Associate Professor, Monash University
I am an Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Monash University and Head of Research and Workforce Development at Turning Point. Over the past two decades I have worked as a clinical researcher in addictions in the UK, Asia and Australia. My research portfolio includes clinical trials, intervention studies, training and prevalence and treatment outcome studies.
My passion lies in trailing neurocognitive, psychological, pharmacological and other novel interventions to optimise treatment effectiveness for people with substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and examining the role of peer support models in promoting recovery.
I am a board member of Victorian Drug and Alcohol Association (VAADA), the peak body representing alcohol and other drug (AOD) services and the Interntaional Research Advisory Committee to SMART Recovery.
Nov 08, 2020 11:09 am UTC| Health
Around one in five Australians will develop an alcohol use disorder, such as dependence, during their lifetime. Reports suggest some people have been drinking more during the COVID pandemic, potentially putting...