Dr Anne-Marie Laslett


Level 5, HS2, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia

Ph: (+61) 3 9479 8726

Email: a.laslett@latrobe.edu.au or anne-marie.laslett@curtin.edu.au




Anne-Marie Laslett is a social, epidemiological and public health Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug Research Institute and the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research. She has worked in the area of alcohol and drug epidemiology for the past 19 years and joined the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research in 2008.  She currently directs the award-winning project on the Range and Magnitude of Alcohol’s Harm to Others at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research. Her research on the project has examined harms from others’ drinking both as reported by general population survey respondents and as recorded in the caseloads of social and health response agencies. A recently released follow up study, “Beyond the drinker: Longitudinal Patterns in alcohol’s harm to others” describes persistence and change in harms to others from alcohol. “The hidden harm: Alcohol’s impact on children and families” focuses on the specific harms many families and children experience across Australia due to others’ drinking. In particular, Anne-Marie’s recently completed PhD research has focused on alcohol’s involvement in child abuse, using data from the Victorian Child Protection System and the national Alcohol’s harm to others survey. This research  has stimulated further work and resulted in her receipt of a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship at the National Drug Research Institute to examine alcohol-related harms to children. She is also a co-investigator and technical advisor to the World Health Organization/Thai Health International Collaborative Research Project project on ‘The Harm to others from drinking’.

Dr Laslett originally graduated as a dentist, and went on to complete a Master of Preventive and Community Dentistry (Oral Epidemiology), a Master of Public Health and a PhD in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.


  • Alcohol’s harm to others
  • Child abuse and neglect and in particular alcohol-related harm to children
  • Population alcohol and drug use and alcohol and drug-related harm
  • Child & family health and well-being
  • Influence of setting, socioeconomic and other risk factors on drug related use and harm
  • Policy & program responses to harm
  • Oral health

Click here for a list of Anne-Marie’s publications, book chapters, and presentations.