NCPIC - National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

Staff

Ursula Perry

Research Officer

BPsych (Hons)

Ursula Perry joined the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) in August 2009 as a Research Officer. Ursula is working as a study clinician on a brief intervention designed to reduce ecstasy use. She is currently undertaking her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of New South Wales. Ursula completed her undergraduate training in psychology at the University of Sydney, where she conducted her honours research thesis in the area of eating disorders. Ursula has worked as an Alcohol Project worker for Addiction Dependency Solutions in the UK. In this role, she was responsible for delivering both individual and group based treatment programs to individuals in the community with alcohol and/or other substance use disorders. In Australia, Ursula has worked as an advocacy worker for individuals with comorbid mental health issues and substance use disorders. She has worked as a volunteer telephone counsellor for Lifeline in Australia and as a volunteer needle exchange worker at Lifeline in the UK. Additionally, Ursula has worked as a Shadow Project Worker for Addaction in the UK, a charity that aims to assist in the smooth resettlement of prisoners after their release from custody through linking individuals with appropriate services such as housing and drug and alcohol treatment programs. Ursula's main clinical and research interests involve the treatment of anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders.