Dr Megan   Weier
Senior Lecturer

Dr Megan Weier

BPsycSci (Hon 1) 2011

Doctor of Philosophy 2016

Business School
Centre Social Impact

Doctor Megan Weier is a work-in-progress, having personally and politically shifted away from conservative Christian and political ideologies while completing her PhD in critical developmental psychology at the University of Queensland. Her relationships and communities now reflect the influences of progressive faith and politics, anti-racism, feminism, and poststructural thought. Her focus is now to grapple with fundamental human rights for justice which fuels a conviction to speak out on existing inequalities that exist within Australia.

Megan’s personal experiences with mental health challenges, chronic disease and pain, as well as professional engagement with policy making and research on drug and alcohol policy debates have led to complex beliefs about the effects of public policy on personal health and wellbeing. Her research aims to highlight and explore how systemic and institutional forces impact individual outcomes, and to use these findings to advocate for better, more equitable decision making. Her work as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact critically engages with ideas around measuring social progress, wellbeing, and program evaluation. Her workplace values prioritise the support, acknowledgement and development of her colleagues. Her research currently includes working with the disability sector, government departments, and community organisations.

Phone
02 8936 0927

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Connor J; Weier M; Hall W, 2018, 'The Age of Onset of Alcohol Use Disorders', in de Girolamo G; McGorry P; Sartorius N (ed.), Age of Onset of Mental Disorders, Springer, Cham, pp. 169 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72619-9_9
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Kelly AB; Weier M; Hall W, 2018, 'The Age of Onset of Substance Use Disorders', in de Girolamo G; McGorry P; Sartorius N (ed.), Age of Onset of Mental Disorders, Srpinger, Cham, pp. 149 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72619-9_8
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Megan Weier
    Degenhardt LJ; Hall W; Weier M, 2017, 'Illicit drugs: Patterns of use, dependence, and contribution to disease burden in developed countries', in Quah SR; Cockerham WC (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Academic Press, Oxford, pp. 134 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803678-5.00224-1
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Megan Weier
    Carey G; Malbon E; Weier M; Duff G, 2021, 'Balancing stability and change: Lessons on policy responsiveness', Health and Social Care in the Community
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Megan Weier
    Gemma C; Malbon E; Weier M; Duff G, 2021, 'Balancing stability and change: Lessons on policy responsiveness and turbulence in the disability care sector', Health and Social Care in the Community, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13454
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    Carey G; Dickinson H; Malbon E; Weier M; Duff G, 2020, 'Burdensome Administration and Its Risks: Competing Logics in Policy Implementation', Administration and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0095399720908666
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    O'Mara B; Carey G; Weier M, 2020, 'Community-based health promotion about alcohol and other drugs in a multicultural Australia – what works? A review of evidence.', Health Education Research
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M; Farrugia A, 2020, '‘Potential issues of morbidity, toxicity and dependence’: Problematizing the up-scheduling of over-the-counter codeine in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.07.033
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Megan Weier
    Carey G; Weier M; Malbon E; Dickinson H, 2019, 'Making markets work for disability services: The question of price setting', Health and Social Care in the Community, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12780
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Megan Weier
    Morphett K; Weier M; Borland R; Yong HH; Gartner C, 2019, 'Barriers and facilitators to switching from smoking to vaping: Advice from vapers', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 38, pp. 234 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12907
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Megan Weier
    Carey G; Malbon ER; Weier M; Dickinson H; Duff G, 2019, 'Making markets work for disability services: The question of price setting', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 27, pp. e716 - e723, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12780
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Stockings E; Campbell G; Hall WD; Nielsen S; Zagic D; Rahman R; Murnion B; Farrell M; Weier M; Degenhardt L, 2018, 'Cannabis and cannabinoids for the treatment of people with chronic noncancer pain conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled and observational studies', Pain, vol. 159, pp. 1932 - 1954, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001293
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Stockings E; Zagic D; Campbell G; Weier M; Hall WD; Nielsen S; Herkes GK; Farrell M; Degenhardt L, 2018, 'Evidence for cannabis and cannabinoids for epilepsy: A systematic review of controlled and observational evidence', Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol. 89, pp. 741 - 753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2017-317168
