Wayne Hall is a Professor at the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR) at the University of Queensland. He was interviewed by Professor John Strang on 11 November 2016 in York. Highlights of the interview include Wayne talking about:

  • being strongly discouraged from moving into the addictions field by his mentors in mental health
  • producing a defence of methadone maintenance treatment
  • always aiming to write for a broader audience than academics
  • the ‘uncomfortable compromises’ that often come with policy involvement
  • always looking for new ideas and areas of interest