Dr Caroline Salom

Research Social Scientist

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 334 67695


Research Interests

  • Substance use/misuse and associated problems
    Co-morbid substance use and mental health disorders Social factors impacting on substance use and mental health Youth substance misuse Drug trends Alcohol related harm Domestic & Family Violence Health systems for substance use and mental health problems Event-based substance use (e.g. Schoolies) Social and health program evaluation Social determinants of health


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Australian National University
  • Diploma of Community Services Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


  • Mamun, A.A., Mayfield, S., Maymann, N., Robinson, M., Salom, C., Fatima, Y., Western, M. and McDaid, L. (2021). Health and wellbeing Queensland health and wellbeing Queensland data governance framework. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Institute for Social Science Research.

  • 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 dar.13252. doi: 10.1111/dar.13252

  • Carlyle, Molly, Leung, Janni, Juckel, Jennifer, Salom, Caroline and Hides, Leanne (2021). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on alcohol and drug use. Consultation Paper: Renewing Queensland's Alcohol and Other Drugs Plan Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Mental Health Commission.

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Book Chapter

  • Buchta, R., Green, J. A., Smith, G. M., Gabelish, C., Cairns, D., Salom, C., Conte, M., Mackie, P., Sublett, R., Taylor, F. B., Rajkovic, I. A. and Scott, K. F. (1993). Escherichia coli-induced septic shock in the baboon: an animal model for the evaluation of neutralising monoclonal antibodies to phospholipase A2. Host defense dysfunction in trauma, shock and sepsis. (pp. 795-798) Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-77405-8_105

  • Scott, K. F., Smith, G. M., Green, J. A., Salom, C., Gabelish, C., Cairns, D., Tseng, A., Mackie, P., Buchta, R., Ho, K., Lee, R. and Rajkovic, I. A. (1993). Phospholipase A2: A new target for monoclonal antibody therapy in sepsis. Host Defense Dysfunction in Trauma, Shock and Sepsis. (pp. 1237-1241) edited by Eugen Faist, Jonathan L. Meakins and Friedrich W. Schildberg. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-77405-8_160

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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