Ms Alexandra Aiken
Adjunct Associate Lecturer

Ms Alexandra Aiken

Masters of Public Health, B.Psych(Hons1)

Medicine & Health
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre

Alexandra Aiken is a Senior Research Officer in the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She is currently working on a large scale longitudinal study, the Drinking and Teens project. She also coordinates the NSW arm of the Young Australians Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS).

The Drinking and Teens project aims to determine if parental supply of alcohol in the Australian context, affects the progression to harmful levels of drinking in adolescence. This study will research the consequences of parental supply within the broader context of parent, child and peer relationships. It will help to determine how parental supply influences the different patterns of adolescent alcohol consumption over time, providing essential information to help parents prevent alcohol misuse in their children.

The YAARS study aims to detect and predict emergent trends in risky alcohol use among heavy drinkers aged 16-19. The study aims to identify the nature of the alcohol use, related harms, contexts of use, and other influences such as alcohol promotions. The information from this project will be used to make recommendations on how to make things safer for young people.

 

 

Phone
02 93850111
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Lam T; Laslett AM; Fischer J; Salom C; Ogeil RP; Lubman DI; Aiken A; Mattick R; Gilmore W; Allsop S, 2022, 'Disclosures of harming others during their most recent drinking session: Findings from a large national study of heavy-drinking adolescents', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 41, pp. 197 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.13336
    Journal articles | 2021
    Clare PJ; Aiken A; Yuen WS; Upton E; Kypri K; Degenhardt L; Bruno R; McCambridge J; McBride N; Hutchinson D; Slade T; Mattick R; Peacock A, 2021, 'Alcohol use among young Australian adults in May–June 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort study', Addiction, vol. 116, pp. 3398 - 3407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.15599
    Journal articles | 2021
    Farnbach S; Allan J; Wallace R; Aiken A; Shakeshaft A, 2021, 'Formative process evaluation of a guideline-driven process for improving the cultural responsiveness of alcohol and drug treatment services', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06367-7
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lam T; Fischer J; Salom C; Ogeil R; Wilson J; Lubman DI; Burns L; Lenton S; Gilmore W; Chikritzhs T; Aiken A; Allsop S, 2021, 'Safety first: Beliefs of older peers supplying alcohol to underage friends', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 32, pp. 407 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.378
    Journal articles | 2021
    Najman JM; Clare PJ; Kypri K; Aiken A; Wadolowski M; Hutchinson D; Slade T; Bruno R; Vogl L; Degenhardt L; Mattick RP, 2021, 'Gender differences in the supply of alcohol to adolescent daughters and sons', American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 47, pp. 508 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2021.1927066
    Journal articles | 2021
    Upton E; Clare PJ; Aiken A; Boland VC; De Torres C; Bruno R; Hutchinson D; Kypri K; Mattick R; McBride N; Peacock A, 2021, 'Changes in mental health and help-seeking among young Australian adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: A prospective cohort study', Psychological Medicine, pp. 1 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721001963
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yuen WS; Bruno R; Chan GCK; McCambridge J; Slade T; Clare PJ; Aiken A; Kypri K; Hutchinson D; McBride N; Boland V; Upton E; Farrell M; Mattick RP; Peacock A, 2021, 'The experience of physiological and psychosocial alcohol-related harms across adolescence and its association with alcohol use disorder in early adulthood: A prospective cohort study', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 45, pp. 2518 - 2527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.14726
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yuen WS; Chan G; Bruno R; Clare PJ; Aiken A; Mattick R; Farrell M; Kypri K; Slade T; Hutchinson D; McBride N; McCambridge J; Boland V; Peacock A, 2021, 'Trajectories of alcohol-induced blackouts in adolescence: early risk factors and alcohol use disorder outcomes in early adulthood', Addiction, vol. 116, pp. 2039 - 2048, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.15415
