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Biography

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

Keywords

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

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Projects 2011 2021

Research Output 1996 2019

Exploring men's risky drinking cultures

Roberts, S., Ralph, B. L., Elliott, K. B., Robards, B. J., Savic, M., Lindsay, J. M., O'Brien, K. S. & Lubman, D., 2019, Melbourne Vic Australia: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. 39 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

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Monitoring emerging prescription-drug related harms: a comment on Cairns et al. (2018)

Arunogiri, S., Crossin, R., Scott, D. & Lubman, D., Mar 2019, In : Addiction. 114, 3, p. 571-572 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

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

Working memory predicts methamphetamine hair concentration over the course of treatment: Moderating effect of impulsivity and implications for dual-systems model

Rubenis, A. J., Fitzpatrick, R. E., Lubman, D. I. & Verdejo-Garcia, A., Jan 2019, In : Addiction Biology. 24, 1, p. 145-153 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Prizes

APSAD Senior Scientist Award

Dan Lubman (Recipient), 14 Nov 2017

Prize: National/international honour

Excellence in Prevention and Education. National Alcohol and Drug Awards

Dan Lubman (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

RANZCP Organon Young Psychiatrist Award

Dan Lubman (Recipient), 2006

Prize: National/international honour

RANZCP Senior Research Award

Dan Lubman (Recipient), 2016

Prize: National/international honour