Dr Janni Leung

UQ Development Fellow

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Research Fellow

Centre for Youth Substance Abuse
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
j.leung1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69643

Overview

Dr Janni Leung (PhD, Epidemiology) is a Global Substance Use and Mental Health Research Fellow with the Lives Lived Well Research Group led by Professor Leanne Hides. She is Adjunct with the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR), and an Affiliate with Policy and Epidemiology Group, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington. Janni has qualifications and training in public health, sociology, and psychology. In addition, she has strong research and teaching experience in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Teaching and supervision: Janni has worked with a range of students from diverse demographic and cultural backgrounds, including mature-aged students and students with family responsibilities. She currently has a topic available for a self-motivated student interested in substance use research. Janni’s current research focus is in the epidemiology and disease burden associated with mental and substance use disorders across the globe.

Consultation: Janni is available for private consultation and workshop presentations on request for various research methodological and statistical topics, e.g. systematic reviews and meta-analysis, questionnaire and survey designs, cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses, latent class analyses, structural equation models, psychometrics, reliability and validity analyses.

Where can you catch Janni: Janni is based at the UQ St Lucia campus with regular visits to the Long Pocket and Herston campuses. You may also catch Janni at the IAYMH 2019 and APSAD 2019 conferences.

Research Interests

  • Substance use, substance abuse, and substance dependence
  • Mental health and mental disorders
  • Epidemiology, public health
  • Burden of disease
  • Higher education

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, 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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Available Projects

  • How to apply – Send your CV, academic transcript, and cover letter to <j.leung1@uq.edu.au>

    1. The relationship between alcohol and mental health
    2. Epidemiology of comorbid mental and substance use disorders
    3. Cannabis use in South Africa
    4. Opioid dependence in Europe
    5. Amphetamine abuse in Southeast Asia

    *Propose your own topics. Research projects would be suitable to those:

    • Highly motivated, pro-active, and self-directed
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Has completed or is enrolled to complete the UQ library workshop on systematic reviews and database searching
    • Able to travel to St Lucia, The University of Queensland
    • Psychiatry epidemiology
    • Alcohol use disorders
    • Alcohol drinking behavior
    • Substance use
    • Substance dependence
    • Substance abuse
    • Drug use disorders
    • Amphetamine / methamphetamine
    • Cocaine / Heroin
    • Marijuana / Cannabis
    • Psycho-stimulants
    • Mental health and mental disorders
    • Depression & anxiety
    • Burden of disease
    • Treatment rates and treatment gaps
    • Risk factors and outcomes of substance use
    • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • I have honours projects available for a self-motivated student interested in examining the relationship between substance use and psychology. The project will be suitable to a student who is passionate in improving public health and has strong writing skills. Potential projects are:

    1. Prevalence of substance use and risk factors in school-aged adolescents (example countries of interest: Argentina, Uruguay, Lebanon, Swaziland)
    2. Comorbidity between mental health and physical health in Indonesia

    There will be opportunities to continue research in the area in a PhD project. If you are interested in having a chat, please me send your CV, academic transcript, and cover letter, and we can go from there.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

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.

  • How to apply – Send your CV, academic transcript, and cover letter to <j.leung1@uq.edu.au>

    1. The relationship between alcohol and mental health
    2. Epidemiology of comorbid mental and substance use disorders
    3. Cannabis use in South Africa
    4. Opioid dependence in Europe
    5. Amphetamine abuse in Southeast Asia

    *Propose your own topics. Research projects would be suitable to those:

    • Highly motivated, pro-active, and self-directed
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Has completed or is enrolled to complete the UQ library workshop on systematic reviews and database searching
    • Able to travel to St Lucia, The University of Queensland
    • Psychiatry epidemiology
    • Alcohol use disorders
    • Alcohol drinking behavior
    • Substance use
    • Substance dependence
    • Substance abuse
    • Drug use disorders
    • Amphetamine / methamphetamine
    • Cocaine / Heroin
    • Marijuana / Cannabis
    • Psycho-stimulants
    • Mental health and mental disorders
    • Depression & anxiety
    • Burden of disease
    • Treatment rates and treatment gaps
    • Risk factors and outcomes of substance use
    • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • I have honours projects available for a self-motivated student interested in examining the relationship between substance use and psychology. The project will be suitable to a student who is passionate in improving public health and has strong writing skills. Potential projects are:

    1. Prevalence of substance use and risk factors in school-aged adolescents (example countries of interest: Argentina, Uruguay, Lebanon, Swaziland)
    2. Comorbidity between mental health and physical health in Indonesia

    There will be opportunities to continue research in the area in a PhD project. If you are interested in having a chat, please me send your CV, academic transcript, and cover letter, and we can go from there.