Anthony Merlino

Project assistant


Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University, 2019


Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital


Anthony joined Menzies in September 2019 and currently works on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Minimisation team. He is currently involved in projects regarding alcohol-treatment services and the higher education aspirations and participation of Indigenous Australian men. Prior to working with Menzies, Anthony undertook research with the Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education in Canberra, which focused on the influence of masculine social norms on the alcohol consumption patterns of undergraduate men.

In 2019, he was awarded the Public History Prize by the Professional Historians Association NSW & ACT for his essay Taking Centre Stage: Indigenous Australian Activism and Popular Music in the 1980s. Anthony is currently an Assistant Editor with the ANU Historical Journal II.

  • Higher Education aspirations, participation and achievement of Australian Indigenous males 
  1. Director’s Communiqué | Issue 21 November 2019

    Director’s Communiqué | Issue 21 November 2019


    Uncle Mick and Jesse John Fleay met with Professor James Smith and his team at Menzies School of Research in Darwin.

  1. Merlino, A.,  (2019). Bottled Masculinity: How perceived masculine norms influence the alcohol consumption behaviours of undergraduate males and what we can do about it. Canberra, Australia: Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education.
  2. Merlino, A.,  (2019). Review of ‘Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia’. ANU Historical Journal II, 1, 225-230.