Dr Coates is an Honorary Research Fellow with the National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research. He also holds clinical psychology appointments at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Alcohol and Drug Assessment Unit (ADAU) and in private practice. His research interests lie at the intersection of psychological research and practice. Dr Coates completed a combined Masters (Clinical Psychology) and PhD at the University of Queensland supported by NCYSUR (formerly CYSAR) in 2018. His thesis was titled ‘Personalised treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: Identification and intervention of target mechanisms’.

Research Interests:

  • Personalised psychological interventions;
  • Substance Use Disorders;
  • Psychological models of addiction;
  • Craving;
  • Alcohol-related Liver Disease;
  • Youth substance abuse prevention and treatment.