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.

Janni has worked with a range of students from a 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 interest is in the epidemiology and disease burden associated with substance use disorders across the globe.