Rose Crossin

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Rose is a member of the Population Health team at Turning Point.

Rose is a member of the Population Health team at Turning Point, working on a range of research projects on trends and harms related to alcohol and other drug use. Her PhD (currently in assessment) was conducted at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, on the effects of adolescent inhalant misuse on growth and energy balance. This involved a range of clinical, pre-clinical, and epidemiological studies.

She has a particular interest in alcohol and drug use in adolescents and vulnerable populations, and inhalant misuse as a type of substance misuse that is common in these populations. She maintains a broader interest in the intersection between alcohol and drug use, and changes to food intake and body weight, which can affect individuals even if substance misuse ceases and have long-term health impacts. 

Prior to her PhD, Rose worked in the public sector in a range of research and strategy roles, which enables her to bring a policy viewpoint to her research, and focus on translational outcomes. 

Rose is a passionate advocate for women in STEM and has worked on a range of mentoring and strategic initiatives designed to improve participation of girls in STEM, and to improve gender equity in the field.