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Invited speakers are internationally recognised experts in their field, promising delegates an exciting and challenging program.

Speakers confirmed to attend include:

Dr Scott Miller            

Director, International Center for Clinical Excellence
Cummings Professor of Behavioral Health, Department of Behavioral Health
Arizona State University, USA

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. is a co-founder of the Center for Clinical Excellence, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavior health.  Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and private, to achieve superior results.  He is one of a handful of "invited faculty" whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious "Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference."  His humorous and engaging presentation style and command of the research literature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to make effective changes in service delivery.

Scott is the author of numerous articles and co-author of Working with the Problem Drinker: A Solution Focused Approach (with Insoo Berg [Norton, 1992]), The "Miracle" Method: A Radically New Approach to Problem Drinking (with Insoo Kim Berg [Norton, 1995]), Finding the Adult Within: A Solution-Focused Self-Help Guide (with Barbara McFarland [Brief Therapy Center Press, 1995]), Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Foundations, Applications, and Research (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 1996]), Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Norton, 1997]), Psychotherapy with Impossible Cases: Efficient Treatment of Therapy Veterans (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Norton, 1997]), The Heart and Soul of Change (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [APA Press, 1999] and Bruce Wampold [2nd Edition, 2009]), The Heroic Client: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Effectiveness through Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy (with Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 2000], and Jacqueline Sparks [Revised, 2004]), and the forthcoming Achieving Clinical Excellence: Lessons from the Fields Most Effective Practitioners.

Professor Tim Stockwell

Director, Centre for Addictions Research of BC
University of Victoria, Vancouver, Canada

Tim Stockwell has served as director of the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia (CARBC) since July 2004. CARBC is a multidisciplinary, multisite research organisation concerned with research and knowledge exchange to promote increased understanding of substance use and improved public health (see: www.carbc.ca). It was initiated with an endowment to the University of Victoria from the BC Addictions Foundation and is otherwise funded from a variety of commissioned and investigator driven research grants and contracts. His main interests concern how (i) to achieve optimal supply, demand and harm reduction policies in relation to alcohol and other drug use problems (ii) how to best measure patterns of substance use and related harms in different populations across both place and time.

He was previously Director of Australia’s National Drug Research Institute from 1996 before taking up his present appointment. His research has covered a wide range of aspects of substance use policy, prevention, treatment methods, liquor licensing issues, taxation and the measurement of drinking patterns and their consequences. He previously served as a Lecturer at the Addiction Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, UK and as a Principal Clinical Psychologist for Alcohol and Drug Services, Exeter Health Authority, England. Professor Stockwell's publications have appeared in a large number of health, social and medical journals and has published several books.

He has undertaken research for the World Health Organization, Health Canada, the Department of Health (UK), Health Departments of several Australian and Canadian jurisdictions, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission and the United Nations Drug Control Program. He served as a Director of the Alcohol Education and Research Foundation (Australia), a member of the Board of the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia, the Australian National Expert Advisory Committee on Alcohol, the WHO Alcohol Policy Strategy Committee and as President of the international Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Studies on Alcohol. He has also served as co-director of the Michael Smith Foundation Mental Health and Addiction Research Network (2005-2012), Health Canada’s National Drug Surveillance Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Kaiser Foundation’s National Awards for Excellence program.  He is a member of Canada's National Alcohol Strategy Advisory Committee and the WHO Technical Advisory Committee on Alcohol Epidemiology.

He holds degrees from Oxford University (MA Hons, Psychology and Philosophy), University of Surrey (MSc Clinical Psychology) and the University of London (PhD Institute of Psychiatry). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and recipient of the 2013 E.M. Jellinek Award for Outstanding Research on Social, Cultural and Policy Aspects of Alcoholism.

Tim was born in the United Kingdom, is both a British and Australian citizen and lives in Victoria with his wife Paula and daughters Caitlin and Matilda.

Professor Geoff Gallop AC




After attending school in Geraldton, Professor Geoff Gallop studied at University of WA, Oxford and Murdoch Universities. 

From 1986 to 2006 he was a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.  Professor Gallop was a Minister in the Lawrence Labor Government from 1990 to 1993, the Leader of the Opposition from 1996 to 2001 and the Premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006.

After retiring from politics he was appointed Professor and Director of the Graduate School of Government, The University of Sydney, a position he still holds.

He chairs the Australia Awards Board for the Commonwealth Government and from 2007 to 2011 was Deputy Chair of the COAG Reform Council. He was also a member of the Commonwealth’s National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission which reported to government in 2009.