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Mücke M; Weier M; Carter C; Copeland J; Degenhardt L; Cuhls H; Radbruch L; Häuser W; Conrad R, 2018, 'Systematic review and meta-analysis of cannabinoids in palliative medicine', Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, vol. 9, pp. 220 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcsm.12273
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Chan GCK; Leung J; Quinn C; Weier M; Hall W, 2018, 'Socio-economic differentials in cannabis use trends in Australia', Addiction, vol. 113, pp. 454 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.14010
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Nielsen S; Germanos R; Weier M; Pollard J; Degenhardt L; Hall W; Buckley N; Farrell M, 2018, 'The Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Treating Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis: a Systematic Review of Reviews', Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11910-018-0814-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M, 2018, 'Moving beyond vaping as a cessation-only practice', Addiction, vol. 113, pp. 406 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.14095
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Megan Weier
    Keane H; Weier M; Fraser D; Gartner C, 2017, '‘Anytime, anywhere’: vaping as social practice', Critical Public Health, vol. 27, pp. 465 - 476, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2016.1250867
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M; Hall W, 2017, 'The Use of Cannabinoids in Treating Dementia', Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11910-017-0766-6
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Megan Weier
    Hall W; Weier M, 2017, 'Has marijuana legalization increased marijuana use among US youth?', JAMA Pediatrics, vol. 171, pp. 116 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.3917
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Megan Weier
    Hall W; Weier M, 2017, 'Lee Robins' studies of heroin use among US Vietnam veterans', Addiction, vol. 112, pp. 176 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.13584
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M, 2017, 'Commentary on White et al. (2017): Adolescent drinking and exposure to advertising—behaviour does not occur in a social vacuum', Addiction, vol. 112, pp. 1752 - 1753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.13915
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Megan Weier
    Hall WD; Weier M, 2017, 'Reducing alcohol-related violence and other harm in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 206, pp. 111 - 112.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.01094
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Meurk C; Morphett K; Carter A; Weier M; Lucke J; Hall W, 2016, 'Scepticism and hope in a complex predicament: People with addictions deliberate about neuroscience', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 32, pp. 34 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.03.004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Kelly AB; Chan GCK; Weier M; Quinn C; Gullo MJ; Connor JP; Hall WD, 2016, 'Parental supply of alcohol to Australian minors: An analysis of six nationally representative surveys spanning 15 years', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3004-2
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Degenhardt L; Larney S; Chan G; Dobbins T; Weier M; Roxburgh A; Hall W; McKetin R, 2016, 'Estimating the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia, 2002-2014', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 204, pp. 1.e1 - 1.e6, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.00671
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Hall WD; Patton G; Stockings E; Weier M; Lynskey M; Morley KI; Degenhardt L, 2016, 'Why young people's substance use matters for global health', The Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 3, pp. 265 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(16)00013-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Degenhardt L; Larney S; Chan G; Dobbins T; Weier M; Roxburgh A; Hall WD; McKetin R, 2016, 'Estimating the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia, 2002-2014', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, vol. 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.00671
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M; Lee C, 2016, 'Stagnant or Successful, Carefree or Anxious? Australian University Students' Goals and Beliefs About Adulthood and Their Current Well-being', Australian Psychologist, vol. 51, pp. 422 - 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ap.12169
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Meurk C; Fraser D; Weier M; Lucke J; Carter A; Hall W, 2016, 'Assessing the place of neurobiological explanations in accounts of a family member's addiction', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 35, pp. 461 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12318
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Chan GCK; Leung JK; Quinn C; Connor JP; Hides L; Gullo MJ; Alati R; Weier M; Kelly AB; Hall WD, 2016, 'Trend in alcohol use in Australia over 13 years: has there been a trend reversal?', BMC public health, vol. 16, pp. 1070
