Addiction and Mental Health
T: +61 3 9902 9765
Addiction Deputy Lead
T: +61 3 9905 5374
Substance abuse. Problem gambling. Depression. Anxiety. Excessive eating. Mental ill-health has high costs to the individual and to society. Much of the treatment that is accessed isn’t as good as it needs to be, and a lot of people either don’t or can’t access help.
The Addiction and Mental Health Program is working to understand fundamental brain processes that underpin mental ill-health. We then translate our findings into clinical, lifestyle and technology-based interventions and treatments that actually work, and are cost-effective and accessible.
Much of our work is undertaken in our brand new next-generation mental health research facility, BrainPark.
At the same time, we’re investigating the interplay of neuroscience and society, as well as ethical treatment and research. We work across academia, health care, industry and the community, to conduct impactful research and to translate findings into tangible outcomes that will benefit all Australians.
Our researchers are investigating the brain mechanisms that underpin addictions, compulsions, and related mental health disorders.
We are dedicated to developing exciting new approaches to the assessment and treatment of addictive and compulsive conditions, focusing on more tailored interventions.
We’re examining the ethical, social and legal issues raised by technologies used and developed by the Addiction and Mental Health research program.
Meet our team of world-class researchers who are committed to leading the way in cognitive and clinical neurosciences.
Our research program is delivered in collaboration with industry and clinical partners to advance new ideas, exciting technologies and discoveries.