Nikky Jones

Research Officer

Nikky joined the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in May 2018. She is currently researching the incidence of adverse events from opioid agonist treatment (OAT) in NSW, as well as understand the main drivers and develop a risk prediction model to identify clients at greater risk of an adverse event.  This is a data linkage project utilising several administrative databases that store routinely collected health data.

Nikky completed a Master of Science in biometry at Reading University (UK) in 1994 and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in applied statistics at Sheffield Hallam University in 1993. Over the years Nikky has consulted in multiple commercial industries ranging from a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry, a technical consultant and trainer at SAS, to leading a team of analysts building predictive models for an Australian airline. 


Journal articles
Jones NR; Shanahan M; Dobbins T; Degenhardt L; Montebello M; Gisev N; Larney S, 2019, 'Reductions in emergency department presentations associated with opioid agonist treatment vary by geographic location: A retrospective study in New South Wales, Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 38, pp. 690 - 698,
Larney S; Hickman M; Fiellin DA; Dobbins T; Nielsen S; Jones NR; Mattick RP; Ali R; Degenhardt L, 2018, 'Using routinely collected data to understand and predict adverse outcomes in opioid agonist treatment: Protocol for the Opioid Agonist Treatment Safety (OATS) Study', BMJ Open, vol. 8,