Associate Professor Robert Ali is a public health physician and a specialist in Addiction Medicine. He is the Director of a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Research into the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems based at Adelaide University and until May 2016 was the Director of Community Based Treatment at Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia. Robert is member of the Cochrane Alcohol and Drug Group editorial board and is also a member of the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs.
Robert holds a number of university appointments, including visiting research fellow at the Australian National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Clinical Associate Professor in the Discipline of Pharmacology at Adelaide University and Senior Lecturer at the National Centre for Education and Training in Addictions at Flinders University.
His research interests include screening for substance use disorders, medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence and the management of ATS dependence.