Ms Sandi James is an Australian registered psychologist and addictions therapist specialising in mental illness and trauma recovery. Sandi is a Acceptance and Commitment clinician and Dialectical Behavioural Therapist. Sandi was employed at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah for 2 years prior to relocating to Thailand to pursue further clinical expertise and practice in addiction and trauma treatment. Sandi is also a Scientific Writer for The Joanna Briggs Institute, writing evidence summaries in the areas of Public Health and evidence-based medical practice. Sandi is currently undertaking her Post Graduate Research candidature in Public Health with La Trobe University, Australia. Sandi’s research focus is on the traditional use of alcohol in the indigenous communities of Sabah. Other research interests include evidence-based treatments for mental illness, ACT and Ultra Brief Psychological Interventions, collaborative health care provision, and alcohol harm reduction in Sabah. She is currently involved in numerous research projects in Sabah related to these topics.