, M. Farrell, L. Kraus, J. Marsden, T. Pfeiffer-Gerschel, D. Piontek, K. Karachaliou, J. Kunzel & G. Stillwell. Comparative Analysis of Research into Illicit Drugs in the European Union
    • Chalmers J;Ritter A;Heffernan M;McDonnell G, 2009, Modelling pharmacotherapy maintenance in Australia: exploring affordability, availability, accessibility and quality using system dynamics, Australian National Council on Drugs, Canberra, ANCD Research Paper 19
    • Ritter A;Chalmers J, 2009, Polygon: The many sides to Australian opioid pharmacotherapy maintenance system, Australian National Council on Drugs, Canberra, ANCD Research Paper 18
    • Matthew-Simmons F;Love S;Ritter A, 2008, Monograph No. 17: A review of Australian public opinion surveys on illicit drugs, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, DPMP Monograph Series
    • Hughes C;Ritter A, 2008, Monograph No. 16: A summary of diversion programs for drug and drug related offenders in Australia, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, Original, https://dpmp.unsw.edu.au/resource/16-summary-diversion-programs-drug-and-drug-related-offenders-australia
    • Lee N;Jenner L;Kay-Lambkin F;Hall K;Dan F;Roeg S;Hunt S;Dingle G;Baker A;Hides L;Ritter A, 2007, PsyCheck: Responding to mental health issues within alcohol and drug treatment, Commonwealth Australia, Canberra
    • Moore T, 2005, Monograph No. 1: What is Australia's "drug budget"? The policy mix of illicit drug-related government spending in Australia, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc., Fitzroy, Victoria, Drug Policy Modelling Program Monograph Series, 1
    • Shanahan M;Havard A;Mills K;Williamson A;Ross J;Teesson M;Darke S;Ali R;Ritter A;Cooke R;Lynskey M, 2003, Health services use and treatment costs over 12 months among heroin users: Findings from the Australian Treatment Outcome Study (ATOS), National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, NDARC Technical Report No. 203, https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/ndarc/resources/TR.203.pdf

    Other

    • Ritter A;Hughes C;Shanahan M, 2018, Bulletin No. 26: Models for the Decriminalisation of the Personal Use and Possession of Drugs, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5beba8750ca19
    • Hughes C;Ritter A, 2018, Bulletin No. 25: What does the research evidence tell us about what Australians think about the legal status of drugs? A 2018 update, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2015, Bulletin no. 24: Global review of drug checking services operating in 2017, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2015, DPMP briefing paper: Australian drug trafficking laws: guilty until proven innocent?, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2014, Monograph No. 25: Evaluation of Australian Capital Territory drug diversion programs, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2013, Monograph No. 24: Government drug policy expenditure in Australia -2009/10, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2013, Bulletin No. 22: Supervised Injecting Facilities: What the literature tells us, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2012, Monograph No. 23: Prevalence of and interventions for mental health and alcohol and other drug problems amongst the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community: A review of the literature, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2012, Bulletin No. 21: What does the research evidence tell us about what Australians think about the legal status of drugs?, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2011, Monograph No. 22: Legal thresholds for serious drug offences: Expert advice to the ACT on determining amounts for trafficable, commercial and large commercial drug offences, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2011, Monograph No. 21: An assessment of illicit drug policy in Australia (1985-2010): Themes and trends, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2010, Monograph No. 20: Cannabis use disorder treatment and associated health care costs in New South Wales, 2007, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2010, Monograph No. 19: Media reporting on illicit drugs in Australia: Trends and impacts on youth attitudes to illicit drug use, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Hughes C;Lodge M;Ritter A;McDonald D, 2010, Monograph No. 18: The coordination of Australian illicit drug policy: A governance perspective, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2010, Bulletin No. 20: Drugs in the Australian news media: Trends and impacts on youth attitudes to illicit drug use, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2010, Bulletin No. 19: Estimating the street value of a cannabis plant in Australia
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2010, Bulletin No. 18: Legislative thresholds for drug possession and traffic: An overview of state and territory differences in Australia, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2008, Monograph No. 17: A review of Australian public opinion surveys on illicit drugs, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2008, Monograph No. 16: A summary of diversion programs for drug and drug-related offenders in Australia, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2007, Monograph No. 15: Priority areas in illicit drug policy: Perspectives of policy makers, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2007, Monograph No. 14: Working estimates of the social costs per gram and per user for cannabis, cocaine, opiates and amphetamines, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2007, Bulletin No. 17: Priority areas in illicit drug policy: Perspectives of policy makers, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2007, Bulletin No. 16: Drug Policy Modelling Program overview, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 1: What is Australia's "drug budget"? The policy mix of illicit drug-related government spending in Australia, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 13: Scoping the potential uses of systems thinking in developing policy on illcit drugs, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 12: Popular culture and the prevention of illicit drug use: A pilot study of popular music and the acceptability of drugs, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 11: SimDrug: Exploring the complexity of heroin use in Melbourne, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 10: DATA SOURCES ON ILLICIT DRUG USE AND HARM IN AUSTRALIA, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 9: Heroin markets in Australia: Current understandings and future possibilities, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 8: A review of approaches to studying illicit drug markets, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 7: School based drug prevention: A systematic review of the effectiveness on illicit drug use, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 6: A systematic review of harm reduction, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 5: Drug law enforcement: The evidence, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 4: Australian illicit drugs policy: Mapping structures and processes, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 3: Estimating the prevalence of problematic heroin use in Melbourne, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Monograph No. 2: Drug policy interventions: A comprehensive list and a review of classification schemes, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 15: Integration in DPMP: An organising principle and an expanded set of tools, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 14: Improving methods to deal with uncertainty in illicit drug policy formulation, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 13: Popular culture and the prevention of illicit drug use, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 12: System dynamics modelling using a stocks and flows approach, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 10: Economic modelling: Cost-effectiveness of three policy options, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 9: Scoping the potential uses of systems thinking in developing policy on illicit drugs, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 8: The impact of heroin seizures (Economic back of the envelope calculations), Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 6: Illicit drugs in Australia: What do we know about the role of price?, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 5: Estimating the number of heroin users in Australia, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 4: Review of drug law enforcement interventions, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 3: Drug policy response schema, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No. 2: Exploring executive sessions to generate effective new approaches to illicit drugs, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy
    • Ritter A (ed.), 2005, Bulletin No.1: Drug Policy - Mapping structures and enhancing processes, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy

