Ferris, Jason

The University of Queensland


Professor Jason Ferris is an alcohol and drug epidemiologist and biostatistician with over 20 years of public health research experience. He leads the Global Substance Use and Mental Health Unit and is the Director of the Research and Statistical Support Service (RASSS) in the Faculty of Medicine. University of Queensland. 

His extensive research portfolio is at the intersection of Substance Use and Mental Health. Involved in more than 50 funded research projects (over $50m) as a chief investigator, he is also the Chief Biostatistician for the Global Drug Survey since 2013. In 2022, his innovation approaches to data governance and sharing was recognised by The University of Queensland as the recipient of the Innovators of the Year Award. In 2021, his service received a Service Excellence Award and, given his commitment to substance use research, in 2020, he was awarded and Academic Leader of the Future Award.