Meet MICCN’s new Professor!
MICCN’s Antonio Verdejo-Garcia has been promoted to the rank of full professor, effective 1 January 2019 – almost six years to the day when he started with Monash!
Antonio’s research focuses on unravelling the cognitive and neural mechanisms of addiction, and developing novel neuroscience-informed interventions to treat addictive disorders. He also leads a more recently established research program on the neuroscience of appetite and obesity, which seeks to translate cognitive and brain imaging findings into novel interventions for healthy eating and weight loss.
“I’m thrilled by this recognition, and incredibly proud of becoming Professor at Monash – a place where I have found truly interdisciplinary research, fantastic colleagues, and a culture of ambition and growth,” Professor Verdejo-Garcia said. “I’m also really excited with the opportunity to establish an enduring legacy of clinical neuroscience research in the new Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health.”
As well as Antonio's outstanding research track, he is also an exceptional teacher and supervisor, and we are proud to have him in our Institute.
We congratulate Professor Verdejo-Garcia on this remarkable achievement!