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Alison Bell

Alison Bell

Allison Bell has a background in nursing and psychology, and has worked in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field since 1987. Alison has been involved in the development of motivational interviewing since 1989, when she became involved in researching the clinical application of the model in collaboration with Dr Stephen Rollnick at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Alison has published several papers on the application of motivational interviewing in broader health and welfare settings, and works as a consultant to a number of organisations including the Mental Health Coordinating Council, Department of Education and Communities, Department of Corrective Services, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Juvenile Justice, Community Services, Centre for Community Welfare Training and the College of Nursing.