Turning of the SOD

L to R: Prof Keith Hill, Peta Murphy MP, Dr Katrina Long, A/Prof Suzanne Nielsen, Greg Hunt MP, Felicity Topp and Prof Christina Mitchell AO

Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC) Deputy Director, Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen, attended the official 'Turning of the Sod' event for the National Centre for Healthy Ageing at Frankston Hospital, which is expected to open in early 2022. The new Academic and Research Centre is a joint venture between Peninsula Health and Monash University that aims to greatly improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians, including those with addiction.

Associate Professor Nielsen is one of four researchers to receive funding for the NCHA Living Labs Program for her project “Mapping the Alcohol and Other Drug patient journey to improve treatment access and engagement in care.” Under the NCHA Living Labs program, multidisciplinary teams tackle the most complex problems when it comes to healthy ageing, bringing together end users with clinicians, community organisations, consumer representatives, researchers and technology developers to co-design and test new approaches and solutions to real world problems in healthcare delivery. Read the full article here.