BrainPark - The David W. Turner Research Clinic

David Winston Turner was a proud alumnus of Monash who was also aware of the University’s internationally recognised research in the mental health field. So much so, David left a gift in his will in the form of the David Winston Turner Endowment Fund.

An initial gift supports Turner Institute research into obsessive compulsive disorder and addiction through a $5.25 million philanthropic gift over seven years. Professor Murat Yücel runs the project, which includes the David Winston Turner Chair (held by Professor Yücel), a post-doctoral Fellowship, PhD Scholarships, and large-scale research projects.

The David Winston Turner Endowment Fund then established BrainPark through an additional, generous $2.2 million donation (supported by co-investment from Monash University, the Turner Institute and Monash Biomedical Imaging). BrainPark is a world-first research facility with a new approach to the treatment of addictive and compulsive disorders.

Working with industry, healthcare and community partners, the BrainPark team are developing novel digital assessment tools and innovative lifestyle and technology-based therapies to improve the physical, mental and brain health of Australians.