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Cover image for lecture: The Effects of Alcohol in Women

Lecture Overview

Drinking alcohol is somewhat of a normalised source of self-medication for many women, including new mothers. While it may seem ok to have a wine to 'take the edge off' a stressful day, this habit can often begin to have detrimental impacts on health. This session examines the different ways alcohol can affect females and why women in Australia are drinking more than ever right now.


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Dr Martin Jackson has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist for 30 years in acute hospitals, rehabilitation, and community settings, as well as in tertiary education and private practice. His areas of expertise include alcohol and other substance-related brain injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury, rehabilitation (especially behaviour management) following brain injury, the neuropsychological and cognitive consequences of mood disorders (depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc), and assessment of decision-making capacity (e.g. financial management, lifestyle decisions, testamentary capacity, fitness to plead and stand trial). Martin is a consultant to the Department of Health (Victoria), the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC), and Workcover (Victoria). He has a strong research background and has twice been invited to the Oxford University Round Table (drug and alcohol). Martin is an endorsed clinical neuropsychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a registered Supervisor. He also regularly conducts workshops and training in alcohol and other substance-related brain injury, head injury, and behaviour management and provides supervision to other clinical neuropsychologists. Martin now works full-time in a medicolegal private practice, providing assessments for insurance companies, statutory bodies (AHPRA), medicolegal companies, and solicitors.


39 Total Rating(s)
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Christine Penfold
14 Oct 2019

Excellent speaker and presentatation was explicit. Enjoyed slides/written info.

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Michele Selby
10 Oct 2019

Excellent presentation.

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Robyn Joy Carter
09 Sep 2019

Interesting facts about body fat enzymes and hormones. Facts about quantity and alcohol % impacting on what is a standard drink - not generally known to the public despite web references like drinkwise to educate and advise Its a reminder that when assessing for admissions in any health setting how important it is to have accurate information. Alcohol is problematic in aged care especially with the next wave of baby boomers and the new standards focus on consumer choice. Residential aged care are not required to have RSA to serve alcohol. This needs to be addressed.

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Dianne Chand
09 Aug 2019

This video was a good presentation from the lecturer. The content was good and informative. My only criticism is that when talking to the audience it is not communcated very well through the video.

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Fiona Rogers
04 Aug 2019

Very interesting presentation, I had no knowledge about the silent effects of alcohol long term effect on the brain & memory.

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Fiona Rogers
04 Aug 2019

Interesting presentation, was not aware of the silent problems of alcohol consumption over time affecting the brain & memory.

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Karen Willis
30 Jul 2019

This educational resource was very interesting,it highlighted the effects and the detrimental impacts that alcohol has on not only the women but also on the babies of women who drink during pregnancy ,it also explained the safe amounts of consumption ,as well as the toxic effects on the brain.

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Tania Krupka
29 Jul 2019

Excellent information in this lecture.

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Shannon Fox
24 Jul 2019


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sue bayley-hurren
17 Jul 2019

Educational, great presenter