Dr Cheneal Puljevic

Senior Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
c.puljevic@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64876

Overview

Dr Cheneal Puljevic is an ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow at the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame at the School of Public Health. Her current research focuses on the drivers and deterrents of illicit tobacco use. Her other research interests include smoking cessation among disadvantaged populations, drug checking (pill testing), alcohol-fuelled violence, and substance use harm reduction.

Cheneal is also a core research team member for the Global Drug Survey (and is co-ordinating the Global Drug Survey 2024), an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Drug Policy, and the Research Convenor for The Loop Australia, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to implement drug checking (pill testing) services. She is the co-chair of the School of Public Health's Early Career Researcher committee, and the convenor of the Tobacco Endgame CRE's Career Development Committee.

Cheneal was previously employed as the Research Operations Manager for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame (0.8FTE; 2021-2022) and as a Research Fellow (0.2FTE; 2018-2022) at the Centre for Health Services Research. In the latter role, she was the Program Manager for the Global Substance Use and Mental Health unit, where she conducted and managed a number of research projects related to substance use, including the Queensland evaluation of the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy (QUANTEM), a NIH-funded project on the impacts of roadside breath testing, and several projects using data from the Global Drug Survey (on topics such as changes in alcohol and cannabis use following COVID-19 restrictions, perceptions of alcohol warning labels, cannabis use patterns, and patterns of methamphetamine "cooking").

In 2023, Cheneal was awarded the School of Public Health's Rising Star award, and in 2022, she was awarded the School's prize for the top performing Level B academic in a research-focused position. In 2020, she was awarded the Australasian Professional Society for Alcohol and Other Drugs (APSAD)'s Early Career Award. In 2019, she was awarded the Centre for Health Services Research's Outstanding Early Career Researcher award.

Cheneal completed her PhD in 2018 at Griffith Criminology Institute at Griffith University, with her thesis focusing on smoking cessation among people who have experienced incarceration. She completed an Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Cape Town in 2011, with her thesis focusing on screening and brief interventions for alcohol-related injuries at an emergency centre.

Cheneal is available to supervise honours, Masters and HDR students on a variety of topics; please get in touch to discuss.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University
  • Bachelor (Honours), University of Cape Town

Publications

  • Puljević, Cheneal, King, Michael, Meciar, Isabel and Gartner, Coral (2024). Smoking out Australia's growing illicit tobacco market: Current trends and future challenges. International Journal of Drug Policy, 127 104424, 104424. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2024.104424

  • Puljević, Cheneal, Tscharke, Benjamin, Wessel, Ellen Leslie, Francis, Cameron, Verhagen, Rory, O'Brien, Jake W., Bade, Richard, Nadarajan, Dhayaalini, Measham, Fiona, Stowe, M.J., Piatkowski, Timothy, Ferris, Jason, Page, Robert, Hiley, Sarah, Eassey, Christopher, McKinnon, Ginny, Sinclair, Genevieve, Blatchford, Emily, Engel, Liam, Norvill, Alice and Barratt, Monica J. (2024). Characterising differences between self-reported and wastewater-identified drug use at two consecutive years of an Australian music festival. Science of The Total Environment, 921 170934, 170934. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.170934

  • Puljevic, Cheneal, Morphett, Kylie, Hefler, Marita, Edwards, Richard, Walker, Natalie, Thomas, David, Khan, Arifuzzaman, Perusco, Andrew, Le Grande, Michael, Cullerton, Katherine, Ait Ouakrim, Driss, Carstensen, Georgia, Sellars, David, Hoek, Janet, Borland, Ron, Bonevski, Billie, Blakely, Tony, Brolan, Claire and Gartner, Coral (2022). Closing the Gaps in Tobacco Endgame Evidence: A Scoping Review. Tobacco Control, 31 (2), 365-375. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056579

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Puljevic, Cheneal, Morphett, Kylie, Hefler, Marita, Edwards, Richard, Walker, Natalie, Thomas, David, Khan, Arifuzzaman, Perusco, Andrew, Le Grande, Michael, Cullerton, Katherine, Ait Ouakrim, Driss, Carstensen, Georgia, Sellars, David, Hoek, Janet, Borland, Ron, Bonevski, Billie, Blakely, Tony, Brolan, Claire and Gartner, Coral (2022). Closing the Gaps in Tobacco Endgame Evidence: A Scoping Review. Tobacco Control, 31 (2), 365-375. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056579

Book Chapter

  • Puljevic, Cheneal, Greenhalgh, Elizabeth and Scollo, Michelle (2021). 9.A.5 People experiencing incarceration. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. (pp. ---) edited by Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Michelle Scollo and Margaret Winstanley. Melbourne, VIC Australia: Cancer Council Victoria.

  • Davies, Emma L., Puljevic, Cheneal, Connolly, Dean, Zhuparris, Ahnjili, Ferris, Jason A. and Winstock, Adam R. (2021). The world’s favorite drug: what we have learned about alcohol from over 500,000 respondents to the Global Drug Survey. The Handbook of Alcohol Use: Understandings from Synapse to Society. (pp. 17-47) edited by Daniel Frings and Ian P. Albery. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-816720-5.00022-0

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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