Dr Dominique De Andrade

Research Fellow - Lives Lived Well

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Youth Substance Abuse
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Dominique is an industry-funded Lives Lived Well Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, University of Queensland. Dominique completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology at University of Queensland in 2000. She went on to complete Honours in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University in 2002. In October 2011, she was awarded a PhD in Criminology from Griffith University. Her thesis focused on the physical, social and environmental factors related to alcohol-driven crime, violence and injuries in Surfers Paradise entertainment district. Dominique has over 15 years of research experience in government and academic roles, with a heavy focus on the drivers and outcomes of substance misuse and offending behaviour in high risk (typically young) populations, and high risk settings; and the development and evaluation of individual and community-based interventions. She has extensive experience working with justice and health data, linking agency datasets together to conduct comprehensive and sophisticated analyses that respond to pressing, criminal justice and public health policy–relevant issues. In her current role, Dominique is assisting Lives Lived Well staff in developing evidence-based best practice drug and alcohol treatment models in residential and correctional settings.

Research Interests

  • Understanding the development and treatment of drug and alcohol misuse/dependence in justice-involved populations
  • Community and individual-based interventions to address problematic drug and alcohol use in the night-time economy
  • Data linkage to examine justice, health and welfare predictors and outcomes of drug and alcohol misuse

Research Impacts

Dominique conducts applied research that has immediate policy impact. In her current role, she is assisting Lives Lived Well with the development of evidence-based community and custodial treatment models - having implications for policy and practice in the addiction field. Dominique's prior published work evaluating the effectiveness of the lockout at Surfers Paradise entertainment district has had a significant impact on Queensland alcohol policy. Dominique continues to contribute to the evidence-base in this area as part of the substantial multi-university research team conducting the QUANTEM project, evaluating the Queensland Government’s Tackling Alcohol-fuelled Violence Policy on alcohol-related harms and alcohol consumption patterns in Queensland. Specifically, Dominique is examining the impact of police banning orders and drug and alcohol referrals in the night-time economy.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philoshopy, Griffith Univeristy
  • Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice (HONS), Griffith University

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.