A/Prof. Kypros Kypri
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|Fax||(02) 4042 0041|
School of Medicine and Public Health
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||HMRI 4104, Hmri Building|
Associate Professor Kypros Kypri is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow (SRF-B) in alcohol-related injury epidemiology. He was trained in experimental and clinical psychology at the University of NSW, University of Otago, and University of California San Diego from 1994-1998. He completed his PhD in Injury Epidemiology at the University of Otago in 2002. He has established an alcohol research group at the University of Newcastle which is the hub of several national and international collaborative studies. These address a range of methodological, aetiological and intervention studies addressing the burden of injury and disease attributable to alcohol.
Involvement in Scientific Review
• Deputy Editor of Drug and Alcohol Review, an international peer-reviewed journal.
• Grant Review Panel member, National Health & Medical Research Council
• Referee for national granting bodies in Australia, the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Canada.
• Scientific journal reviewer: New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, PLoS Medicine, MJA, Addiction, Alcohol & Alcoholism, Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Otago - New Zealand, 2003
- Health Behaviour
- Public Health
I am a behavioural scientist interested in the influence of the social and physical environmental on drinking behaviour, and in determining the effectiveness of strategies aimed at preventing alcohol-related harm.
I am, or have been, a principal investigator on substantial competitive grants, from government agencies including: New Zealand's Health Research Council and the Alcohol Advisory Council (joint funding of more than NZ$1.5M), the USA's National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (US$253,000), and the Western Australian government agency: Healthway (A$314,000). I was part of a team which won a large contract (NZ$940,000) to implement a national alcohol policing project in New Zealand, and have headed several smaller successful proposals.
I currently lead three international project teams of researchers working on ongoing projects: Modifiable Environmental Determinants of Alcohol-related Harm, Geospatial Aspects of Alcohol-related Harm, and Evaluation of Changes to the Drinking Age. I lead a new Australian project funded by the Hunter Medical Research Institute, and have won several research contracts as a consultant.
My work is reflected in >110 peer-reviewed publications including several invited papers. The papers are published in general medical journals, leading public health journals and high-impact substance use journals. The papers represent several coherent and interrelated areas of research: child and adolescent injury, epidemiology of young peoples drinking, web-based interventions, survey methods, and policy evaluation. They reveal expertise in a range of areas: use of official data, population surveys, intervention development, quasi-experimental study designs, and clinical trials. The clinical trials and survey methods studies have been recognised internationally for their innovation and careful implementation.
I have made significant contributions as a referee for leading journals in his research discipline, as an associate editor of Alcohol and Alcoholism and an executive editorial board member of Drug and Alcohol Review. I have served as a NHMRC Grant Review Panel member and Assistant Chair, on the Health Research Council's Public Health Assessing Committee, and have refereed for national granting bodies of the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
My research group includes several Level C academics and Post-doctoral Fellows. I supervise PhD and Masters students in public health and clinical psychology.
I have ongoing collaboration with leading researchers in Australia, USA, NZ, Canada, and the UK:
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (McCambridge), since 2007
Research program on Research Participation Effects. The partnership has produced substantial rewards, including a Wellcome Trust fellowship (McCaimbridge), ARC Discovery Project, NHMRC project, publications in high profile journals (e.g., NEJM, JNCI), and a growing awareness in various fields of the importance of systematically studying these phenomena.
- Injury Prevention Research Unit, University of Otago (Langley, Connor): since 2004.
I lead the alcohol research conducted within the IPRU. The collaboration benefits from the combination of my expertise in the alcohol field and IPRU’s unique expertise with injury data. It has yielded >40 papers since 2004 and has had major impact on the research field and public policy.
- Boston University School of Medicine (Saitz, Palfai), since 2006
I was the senior Australian investigator on a Center grant application (to NIH) for research on the prevention of adolescent risky drinking; have current projects with Saitz on the Australian HOAP trial (NHMRC), and with Palfai on e-SBI for cannabis (NIH)
- Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, USA (Voas, Paschall), since 2003
Minimum Drinking Age project, funded by NIH. The collaboration produced papers in the American Journal of Public Health that continue to influence policy debate in several countries and the work has been the subject of international awards (eg, Giordis Postdoctoral Research Award, 2006) and invitations to give plenaries at international meetings.
- Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Canada, since 2003
Clinical trials and reviews of web-based screening and brief intervention programs
- National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Mattick): since 2008
Parent Alcohol and Teenage Health Outcomes Study, funded by ARC (2010-2014). I am a chief investigator on a large world first cohort study examining the effects of parental supply of alcohol on teenage drinking.
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and drugs
- Research Society on Alcoholism
- Editor - Drug and Alcohol Review (Journal of Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Drugs
National Health & Medical Research Council (Australia)
|01/01/2009 - 01/12/2012|
Health Research Council Public Health Assessment Committee (New Zealand)
|01/11/2005 - 01/04/2006|
National Alcohol Strategy (Australia)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Centre fro Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Perth (Australia)
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Award given on nomination of significant research publication: Kypri K, Langley J, Saunders JB et al (2008). Randomized controlled trial of web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care. Archives of Internal Medicine 168(5)530-6
Dan Anderson Research Award
Hazelden Foundation (United States)
This is an annual award based on nomination and determination by an esteemed national committee and its winners have included many leading scientists in the addictions field. This is the first time the award has been won by someone from outside the USA.
Early Career Researcher Award
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Drugs (Australia)
Addiction Research Institute, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Web-based interventions for unhealthy alcohol use
Annual Conference of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & Drugs, Australia (Keynote Address)
Public health evidence for addressing risky drinking
Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia, Australia (Keynote Address)
Effects of trading hour restrictions on assault rates. NSW Alcohol Summit
NSW Alcohol Summit, Australia (Invited Presenter)
Electronic forms of alcohol screening and brief intervention: What reviews tell us
INEBRIA Conference, Boston, United States (Keynote Address)
Alcohol industry sponsorship and hazardous drinking among sportspeople
Sport and Alcohol Conference, New Zealand (Keynote Address)
- Alcohol Policy
- Health Behaviour
In my capacity as a part-time senior lecturer in the School of Medicine and Public Health, I taught modules in the following courses: Introduction to Health Promotion 2005-6, Health Promotion Strategy Selection 2004-6, as well as contributing to course development. I have given guest lectures in the School of Behavioural Sciences: Advanced Health Psychology 2004-6, and in the Bachelor of Medicine program in 2007.
As a research fellow at the University of Otago, while not employed to teach per se, I contributed to the teaching curriculum of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine by giving guest Lectures in: Survey Methods 2003, Health Promotion 2001-3, Public Health 2003.
I am currently developing an undergraduate course on the psychology of alcohol and drug use