MARC interdisciplinary webinar series

The Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC) interdisciplinary webinar series brings together addiction researchers, clinicians and other experts from the sector to discuss emerging research and challenges in the addiction field.


Previous webinars

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Culture Change: Shifting the focus from individuals to the group and responding to risky drinking among young adults and within GP practices.

Watch Dr Micahel Savic, Strategic Lead, Clinical & Social Research, Turning Point and Dr Liz Sturgiss, GP & Senior Research Fellow, Department of General Practice ‘Culture Change; Shifting the focus from individuals to the group and responding to risky drinking among young adults and within GP practices'. The discussant for the webinar was Dr Tina Lam, Monash Addiction Research Centre.

Neural mechanisms, social context and the therapeutic use of  psychedelics

Watch Dr John Gardner, Senior Research Fellow and ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University and Associate Professor Adeel Razi, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, presenting on the ‘Neural mechanisms, social context and the therapeutic use of psychedelics. The discussant for the webinar was Professor Suresh Sundram, Head of the Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University.

The role of peer support in treatment: The latest on research and practice.

Watch Associate Professor Victoria Manning, Head of the Research and Workforce Development unit at Turning Point, and Associate Professor in Addiction Studies at Monash University and Crystal Clancy, CoordinatorPeer Projects, Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC), presenting on the ‘The role of peer support in treatment: The latest on research and treatment’. The discussant for the webinar was Heather Pickard, ACEO, Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC).

The impact of COVID on gambling behaviours: positives, negatives, and vulnerabilities.

Watch Associate Professor Charles Livingstone, Head of the Gambling and Social Determinants unit at SPHPM, Monash University and Dr Brian Vandenberg, Health economics, School of Social Sciences presenting on the ‘The Impact of COVID on gambling behaviours’. The discussant for the webinar was Anna Bardsley, Advocate for Gambling Reform Recipient of the Healthy & Active Living Award 2019.

Impacts of COVID on substance use and mental health

Watch Professor Paul Dietze, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute and Associate Professor Christopher Pearce, Department of General Practice presenting on the ‘Impacts of COVID on substance use and mental health’. The discussant for the webinar was Dr Shalini Arunogiri, Deputy Clinical Director of Turning Point’s Treatment Service & Deputy Head, Department of Psychiatry (CCS), Monash University.

The latest trends on prescription opioid use, new information on what contributes to harm, and new resources to better support conversations on opioid safety

Catch up on Dr Jenni Ilomaki, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, and Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen, Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre discussing the latest trends on prescription opioid use, new information on what contributes to harm, and new resources to better support conversations on opioid safety below or on our YouTube channel. Our discussant for the webinar was Dr Pallavi Prathivadi from the Department of General Practice, Monash University.