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yuen WS; Chan G; Clare P; Bruno R; Boland V; Aiken A; Kypri K; Horwood J; McCambridge J; Degenhardt L; Slade T; Wadolowski M; Hutchinson D; Najman J; McBride N; Mattick R; Peacock A, 2021, '962Adolescent Alcohol Use Trajectories: A Prospective Study of Risk Factors and Adulthood AUD Outcomes', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab168.740
    Journal articles | 2020
    Aiken A; Clare PJ; Boland VC; Degenhardt L; Yuen WS; Hutchinson D; Najman J; McCambridge J; Slade T; McBride N; De Torres C; Wadolowski M; Bruno R; Kypri K; Mattick RP; Peacock A, 2020, 'Parental supply of sips and whole drinks of alcohol to adolescents and associations with binge drinking and alcohol-related harms: A prospective cohort study', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 215, pp. 108204 - 108204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108204
    Journal articles | 2020
    Boland VC; Clare PJ; Yuen WS; Peacock A; Aiken A; Wadolowski M; Hutchinson D; Najman J; Slade T; Bruno R; McBride N; Degenhardt L; Kypri K; Mattick RP, 2020, 'The association between parental supply of alcohol and supply from other sources to young people: a prospective cohort', Addiction, vol. 115, pp. 2140 - 2147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.15033
    Journal articles | 2020
    Clare PJ; Dobbins T; Bruno R; Peacock A; Boland V; Yuen WS; Aiken A; Degenhardt L; Kypri K; Slade T; Hutchinson D; Najman JM; McBride N; Horwood J; McCambridge J; Mattick RP, 2020, 'The overall effect of parental supply of alcohol across adolescence on alcohol-related harms in early adulthood—a prospective cohort study', Addiction, vol. 115, pp. 1833 - 1843, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.15005
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lam T; Ogeil RP; Fischer J; Midford R; Lubman DI; Gilmore W; Chikritzhs TN; Liang W; Lenton SR; Aiken A; Allsop S, 2020, 'Alcohol supply as a favour for a friend: Scenarios of alcohol supply to younger friends and siblings', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 31, pp. 112 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.264
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yuen WS; Chan G; Bruno R; Clare P; Mattick R; Aiken A; Boland V; McBride N; McCambridge J; Slade T; Kypri K; Horwood J; Hutchinson D; Najman J; de Torres C; Peacock A, 2020, 'Adolescent alcohol use trajectories: Risk factors and adult outcomes', Pediatrics, vol. 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-005454
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yuen WS; Chan G; Bruno R; Clare P; Mattick R; Aiken A; Boland V; McBride N; McCambridge J; Slade T; Kypri K; Horwood J; Hutchinson D; Najman J; de Torres C; Peacock A, 2020, 'Adolescent alcohol use trajectories: Risk factors and adult outcomes', Pediatrics, vol. 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-0440
    Journal articles | 2019
    Clare PJ; Aiken A; Yuen WS; Peacock A; Boland V; Wadolowski M; Hutchinson D; Najman J; Slade T; Bruno R; McBride N; Degenhardt L; Kypri K; Mattick RP, 2019, 'Parental supply of alcohol as a predictor of adolescent alcohol consumption patterns: A prospective cohort', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 204, pp. 107529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.06.031
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lam T; Laslett AM; Ogeil RP; Lubman DI; Liang W; Chikritzhs TN; Gilmore WT; Lenton SR; Fischer J; Aiken A; Mattick RP; Burns LA; Midford R; Allsop SJ, 2019, 'From eye rolls to punches: Experiences of harm from others’ drinking among risky-drinking adolescents across Australia', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp2941927
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharmin S; Kypri K; Wadolowski M; Bruno R; Khanam M; Aiken A; Hutchinson D; Najman JM; Slade T; McBride N; Attia J; Palazzi K; Oldmeadow C; Mattick RP, 2019, 'Parent hazardous drinking and their children's alcohol use in early and mid-adolescence: Prospective cohort study', European Journal of Public Health, vol. 29, pp. 736 - 740, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz029
    Journal articles | 2018
    Aiken A; Clare PJ; Wadolowski M; Hutchinson D; Najman JM; Slade T; Bruno R; McBride N; Kypri K; Mattick RP, 2018, 'Age of Alcohol Initiation and Progression to Binge Drinking in Adolescence: A Prospective Cohort Study', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 42, pp. 100 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.13525
    Journal articles | 2018
    Aiken A; Lam T; Gilmore W; Burns L; Chikritzhs T; Lenton S; Lloyd B; Lubman D; Ogeil R; Allsop S, 2018, 'Youth perceptions of alcohol advertising: Are current advertising regulations working?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 42, pp. 234 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12792
