The Sax Institute regularly commissions researchers to conduct rapid reviews of evidence and other evaluations through our Knowledge Exchange program. You can sign up to our Radar database to be notified of upcoming reviews.

Current expressions of interest

The Sax Institute is commissioning an Evidence Check review on substance use during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.  Expressions of interest close on 17 August 2020.

The review will address the following questions:

  1. What interventions are most effective at improving outcomes for women who use substances during pregnancy and their developing foetus during the antenatal period, birth and post-natal period up to 2 years of the child’s life?
  2. What interventions are most effective at reducing risk of harm in breastfeeding women who use substances?
  3. What treatments have been shown to be effective for neonatal substance withdrawal syndromes including withdrawal from opioids, alcohol, methamphetamines, cocaine, cannabis, benzodiazepines, gabapentinoids and tobacco?
  4. What interventions are most effective at preventing the resumption of smoking and other substance use within the six month post-natal period?

A draft (complete) report is required by 15 October 2020 and the final report by 17 November 2020.

If you would like a copy of the project brief for this review on substance use during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period please contact by email: susie.thompson@saxinstitute.org.au

Please feel free to circulate this opportunity to those who may be interested in this topic.