Richard Midford

Charles Darwin University, Menzies School of Health Research

1988 …2020

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Richard Midford is Professor of Health in Education, a joint appointment between Charles Darwin University and the Menzies School of Health Research. Richard also holds an adjunct appointment at the National Drug Research Institute.

His academic research focuses on the development of wellbeing programs in schools, how alcohol and other drug harm prevention programs can be developed in partnership with local communities and prevention of alcohol and other drug harm in workplace settings. He has worked as a consultant to a number of industry groups, government departments, and international organisations, including WHO, and has sat on numerous boards and committees.

In the past ten years he has received over A$5 million in competitive grant or commissioned research funding. He has published over 100 journal articles, monographs, books and book chapters on his work. He was the ARC Linkage grant holder for The Drug Education in Victorian Schools (DEVS) project which received the 2012 National Drug and Alcohol Award for excellence in prevention and community education. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Western Australia

Award Date: 30 Jun 2017

Bachelor, University of Western Australia

Award Date: 30 Jun 2017

Master, University of Tasmania

Award Date: 30 Jun 1983

Bachelor, University of Western Australia

Award Date: 30 Jun 1979

External positions

Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet

Sep 2008Jul 2011

Associate Professor, National Drug Research Institute

Sep 2008May 2010

Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University

Jan 2002Jul 2013

Specialist Clinical Psychologist and Director, Perth Psychological Services Pty Ltd

Jan 2002Dec 2013

Associate Professor, National Drug Research Institute

Aug 1993Sep 2008

Co-ordinator, Volatile Substances, Alcohol and Drug Authority

Jan 1991Aug 1993

Project Co-ordinator, Alcohol and Drug Authority

Nov 1989Aug 1993

Relieving Deputy Superintendent, Department for Community Services, McCall Family Support and Child Management Centre

May 1989Nov 1989

Acting Superintendent, WA Department for Community Services, Riverbank Boys Training Centre

Jun 1987Feb 1989

Deputy Superintendent, WA Department for Community Services, Riverbank Boys Training Centre

May 1987May 1989

Clinical Psychologist, WA Department for Community Services, Longmore Training Centre

Feb 1987May 1989

Clinical Psychologist, Western Australian Prisons Department

Sep 1986Feb 1987

Acting Senior Clinical Psychologist, Western Australian Prisons Department

Jul 1986Aug 1986

Clinical Psychologist, Western Australian Prisons Department

Sep 1985Jul 1986

Acting Senior Clinical Psychologist, Western Australian Prisons Department

Oct 1984Sep 1985

Clinical Psychologist, Western Australian Prisons Department

Jun 1981Oct 1984

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