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hutchinson D; Wilson J; Allsop S; Elliott E; Najman J; Burns L; Bartu A; Jacobs S; Honan I; McCormack C; Rossen L; Fiedler H; Stone C; Khor S; Ryan J; Youssef GJ; Olsson CA; Mattick RP; Cassar J; Popescu A; Campbell G; Taylor L; Gomez M; Black E; Braunstein D; Dewberry L; Kelly E; Aiken A; Brann S; Clews S; Dawe S; Gordon A; Haber P; Hamilton D; Lewis A; McBride N; Moore E; Mutch R; Oei J; Patton G; Rapee R; Slade T; Shanahan M; Stephens C; Teague S; Ward M, 2018, 'Cohort profile: The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study: A longitudinal study of the relationship between alcohol, tobacco and other substance use during pregnancy and the health and well-being of Australian children and families', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 47, pp. 26 - 27m, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx126
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lam T; Ogeil RP; Allsop S; Chikritzhs T; Fischer J; Midford R; Gilmore W; Lenton S; Liang W; Lloyd B; Aiken A; Mattick R; Burns L; Lubman DI, 2018, 'Insomnia and regulation of sleep-wake cycle with drugs among adolescent risky drinkers', Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol. 14, pp. 1529 - 1537, http://dx.doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.7330
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mattick RP; Clare PJ; Aiken A; Wadolowski M; Hutchinson D; Najman J; Slade T; Bruno R; McBride N; Kypri K; Vogl L; Degenhardt L, 2018, 'Association of parental supply of alcohol with adolescent drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorder symptoms: a prospective cohort study', The Lancet Public Health, vol. 3, pp. e64 - e71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30240-2
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharmin S; Kypri K; Wadolowski M; Bruno R; Khanam M; Aiken A; Hutchinson D; M. Najman J; Slade T; McBride N; Attia J; P. Mattick R, 2018, 'Parent characteristics associated with approval of their children drinking alcohol from ages 13 to 16 years: prospective cohort study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 42, pp. 347 - 353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12811
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wilson J; Ogeil RP; Lam T; Lenton S; Lloyd B; Burns L; Aiken A; Gilmore W; Chikritzhs T; Mattick R; Lubman DI; Allsop S, 2018, 'Re-thinking pre-drinking: Implications from a sample of teenagers who drink in private settings', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 52, pp. 20 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.11.024
    Journal articles | 2017
    Aiken A; Wadolowski M; Bruno R; Najman J; Kypri K; Slade T; Hutchinson D; McBride N; Mattick RP, 2017, 'Cohort profile: The Australian parental supply of alcohol longitudinal study (APSALS)', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 46, pp. e6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyv051
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lam T; Lenton S; Ogeil R; Burns L; Aiken A; Chikritzhs T; Gilmore W; Lloyd B; Wilson J; Lubman D; Mattick R; Allsop S, 2017, 'Most recent risky drinking session with Australian teenagers', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 41, pp. 105 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12598
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mattick RP; Clare P; Aiken A; Wadolowski M; Bruno R; Kypri K; Najman J; Hutchinson D; McBride N, 2017, 'Predictors of cannabis uptake in an adolescent cohort: Associations with tobacco use, drinking, and child, peer, and familial factors', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 171, pp. e133 - e133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.08.368
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mattick RP; Wadolowski M; Aiken A; Clare PJ; Hutchinson D; Najman J; Slade T; Bruno R; McBride N; Degenhardt L; Kypri K, 2017, 'Parental supply of alcohol and alcohol consumption in adolescence: Prospective cohort study', Psychological Medicine, vol. 47, pp. 267 - 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291716002373
    Journal articles | 2016
    Lam T; Ogeil R; Williams-Wyss O; Young J; Aiken A; Burns L; Chikritzhs T; Gilmore W; Lloyd B; Lubman DI; Mattick RP; Lenton S; Wilson J; Allsop S, 2016, 'SLEEP PROBLEMS AMONGST RISKY DRINKING AUSTRALIAN ADOLESCENTS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, vol. 35, pp. 47 - 47, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000398381500127&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ogeil RP; Lloyd B; Lam T; Lenton S; Burns L; Aiken A; Gilmore W; Chikritzhs T; Mattick R; Allsop S; Lubman DI, 2016, 'Pre-Drinking Behavior of Young Heavy Drinkers', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 51, pp. 1297 - 1306, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2016.1168443
