Professor Robert Batey AM, FRACP, FRCP, MD, trained at Sydney Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital in London in hepatology and addiction medicine. As well as working at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and in various regional centres, he is currently clinical adviser to NSW Health in addiction medicine. He recently accepted a Chair of the Academic Board of the Sydney Institute for Traditional Medicine.
Don Weatherburn BA, Ph.D is probably best known for his work on sentencing, drug law enforcement markets and the influence of economic factors on crime. He is the Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in Sydney. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Science and Policy at the University of New South Wales. He has written two books* and published more than 150 articles on aspects of crime and about criminal research.