At the Turner, our values guide how we approach our research, how we interact and collaborate with others, and how we translate our findings into the community for the good.
About the Turner Institute and David Winston Turner
Thanks to the generosity of the late David Winston Turner, Monash University was the recipient of Australia's largest single gift to mental health in October 2018, and is one step
closer to providing ground breaking research, training and treatment solutions
for brain and mental health conditions. The Turner Institute is the first ever research institute at the University to take its name and inspiration from a Monash graduate and benefactor.
David Winston Turner
David Winston Turner was an economics graduate of Monash University. He left generous provision in his will to establish the David Winston Turner Endowment Fund to support mental health research. Thanks to his vision our work is entering its most exciting phase yet and is making a significant difference to the lives of people in our communities.
Becoming the Turner Institute - key milestones
Turner launched new external vision
Turner engages community, industry and government partners, and assembles the Turner Board.
Turner Clinics undergo expansion
The Turner Clinics, the clinical arm of the Institute, undergoes a major expansion, delivering a bolstered program of clinical assessments and treatments to the community.
Official launch of the Turner Institute - July 2
The Turner Institute is officially launched at BrainPark with speeches by Hon. Jeff Kennett AC - Founder and former Chairman of Beyond Blue, The Hon. Jenny Mikakos MP - Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO.
The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health is conceived
Planning commences for the Institute, focusing on our three key research themes - Developing Well, Living Well and Ageing Well. This is possible due to the generous donation from the David Winston Turner Endowment Fund.
Planning begins for BrainPark, the David W Turner Research Clinic
Alongside substantial funding from the David Winston Turner Endowment Fund, Monash University invests in the construction of BrainPark, a world-first neuroscience clinic dedicated to creating better outcomes for people with compulsive behaviours, including addiction and OCD.
First David W Turner Professorial Chair commenced
Professor Murat Yucel commenced as the David W Turner Professorial Chair in recognition of his contribution to addiction research.
David W Turner transformational gift
The School of Psychological Sciences receives transformational philanthropic support for groundbreaking research, training and treatment of mental health disorders, specifically Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders.