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Professor Dan Lubman has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in both the UK and Australia. He is Director of Turning Point, Australia's largest national addiction treatment, research and education centre, and Professor of Addiction Studies and Services at Monash University. Dr Lubman's research is wide-ranging and includes investigating the harms associated with alcohol, drugs and gambling, the impact of alcohol and drug use on brain function, the relationship between substance use, gambling and mental disorder, as well as the development of targeted telephone, online and face-to-face intervention programs within community, school, primary care, mental health and drug treatment settings.

Dr Lubman has published over 400 major reports, peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and was Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' (RANZCP) Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry for over a decade. He is regularly contacted for policy advice and community comment, and sits on multiple government expert committees. He has received numerous awards, including the Senior Scientist Award from the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs, as well as the RANZCP Senior Research Award.

Research interests

Mapping trends and harms related to alcohol, presciption and illicit drugs and gambling

Improving help-seeking for alcohol, drug and gambling issues

Neurobiology of addiction and neurocognitive interventions

The impact of alcohol and drugs on adolescent brain development

Comorbid mental health, gambling and substance use disorders

School-based interventions and clinical treatment trials for problem alcohol, drug and gambling issues

Recovery and the role of social networks


  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • gambling
  • addiction
  • imaging
  • cognition
  • psychosis
  • depression
  • treatment

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Projects 2011 2021

Research Output 1996 2019

Patterns of self-harm methods over time and the association with methods used at repeat episodes of non-fatal self-harm and suicide: A systematic review

WITT, K., DALY, C., ARENSMAN, E., PIRKIS, J. & Lubman, D., 15 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 245, p. 250-264 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Acute harms associated with inhalant misuse: Co-morbidities and trends relative to age and gender among ambulance attendees

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Witt, K. G., Duncan, J. R., Smith, K. & Lubman, D. I., 1 Sep 2018, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 190, p. 46-53 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Adaptive coping strategies of affected family members of a relative with substance misuse: A qualitative study

McCann, T. V. & Lubman, D. I., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 74, 1, p. 100-109 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawl: Practice Guidelines

Manning, V., Arunogiri, S., Frei, M., Ridley, K., Mroz, K., Campbell, S. & Lubman, D., 2018, 3rd ed. Richmond Victoria Australia: Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre. 130 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportOther

Amygdala volume mediates the relationship between externalizing symptoms and daily smoking in adolescence: A prospective study

Cheetham, A., Allen, N. B., Whittle, S., Simmons, J., Yücel, M. & Lubman, D. I., 30 Jun 2018, In : Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging. 276, p. 46-52 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


APSAD Senior Scientist Award

Daniel Lubman (Recipient), 14 Nov 2017

Prize: National/international honour

Excellence in Prevention and Education. National Alcohol and Drug Awards

Daniel Lubman (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

RANZCP Organon Young Psychiatrist Award

Daniel Lubman (Recipient), 2006

Prize: National/international honour

RANZCP Senior Research Award

Daniel Lubman (Recipient), 2016

Prize: National/international honour