Pause on PhD to run an impact study on the Aussies Abandoned by the Aust Govt

Executive Summary:During the unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 and subsequent restrictions on travel, the Australian government implemented restrictions, or international arrival caps, on the number of people able to enter the country. This also included a cap on the number of Australian citizens able to return each week. These caps were announced by the National cabinetContinue reading “Pause on PhD to run an impact study on the Aussies Abandoned by the Aust Govt”

Eco- Grief: managing life in an uncertain world.

Eco-Grief How to deal with anxiety and grief in an uncertain future   The world has never been in such a dire ecological state as it is today. Scientists have called our time, the Anthropocene, as the 6th Mass-extinction event since the beginning of life. Species are going extinct at unprecedented rates due to human-caused activities.Continue reading “Eco- Grief: managing life in an uncertain world.”

First gig as an invited speaker … and 2 weeks until the next chapter of this adventure … people have been so amazing. I’ll do a post specifically dedicated to the awesome people who have helped keep me afloat throughout this last 4 chaotic and scary episode in this series … but for now I have to get back into Aust and survive 4 weeks quarantine on my own … feel free to make contact. I’m up for coffee chats, wine chats, venting chats, anything… I am eternally grateful to everyone who has been there to help prop me up while I find my new centre of gravity 🤞🏻

ORIGINAL ARTICLEEffects of Alcohol towards Quality of Life in the Indigenous Groups of the West Coast Division, Sabah, MalaysiaAsong Joseph1*, Helen Benedict Lasimbang2, Sandi James3, Chua Bee Seok1 (May 2020)

Webinar- Decolonisation

a-3-part-series-webinar-part-2.pdf The Executive Committee of the DEI SIG Presents:Introduction to Decolonization: A 3-Part Webinar Series Part 2: Decolonising Drug Studies: Victorian Aboriginal Women’s Narratives on Healing, Drug use and Drug recovery. Presented by : Dr. Stefany Brajanovski and Sandi James Date : Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Time: 7 pm to 8:15 pm (Melbourne- AEST) ToContinue reading “Webinar- Decolonisation”

COVID19 adventures in wonderland

Pandemic lockdown when not at home. This is the weirdest situation I have been in, ever, and I have been in some weird situations before. Originally, I came to the UK for a conference and a short 10 day visit to Ireland. That was the 8th March. Its now the 28th April and I am still in the UK. TheContinue reading “COVID19 adventures in wonderland”

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Sandi James | Human Relations Area Files

HRAF Global Scholar: Sandi James Title: PhD Candidate, Public Health and Social Policy University Affiliation: La Trobe University, Australia and Universiti Malaysia, Sabah Research Topic: Exploring Alcohol use in Sabah, Malaysia: Preliminary … — Read on

Short piece on therapy for specific groups

Bisexuality…. Bisexuality continues to be a controversial concept for many. Often bisexuality is dismissed as “just a phase” or that the individual who identifies as bisexual is “testing the water” and “experimenting or lying to themselves and others – that they must be one or the other, that there is no such thing as bisexual.Continue reading “Short piece on therapy for specific groups”

Bornean indigenous knowledge and tradition – a dance between tradition and intoxication.

The Global Alcohol Policy Conference rounds up today. It has been a brilliant conference, over coming difficuties related to the corona virus 10 to deliver an important and vaulable discussion regarding the state of alcohol policy and research in 2020. Much work still to be done. Looking forward to the next 12 months and theContinue reading “Bornean indigenous knowledge and tradition – a dance between tradition and intoxication.”