Robert Stirling

Robert is CEO of NADA and is responsible for representing the interests of NSW NGO alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services at both levels of government. His role is primarily focused on member advocacy, as well as AOD policy, planning and research. He sits on a number of committees representing the non-government AOD sector. He is a board director for the AADC (the national AOD peak body) and NCCRED (a national clinical research centre), and is an NSW Justice of the Peace. Robert has worked in the AOD sector for 15 years across the government and NGO sectors. He holds qualifications in public health and community management and is currently undertaking a doctorate exploring performance measurement of NSW NGO AOD treatment.

About Robert Stirling

Organisation

Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA)

Job Title

Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications

Master of Public Health, current doctoral student (UNSW)

Topics

Policy, Alcohol and drug related harm, Support, Co-morbidity, COVID-19, Alcohol and drug treatment

Industries

Workforce, Alcohol and other drug treatment

Demographics

LGBTI people, Clinicians, Alcohol and other drugs treatment seeking populations



Recent Published Work

  •  Stirling, R., Ritter, A., Rawstorne, P., & Nathan, S. (2020). Contracting treatment services in Australia: Do measures adhere to best practice? International Journal of Drug Policy, 86, 102947. doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102947
  •  McDonald, D., & Stirling, R. (2019). Evaluating the capacity building roles of the state and territory peak bodies in the Australian alcohol and other drug sector. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 19(1), 39-48. doi:10.1177/1035719x18823569
  •  Stirling, R., & Day, C. (2016). The policy and practices of New South Wales drug treatment providers in responding to the possession of illicit substances on premises. Drug Alcohol Rev, 35(5), 644-649. doi:10.1111/dar.12390
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