Associate Professor Christopher Wilkins, MMS, PhD.
Associate Professor Chris Wilkins is the leader of the drug research team at SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University. Chris Wilkins has research expertise in drug trends, drug markets, public health, and drug policy. Over the past twenty years he has completed a range of studies of drug use in New Zealand with particular focus on methamphetamine, cannabis, legal highs, ecstasy and the non-medical use of pharmaceuticals. Chris Wilkins has published numerous journal articles on drug use, contributed to three books and regularly reviews manuscripts for Addiction, the International Journal of Drug Policy, Drug & Alcohol Review and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Chris Wilkins has been an invited speaker at international meetings convened by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), and at the United States National Institute for Drug Abuse Community Epidemiology Working Group (CEWG). He regularly presents papers at the annual meetings of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP).
Research Bulletins from the New Zealand Drugs Trends Survey (NZDTS)
Read about the preliminary findings from the NZ Drug Trends Survey: What drug is more available in New Zealand: Cannabis or Methamphetamine? (Bulletin 1, March 2018)
Check out our second research bulletin from the New Zealand Drug Trends survey on drug dependency and need for help for your region (Bulletin 2, March 2018)
Another research bulletin has been released from the New Zealand Drug Trends survey on preferred options for cannabis law reform in New Zealand (October, 2018)