In 2012 he published Politics,Society,Self: occasional writings (UWA Publishing)

In 2008 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Dr Marion Kickett

Aboriginal Health and Education Research Unit
Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute
Curtin University, Western Australia

Marion Kickett is a Noongar woman from the Balardong language group.  She was born and lived in the wheat belt town of York.  Marion has a background in nursing and Health Science and has worked extensively in education.  Marion has been lecturing in Aboriginal health and culture for the past 20 years.  Marion has completed a PhD looking at what makes Aboriginal people more resilient.  She   is currently employed as an Associate Professor in learning design – Indigenous at Curtin University.    

Magistrate Vicki Stewart

Magistrates Court of Western Australia,
Mental Health Diversion

Magistrate Vicki Stewart began her legal career at the then Crown Law Department, now the State Solicitor’s Office, after graduating from the University of Western Australia in 1982 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours.  She was a solicitor and counsel at the Crown Law Department until 1991 when she joined the new Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions as a Crown Prosecutor.

From 1997 to 2003 Ms Stewart was Director of Legal and Legislative Services at the Department of Health.  She also served as a Magistrate in the Children’s Court of Western Australia.  In 2003 Ms Stewart was appointed as a Magistrate in the Magistrates’ Court of Western Australia.  She was the Drug Court Magistrate from 2008 to 2013 and this year was appointed to the Mental Health court diversionary pilot program.  

Professor Dan Lubman

Director, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre,
Eastern Health Professor of Addiction Studies and Services,
Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria

Professor Dan Lubman has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in both the UK and Australia. He is Director of Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and Professor of Addiction Studies and Services at Monash University. Dr Lubman’s research is wide-ranging and includes investigating the impact of alcohol and drug use on brain function, the relationship between substance use and mental disorder, as well as the development of targeted intervention programs within school, primary care, mental health and drug treatment settings. Dr Lubman has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and is Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ Section of Addiction Psychiatry and an advisory board member of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre and the National Drug Research Institute. He is regularly contacted for policy advice and community comment, and sits on numerous State and Commonwealth expert reference committees.

Professor Simon Lenton

Deputy Director, National Drug Research Institute
Curtin University, Western Australia

Simon Lenton is one of two Deputy Directors at the National Drug Research Institute, where he has worked since 1993. In addition, he works part time as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice. Simon previously worked for the WA Alcohol and Drug Authority for 7 years, as a clinical psychologist and manager. His research interests include bridging the gap between drug policy research and drug policy practice, illicit drug use and harm reduction, impact of legislative options for drugs, availability of naloxone for peer administration, and drink and drug driving. His current research program includes evaluations of peer naloxone programs in Australia, an international collaborative web survey of small-time cannabis cultivators, a study of social supply of cannabis, and an evaluation of the Western Australian Cannabis Infringement Notice (CIN) scheme. He has published widely on drugs, health and the law and provided advice to a range of government and private organisations, both in Australia and internationally, on evidence based drug policy and other drug issues. His publications have appeared in journals such as Drug and Alcohol Review, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, The Journal of Drug Issues, Medical Journal of Australia, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Addiction, Contemporary Drug Problems, The International Journal of Drug Policy and Australian Pharmacist. He was a deputy editor of Drug and Alcohol Review from 1997 to 2013 and edited the 'Harm Reduction Digest' that appeared in that journal.

Dr Karl O’Callaghan APM, Commissioner of Police

WA Police, Perth, Western Australia

Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan APM was appointed as the top police officer in Western Australia Police in 2004. He is responsible for more than 5800 police officers, over 1800 police staff and an operating budget of more than $1.2 billion a year.

Commissioner O'Callaghan has introduced a ‘back-to-basics’ reform program in the Western Australia Police, called ‘Frontline First’. His goals have been to get more police officers on the frontline to carry out the fundamental policing work that is expected by the community. Improving customer service at all levels and building stronger relationships with other stakeholders have been major priorities for Commissioner O'Callaghan and his executive team.

Commissioner O’Callaghan has a diverse policing background that includes the management of operational police districts in both metropolitan and country areas.  He has also been responsible for legislative reform, major business re-engineering, and the management of major corporate projects and reform in the Western Australia Police.

Commissioner O’Callaghan’s qualifications include a PhD, Bachelor of Education (1st Class Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Education) and in 1997, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship. He is married with four children, has a passion for rock-and-roll music, plays guitar and is lead singer in his own band ‘The Filth’. In 2011 he established Bright Blue – the Police Commissioner’s Fund for Sick Kids – a not-for-profit charity that raises money to purchase specialised medical equipment to help sick children throughout WA and beyond.