Research showcase


researchThe purpose of this bibliography is to showcase the significant contributions to knowledge being made within and across our sectors by members of NADA and the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC).

‘Research showcase’ provides a bibliography of largely peer-reviewed research published by MHCC and NADA member organisations within the last five years, covering a range of areas of practice.

See the most recent research showcase on the Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) website.



The bibliography is organised into the following thematic areas, although there is often considerable overlap between these areas:

  • co-existing issues
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • mental health
  • tobacco
  • rural and remote communities and homelessness
  • young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, questioning and intersex communities, as well as people from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • conference papers and reports that are not yet peer-reviewed, but may well result in peer-reviewed publication in the future.

At the end of the document you will also find a brief summary of three recent reports that provide a springboard for understanding current government thinking around research priorities. Each of these reports specifically identifies the connection between research, knowledge sharing, service innovation and improvement, and keeping people well in the community. This summary is included because it is very likely that sector sustainability will be increasingly tied to the kinds of research activity and innovation that is beginning to be mapped out here.

Are you a NADA Member that has published in the peer reviewed literature? Let us know so that we can add it to the showcase.

Learn more about CMHDARN.

CMHDARN best practice guides
Ask the experts: Best practice guide to enabling consumer and carer leadership in research and evaluation
Research ethics: Best practice guide


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