Researcher biography

Dr Janni Leung (PhD, Epidemiology) is a Global Substance Use and Mental Health Research Fellow with the Lives Lived Well Research Group led by Professor Leanne Hides. She is Adjunct with the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR), and an Affiliate with Policy and Epidemiology Group, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington. Janni has qualifications and training in public health, sociology, and psychology. In addition, she has strong research and teaching experience in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Teaching and supervision: Janni has worked with a range of students from diverse demographic and cultural backgrounds, including mature-aged students and students with family responsibilities. She currently has a topic available for a self-motivated student interested in substance use research. Janni’s current research focus is in the epidemiology and disease burden associated with mental and substance use disorders across the globe.

Consultation: Janni is available for private consultation and workshop presentations on request for various research methodological and statistical topics, e.g. systematic reviews and meta-analysis, questionnaire and survey designs, cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses, latent class analyses, structural equation models, psychometrics, reliability and validity analyses.

Where can you catch Janni: Janni is based at the UQ St Lucia campus with regular visits to the Long Pocket and Herston campuses. You may also catch Janni at the IAYMH 2019 and APSAD 2019 conferences.