Dr Gary Chan

UQ Research Fellow

Centre for Youth Substance Abuse
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
c.chan4@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32533

Overview

Dr. Gary Chan is a UQ Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research. His principal research interest lies in the field of substance misuse prevention and the application of cutting-edge statistical method for longitudinal analysis. His recent publications have been focused on polysubstance use (including alcohol, tobacco and cannabis) profiles in adolescent populations, examinations of urban-rural differences in substance use, and the epidemiology of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use. He collaborates extensively with leading researchers in major national and international institutes, including the University of Washington, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne, and University College London. He has also served as a consultant at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime to improve exisitng methods for monitoring global trends of illicit substance production, trafficking and use. This work has made significant impact on how global data will be collected, and these new data will be used by the United nations and many national governments to inform drug policy decision making.

Dr. Chan is also a statistical advisor at the School of Psychology, providing statistical advice to academic staff and RHD students. Since 2016, he has also delivered several advanced statistcal workshops at the School on R and multilevel modelling.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Leung, Janni, Santomauro, Damian, Galasyuk, Nataliya, Kelly, Adrian, Connor, Jason, Hall, Wayne and Chan, Gary (2016). Gender differences in binge drinking in 278 countries - a meta-analysis by global regions. In: Drug and Alcohol Review. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2016, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (50-50). 30 October –2 November 2016. doi:10.1111/dar.12484

  • Chan, Gary, Kelly, Adrian, Connor, Jason, Hall, Wayne and Leung, Janni (2016). Prevalence of parental alcohol supply and adolescent alcohol use in 45 low and middle income countries. In: Drug and Alcohol Review. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2016, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (30-31). 30 October -2 November 2016. doi:10.1111/dar.12484

  • Chan, Gary, Connor, Jason P., Gullo, Matthew J., Young, Ross M. C. D., Hall, Wayne and Feeney, Gerald F. X. (2013). A latent class analysis of polydrug use in treatment-seeking cannabis users: the role of social cognitive mechanisms. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (30-30). 24-27 November 2013. doi:10.1111/dar.12077

  • Chan, Gary Chung Kai, Kelly, Adrian, Toumbourou, John W., Young, Ross, Haynes, Michele, Hemphill, Sheryl and Catalano, Richard (2012). Predicting steep trajectories of alcohol use in young adolescents: evidence of age-related variation in key risk factors. In: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia, (71-71). 18-21 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00514.x

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor