Kyle Dyer




Dr Dyer migrated from Australia to the United Kingdom in June 2008. He is a psycho-pharmacologist who completed his PhD within the Department of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology and the Department of Psychology at the University of Adelaide in 2000. From 2000-2008, he was a Senior Lecturer within the School of Medicine & Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia where he developed and managed a multidisciplinary research group comprising university and Government employed research staff and administrative assistants. This position involved joint status at the Drug & Alcohol Office (WA Department of Health) where he was responsible for the management of clinical research concerning the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependencies; the provision of workforce education and training; and supporting clinical practice and policy development via the provision of consultancy, Ministerial Briefings and patient treatment plans. From 1996-2000 he was a Lecturer in workforce development at the National Centre for Education & Training on Addiction (School of Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia).

Dr Dyer has been conducting research into the nature and treatment of drug dependence, the efficacy of point-of-collection oral fluid drug tests, the relationship between drug concentration and psycho-behavioural and cognitive impairment, medical education and workforce development. Parallel research areas include the diagnosis and management of mental health problems and neuro-cognitive impairment among drug dependent individuals; the assessment and management of illicit drug withdrawal and dependence; and the relationship between acute and chronic drug use and cognitive functioning, including the areas of drugs and driving and drug impairment in the workplace. This research activity has been supported by numerous research grants, and Government and Industry sourced funding. He has published his work in high impact medical, psychological and pharmacological journals, and promoted his work at numerous conferences and through the media.

He has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate education delivered through various modalities (e.g. didactic, small group, distance education), workforce development, curricula design and the development and marketing of postgraduate clinical degrees. He has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities in Australia and England, and is currently a Visiting Fellow in the School of Psychology, London South Bank University and External Examiner at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London. He has received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Western Australia and a National Australian Drug & Alcohol Award: Excellence in Treatment for establishing the East Perth Neuropsychology Clinic.

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How do addictions develop? How are they best treated and how are they prevented? This course explores these key questions further.

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