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wadolowski M; Hutchinson D; Bruno R; Aiken A; Najman JM; Kypri K; Slade T; McBride N; Mattick RP, 2016, 'Parents who supply sips of alcohol in early adolescence: A prospective study of risk factors', Pediatrics, vol. 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-2611
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lam T; Lenton SR; Burns L; Aiken A; Ogeil R; Gilmore WT; Chikritzhs TN; Lloyd B; Lubman DI; Mattick R; Allsop SJ, 2015, 'Alcohol policy impact on young risky drinkers and their support for proposed measures', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 39, pp. 129 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12326
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wadolowski M; Bruno R; Aiken A; Stone C; Najman J; Kypri K; Slade T; Hutchinson D; Mcbride N; Mattick RP, 2015, 'Sipping, Drinking, and Early Adolescent Alcohol Consumption: A Cautionary Note', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 39, pp. 350 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.12613
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wadolowski M; Hutchinson D; Bruno R; Aiken A; Clare P; Slade T; Najman J; Kypri K; Mcbride N; Mattick RP, 2015, 'Early Adolescent Alcohol Use: Are Sipping and Drinking Distinct?', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 39, pp. 1805 - 1813, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.12826
    Journal articles | 2012
    Aiken A; Wadolowski M; Bucello C; Mattick R; Najman J; Kypri K; Slade T; Hutchinson D; Bruno R; Mcbride N, 2012, 'CONTEXT OF EARLY ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL USE: FIRST RESULTS FROM A LONGITUDINAL AUSTRALIAN COHORT', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, vol. 31, pp. 31 - 31, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000311236700096&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Wadolowski M; Bucello C; Aiken A; Mattick R; Najman J; Kypri K; Slade T; Hutchinson D; Bruno R; Mcbride N, 2012, 'YOUNG AND NOT SO DRUNK: SIPPING, DRINKING AND AUSTRALIAN ADOLESCENTS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, vol. 31, pp. 24 - 24, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000311236700078&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Christensen H; Aiken A; Batterham PJ; Walker J; MacKinnon AJ; Fenech M; Hickie IB, 2011, 'No clear potentiation of antidepressant medication effects by folic acid + vitamin B12 in a large community sample', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 130, pp. 37 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2010.07.029
  • Reports | 2018
    Yuen W; Peacock A; Clare PJ; Aiken A; Degenhardt L; Boland V; Dixon T; Kypri K; Horwood J; Bruno R; McCambridge J; Wadolowski M; Najman J; Hutchinson D; Slade T; McBride N; Mattick RP, 2018, A protocol for the extension of the Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS), National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW., Technical Report No.340, https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/protocol-extension-australian-parental-supply-alcohol-longitudinal-study-apsals
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Aiken A; Clare P; Slade T; Najman JM; Kypri K; Bruno R; McBride N; Hutchinson D; Wadolowski M; Mattick RP, 2016, 'A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY OF ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL INITIATION AND PROGRESSION TO BINGE DRINKING', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 35, pp. 21 - 21, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000398381500057&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Mattick RP; Wadolowski M; Aiken A; Najman J; Kypri K; Slade T; Hutchinson D; Bruno R; McBride N, 2015, 'EARLY PARENTAL SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN MID-ADOLESCENCE: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY', in ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, WILEY-BLACKWELL, San Antonio, TX, Vol. 39, pp. 74A - 74A, presented at 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research-Society-on-Alcoholism, San Antonio, TX, 20 June 2015 - 24 June 2015, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000361637100252&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Wadolowski M; Hutchinson D; Bruno R; Aiken A; Slade T; Najman J; Kypri K; McBride N; Mattick RP, 2014, 'PARENTAL SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL: HOW DOES IT PROSPECTIVELY RELATE TO SIPPING AND DRINKING?', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 61 - 61, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000344914800175&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1