Dr Peter Gates
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Peter Gates

Medicine & Health
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre

BA (Psych), Dip In Psych, PhD

Dr Peter Gates has an extensive career with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, starting in August 2002.

He has worked on projects investigating alcohol use in young Australians leading to the introduction of the Australian Alcohol Treatment Outcome Measure for dissemination across non-government health organisations. Peter also conducted research on the potency and contamination content of Australian cannabis prior to commencing employment with the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) at its inauguration in 2008. Peter then investigated the barriers users face in receiving treatment specifically for their cannabis use and completed his PhD in August 2012 on developing and evaluating the efficacy of a telephone-based treatment as delivered by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre’s Cannabis Information and Helpline.

Following the unfortunate defunding of NCPIC in 2016, Peter then worked in areas of paediatric medication safety and mental health with Macquarie University prior to returning to NDARC in July, 2022. Peter is currently leading the "Prevention Research Support Package" project (PRSP), which aims to identify communities struggling with AoD harms, support these communities to implement best-evidence AoD primary prevention strategies, and finally evaluate the acceptability and impact of these strategies. In addition, the PRSP aims to co-design and evaluate a process for the uptake of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) in rural and remote AoD services.

Location
R1
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Lichtner V; Prgomet M; Gates P; Franklin BD; Westbrook JI, 2021, 'Challenges of Digital Commons: A Qualitative Study of an Automated Dispensing Cabinet in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit', in , pp. 244 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SHTI210716
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Lichtner V; Prgomet M; Gates P; Franklin BD; Westbrook JI, 2021, 'Evaluation of an Automated Dispensing Cabinet in Paediatric Intensive Care – Focus on Controlled Medications', in , pp. 323 - 325, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SHTI210733
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Gates P; Copeland J, 2017, 'Barriers to Treatment Seeking for Cannabis Dependence', in Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, Elsevier, pp. 1025 - 1029, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-800756-3.00123-x
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Gates PJ; Hardie RA; Raban MZ; Li L; Westbrook JI, 2021, 'How effective are electronic medication systems in reducing medication error rates and associated harm among hospital inpatients? A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, vol. 28, pp. 167 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa230
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lichtner V; Prgomet M; Gates P; Franklin BD, 2021, 'Automatic dispensing cabinets and governance of controlled drugs: An exploratory study in an intensive care unit', European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2020-002552
    Journal articles | 2021
    McMullan RD; Urwin R; Gates P; Sunderland N; Westbrook JI, 2021, 'Are operating room distractions, interruptions and disruptions associated with performance and patient safety? A systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, vol. 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzab068
    Journal articles | 2021
    Raban M; Gates P; Gasparini C; Westbrook J, 2021, 'How does antibiotic use in Australian residential aged care compare globally?: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Infection, Disease & Health, vol. 26, pp. S10 - S11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2021.09.036
    Journal articles | 2021
    Raban MZ; Gates PJ; Gasparini C; Westbrook JI, 2021, 'Temporal and regional trends of antibiotic use in long-term aged care facilities across 39 countries, 1985-2019: Systematic review and meta-analysis', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256501
    Journal articles | 2021
    Westbrook JI; Li L; Raban MZ; Woods A; Koyama AK; Baysari MT; Day RO; McCullagh C; Prgomet M; Mumford V; Dalla-Pozza L; Gazarian M; Gates PJ; Lichtner V; Barclay P; Gardo A; Wiggins M; White L, 2021, 'Associations between double-checking and medication administration errors: A direct observational study of paediatric inpatients', BMJ Quality and Safety, vol. 30, pp. 320 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011473
    Journal articles | 2020
    Westbrook JI; Sunderland NS; Woods A; Raban MZ; Gates P; Li L, 2020, 'Changes in medication administration error rates associated with the introduction of electronic medication systems in hospitals: A multisite controlled before and after study', BMJ Health and Care Informatics, vol. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjhci-2020-100170
    Journal articles | 2019
    Gates PJ; Baysari MT; Gazarian M; Raban MZ; Meyerson S; Westbrook JI, 2019, 'Prevalence of Medication Errors Among Paediatric Inpatients: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Drug Safety, vol. 42, pp. 1329 - 1342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40264-019-00850-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Gates PJ; Baysari MT; Mumford V; Raban MZ; Westbrook JI, 2019, 'Standardising the Classification of Harm Associated with Medication Errors: The Harm Associated with Medication Error Classification (HAMEC)', Drug Safety, vol. 42, pp. 931 - 939, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40264-019-00823-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Gates PJ; Meyerson SA; Baysari MT; Westbrook JI, 2019, 'The Prevalence of Dose Errors Among Paediatric Patients in Hospital Wards with and without Health Information Technology: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Drug Safety, vol. 42, pp. 13 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40264-018-0715-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lichtner V; Baysari M; Gates P; Dalla-Pozza L; Westbrook JI, 2019, 'Medication safety incidents in paediatric oncology after electronic medication management system implementation', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13152
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gates PJ; Meyerson SA; Baysari MT; Lehmann CU; Westbrook JI, 2018, 'Preventable adverse drug events among inpatients: A systematic review', Pediatrics, vol. 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-0805
    Journal articles | 2017
    2017, 'Survey of Australian’s knowledge, Perception and Use of Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes', Journal of Addiction & Prevention, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.13188/2330-2178.1000034
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gates PJ; Albertella L, 2017, 'The Cannabis Information Helpline: Assessing Interest in the Medicinal Use of Cannabis in Australia', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 52, pp. 1634 - 1638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2017.1298616
    Journal articles | 2016