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Meurk C; Fraser D; Weier M; Lucke J; Carter A; Hall W, 2016, 'Assessing the place of neurobiological explanations in accounts of a family member's addiction', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 35, pp. 461 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12318
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Megan Weier
    Chan GCK; Leung J; Quinn C; Kelly AB; Connor JP; Weier M; Hall WD, 2016, 'Rural and Urban Differences in Adolescent Alcohol Use, Alcohol Supply, and Parental Drinking', Journal of Rural Health, vol. 32, pp. 280 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12151
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Megan Weier
    Fraser D; Weier M; Keane H; Gartner C, 2015, 'Vapers' perspectives on electronic cigarette regulation in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 26, pp. 589 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.01.019
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Megan Weier
    Hall W; Weier M, 2015, 'Assessing the Public Health Impacts of Legalizing Recreational Cannabis Use in the USA', Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol. 97, pp. 607 - 615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpt.110
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Megan Weier
    Riggall K; Forlini C; Carter A; Hall W; Weier M; Partridge B; Meinzer M, 2015, 'Researchers' perspectives on scientific and ethical issues with transcranial direct current stimulation: An international survey', Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep10618
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M; Lee C, 2015, 'How Do Australian University Students Understand Adulthood?', Australian Psychologist, vol. 50, pp. 157 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ap.12091
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Megan Weier
    Riggall K; Forlini C; Carter A; Weier M; Hall W; Meinzer M, 2015, 'Researchers' perspectives on scientific and ethical issues with transcranial direct current stimulation: An international survey', Brain Stimulation, vol. 8, pp. 360 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2015.01.160
  • Reports | 2021
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M; Writer T; Ahearn E; Buena P; Barnes E; Varadharajan M, 2021, GO Foundation Scholarship Assessment Process Review and Recommendations, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW, Sydney, NSW
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    Varadharajan M; Meltzer A; Saunders I; Weier M, 2020, Evaluation of the Youth Frontiers mentoring program
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    Muir K; Carey G; Weier M; Barraket J; Flatau P, 2020, Pulse of the For Purpose Sector Final Report, https://www.csi.edu.au/media/Pulse_-_Final_Report_Wave_1_-_PDF.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    Carey G; Weier M; Muir K; Barnes E, 2020, MOVING THE CONVERSATION FORWARD A decade of reform recommendations for the community services sector
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M; Ahearn E; Writer T; Saunders I; Barnes E, 2020, Measuring Infrastructure Australia's Social Impact, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW, Sydney, NSW
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    Varadharajan M; Weier M; Saunders I; Meltzer A, 2020, Evaluation of the Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW, Sydney, NSW
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M; Saunders I; Etuk L; Krylova P, 2020, Methodology Report: Social Progress Index Australia, Centre for Social Impact and Social Progress Imperative, Sydney, Australia, https://amplify.csi.edu.au/documents/42/SPI_Methodology_Final.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Megan Weier
    Carey G; Weier M; Malbon E; Dickinson H, 2020, How is the disability sector faring?
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M; Dolan K; Powell A; Muir K; Young A, 2019, Money stories: Financial resilience among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, https://www.csi.edu.au/media/NAB_IFR_FINAL_May_2019_web.pdf
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Megan Weier
    Carey G; Weier M; Dickinson H; Malbon E; Alexander D; Duff G, 2019, How is the disability sector faring?
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M; Marjolin A; Powell A; Muir K, 2018, Financial security and the influence of economic resources, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5c36691aa1ae9, https://www.csi.edu.au/media/2018-Financial-Resilience-in-Australia.pdf
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Powell A; Salignac F; Meltzer A; Muir K; Weier M, 2018, Background report on young people’s economic engagement, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5c4920284e94d, http://www.csi.edu.au/media/uploads/MGF_Background_report_Final_Cc3YmM2.pdf
  • Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Dr Megan Weier
    Stockings E; Campbell G; Hall WD; Nielsen S; Zagic D; Rahman R; Murnion B; Farrell M; Weier M; Degenhardt L, 2018, 'CANNABINOIDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC NON-CANCER PAIN: AN OVERVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S69 - S69, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000449495000171&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Theses / Dissertations |
    Dr Megan Weier
    Weier M, The problem with “young people today”: A critical and discursive exploration of Emerging Adulthood, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/uql.2016.1012

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