Ms Leith Morris

Research Officer

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
l.morris1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32558

Overview

Leith is a research fellow with the Lives Lived Well group with Professor Leanne Hides and is in the final stages of her PhD with the School of Public Health. Her PhD examines hepatitis C treatment uptake and outcomes among people who inject drugs, with a focus on a community-based model of care. Prior to undertaking her PhD she worked in a research capacity on a range of projects across psychology, social science and public health disciplines and has developed broad interests in the substance use field. Leith is currently managing a feasibility trial that is implementing a Brief Intervention for Substance Use for people seeking treatment at community AOD services. We are evaluating the effectiveness of this intervention and the feasibility of implementing it as the first step in a stepped care approach to substance use care.

Research Interests Include:

  • Brief Interventions for substance use
  • Hepatitis C treatment uptake and outcomes among PWID
  • Models of Care for Hepatitis C treatment

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Carlyle, Molly, Leung, Janni, Newland, Grace, Walter, Zoe C., Quinn, Catherine A., Morris, Leith, Tisdale, Calvert, Ellem, Rhiannon and Hides, Leanne (2021). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on alcohol and other drug staff, clients and services. APSAD 2021 Conference, Online, 7–10 November 2021. Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Man, Nicola, Chrzanowska, Agata, Price, Olivia, Bruno, Raimondo, Dietze, Paul M, Sisson, Scott A, Degenhardt, Louisa, Salom, Caroline, Morris, Leith, Farrell, Michael and Peacock, Amy (2021). Trends in cocaine use, markets and harms in Australia, 2003-2019. Drug and Alcohol Review, 40 (6), 946-956. doi: 10.1111/dar.13252

  • Morris, Leith, Selvey, Linda, Williams, Owain, Gilks, Charles and Smirnov, Andrew (2020). Reasons for not seeking hepatitis C treatment among people who inject drugs. Substance Use and Misuse, 56 (2), 1-10. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1846198

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Carlyle, Molly, Leung, Janni, Newland, Grace, Walter, Zoe C., Quinn, Catherine A., Morris, Leith, Tisdale, Calvert, Ellem, Rhiannon and Hides, Leanne (2021). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on alcohol and other drug staff, clients and services. APSAD 2021 Conference, Online, 7–10 November 2021. Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)