    Copeland J; Gates P; Pokorski I, 2016, 'A narrative review of psychological cannabis use treatments with and without pharmaceutical adjunct', Current Pharmaceutical Design, vol. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1381612822666160831094811
    Journal articles | 2016
    Gates P; Albertella L, 2016, 'The effectiveness of telephone counselling in the treatment of illicit drug and alcohol use concerns', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 22, pp. 67 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1357633X15587406
    Journal articles | 2016
    Gates P; Albertella L; Copeland J, 2016, 'Cannabis withdrawal and sleep: A systematic review of human studies', Substance Abuse, vol. 37, pp. 255 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2015.1023484
    Journal articles | 2016
    Gates PJ; Sabioni P; Copeland J; Le Foll B; Gowing L, 2016, 'Psychosocial interventions for cannabis use disorder', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD005336.pub4
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ferguson H; Gates P, 2015, 'Early intervention and holistic, relationship-based practice with fathers: evidence from the work of the Family Nurse Partnership', CHILD & FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, vol. 20, pp. 96 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12059
    Journal articles | 2015
    Gates P, 2015, 'The effectiveness of helplines for the treatment of alcohol and illicit substance use', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 21, pp. 18 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1357633X14555643
    Journal articles | 2014
    Gates P; Jaffe A; Copeland J, 2014, 'Cannabis smoking and respiratory health: Consideration of the literature', Respirology, vol. 19, pp. 655 - 662, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.12298
    Journal articles | 2014
    Gates PJ; Albertella L; Copeland J, 2014, 'The effects of cannabinoid administration on sleep: A systematic review of human studies', Sleep Medicine Reviews, vol. 18, pp. 477 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2014.02.005
    Journal articles | 2014
    Rooke SE; Gates PJ; Norberg MM; Copeland J, 2014, 'Applying technology to the treatment of cannabis use disorder: Comparing telephone versus Internet delivery using data from two completed trials', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, vol. 46, pp. 78 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2013.08.007
    Journal articles | 2013
    Gates PJ; Norberg MM; Dillon P; Manocha R, 2013, 'Experiences of Australian School Staff in Addressing Student Cannabis Use', Journal of Drug Education, vol. 43, pp. 121 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/DE.43.2.b
    Journal articles | 2013
    Gates PJ; Norberg MM; Dillon P; Manocha R, 2013, 'Perceived role legitimacy and role importance of Australian school staff in addressing student cannabis use', Journal of Drug Education, vol. 43, pp. 65 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/DE.43.1.e
    Journal articles | 2012
    Gates P; Copeland J; Swift W; Martin G, 2012, 'Barriers and facilitators to cannabis treatment', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 31, pp. 311 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00313.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Gates PJ; Norberg MM; Copeland J; Digiusto E, 2012, 'Randomized controlled trial of a novel cannabis use intervention delivered by telephone', Addiction, vol. 107, pp. 2149 - 2158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03953.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Norberg MM; Gates P; Dillon PG; Kavanagh D; Manocha R; Copeland J, 2012, 'Screening and managing cannabis use: comparing GP's and nurses' knowledge, beliefs, and behavior', Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1747-597X-7-31
    Journal articles | 2012
    Norberg MM; Turner M; Rooke S; Langton J; Gates P, 2012, 'An Evaluation of Web-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Managing Problems Associated with Cannabis Use', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 14, pp. e169 - e169, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.2319
    Journal articles | 2011
    Gates P; Copeland J; Norberg MM; Diguisto E, 2011, 'Caller satisfaction with the Cannabis Information and Helpline', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 17, pp. 93 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jtt.2010.100509
    Journal articles | 2011
    Lemon JA; Stevenson R; Gates P; Copeland J, 2011, 'Palatability, familiarity, and underage, immoderate drinking', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 20, pp. 437 - 449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1067828X.2011.614896
    Journal articles | 2009
    Simpson MA; Lawrinson P; Copeland J; Gates P, 2009, 'The Alcohol Treatment Outcome Measure (ATOM): A new clinical tool for standardising outcome measurement for alcohol treatment', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 34, pp. 121 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2008.09.007
    Journal articles | 2007
    Bellis M; Hughes K; Dillon PG; Copeland J; Gates P, 2007, 'Effects of backpacking holidays in Australia on alcohol, tobacco and drug use of UK residents', BMC Public Health, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-7-1
    Journal articles | 2007
    Copeland J; Stevenson R; Gates P; Dillon PG, 2007, 'Young Australians and alcohol: the acceptabllity of ready-to-drink (RTD) alcoholic beverages among 12-30-year-olds', Addiction, vol. 102, pp. 1740 - 1746, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.01970.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Gates P; Copeland J; Stevenson R; Dillon PG, 2007, 'The influence of product packaging onyoung people`s palatability rating for RTDs and other alcoholic beverages', Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol. 42, pp. 138 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agl113
    Journal articles | 2007
    Stevenson R; Copeland J; Gates P, 2007, 'The role of experience in liking `Ready-to-Drink` alcoholic beverages', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 21, pp. 564 - 569, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0893-164X.21.4.564
    Journal articles | 2006
    Martin G; Copeland J; Gates P; Gilmour S, 2006, 'The Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) in an adolescent population of cannabis users: Reliability, validity and diagnostic cut-off', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 83, pp. 90 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2005.10.014
    Journal articles | 2006
    Martin G; Copeland J; Gilmour S; Gates P; Swift W, 2006, 'The Adolescent cannabis Problems Questionaire (CPQ-A) Psycholmetric properties', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31, pp. 2238 - 2248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2006.03.001
    Journal articles | 2005
    Copeland J; Gilmour S; Gates P; Swift W, 2005, 'The Cannabis Problems Questionnaire: Factor structure, reliability, and validity', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 80, pp. 313 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2005.04.009
    Journal articles | 2005
    Swift W; Gates P; Dillon PG, 2005, 'Survey of Australian using cannabis for medical purposes', Harm Reduction Journal, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-7517-2-18