Presenters and panellists
Dr Jude Ball
Jude is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Otago (Wellington) and a member of the Adolescent Health Research Group (the team behind the Youth 2000 surveys) and has published extensively on adolescent substance use trends. She co-leads this work with Nicki Jackson and will present an overview of key findings.
Dr Nicki Jackson
Nicki is the Executive Director of Alcohol Healthwatch, and co-leader of this project on addressing alcohol harm in adolescents. She has an extensive background in health promotion, research and advocacy, and will discuss implications of the findings for proposed policy changes at the national level.
Professor Sue Crengle
Sue (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) is a senior Māori researcher, a practising GP, and a Public Health Physician. She is a longstanding member of the Adolescent Health Research Group, with a focus on health equity. She will bring an equity lens to the discussion about findings and implications.
Ben Birks Ang
Ben is the Deputy Executive Director of the NZ Drug Foundation. Ben and his team lead projects such as Tūturu, that bring different sectors together to improve wellbeing and reduce harm from alcohol and other drugs. He will bring his expertise in school-based and community-based action to the discussion about how adolescent alcohol harm can be reduced.