Professor Steve Allsop has been involved in alcohol and drug policy, prevention and treatment research and practice, professional development and service management for more than 30 years, working in government and academic positions. He is Professor and Director of the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Professor Allsop is the current Deputy Chair, Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs; a Member, Child Death and Domestic Violence Advisory Panel, Ombudsman (WA); and Deputy Regional Editor for the international journal Addiction. He was a Member of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) working party on the Australian Guidelines for low risk drinking and until recently was Deputy Chair, Board of the Drug and Alcohol Office (WA). He has engaged in research examining the impact of parental alcohol and drug use on fetal and child development, led a national project reviewing the impact of alcohol container warning labels about drinking during pregnancy and was one of the leads on a national project to develop resources to facilitate the prevention of FASD among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.