- August 13, 2018
- Posted by: Caitlyn Wilson
- Categories: ENEWS, Event
VAADA is proud to announce Professor Amanda Baker will be a key note speaker at the 2019 VAADA conference, taking place Thursday February 14 – Friday February 15, Melbourne Pullman on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade East Melbourne.
Professor Baker is a clinical psychologist who has worked in mental health, AOD and forensic settings in the UK and Australia. Located at the University of Newcastle, School of Medicine and Public Health, Amanda has been supported by NHMRC Fellowships continuously since 2003.
Amanda leads an internationally renowned program of clinical research trialing novel interventions that target co-existing mental health and substance use problems. She co-edited the book entitled “Clinical Handbook of Co-Existing Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Problems.”
She has over 270 publications including 210 articles in peer reviewed journals, 36 book chapters, 20 treatment manuals, 6 clinical guidelines and editor of 2 books. In 2017 Amanda was the recipient of the 2017 Inaugural ‘Outstanding Academic Mentor Award’, Division of Psychological Research, Education and Training of the Australian Psychological Society. In 2014 she received the Distinguished Career Award, Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavior Therapy.
Amanda Baker is the second keynote speaker announced for the conference, the other being Professor David Nutt (UK). More in-depth bios on both of them can be found here.