    Conference Posters

    • O'Reilly M;Hughes CE;Bright D;Ritter A, 2017, 'Understanding how high-level ecstasy traffickers in Australia adapt to changes in their drug supply', in Understanding how high-level ecstasy traffickers in Australia adapt to changes in their drug supply, 9th Annual Iliicit Networks Workshop, Adelaide, presented at 9th Annual Iliicit Networks Workshop, Adelaide, 11 - 12 December 2017

    Conference Presentations

    • Lancaster K;Ritter A;valentine K;Rhodes T, 2018, '“A more accurate understanding of drug use”: A critical analysis of wastewater analysis technology for drug policy', presented at International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 16 - 18 May 2018
    • Lancaster K;valentine K;Ritter A, 2017, 'Wastewater analysis: a dangerous consumption?', presented at Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium, Canberra, 04 - 05 December 2017

    Creative Works (non-textual)

    • Ritter A, 2006, Untitled, at: http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000240121600001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

    Conference Abstracts

Teaching and Supervision

Areas of HDR supervision:
Improving drug policy processes through participation
Treatment service system: alcohol and other drug treatment purchasing, planning and funding
Compulsory drug treatment
Studying policy processes

Grants

Research grants include:

  • Alcohol and other drug treatment funding, purchasing and workforce: empirical analyses to inform policy - NHMRC project grant (APP1128100)
  • The value of providing health interventions for heroin use: a cost benefit analysis - NHMRC Project Grant (APP1042923)
  • The science-policy interface in policy theories: a comparative case study of street-level policing for illicit drugs - ARC DP (DP140100219)
  • The deterrence effects of Australian drug law enforcement - ARC DP (DP150100910)
  • The social cost of smoking in NSW - NSW Ministry of Health
  • Evaluation of the Involuntary Drug Alcohol Treatment Program - NSW Ministry of Health
  • Reducing stigma and discrimination for people experiencing problematic alcohol and other drug use - Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • Drugs on the darknet: Assessing the global health risks of a rapidly expanding market - NHMRC Project grant (APP1122200)
  • Assertive Case Management evaluation - NSW Ministry of Health

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