Personal profile


Professor Dan Lubman has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in both the UK and Australia. He is Director of Turning Point 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 school, primary care, mental health and drug treatment settings. Dr Lubman has published over 350 major reports, peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and was Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry for over a decade. He is regularly contacted for policy advice and community comment, and sits on numerous government expert committees.

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 2018

A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Impact of a Family-Based Adolescent Depression Intervention on both Youth and Parent Mental Health Outcomes

Poole, L. A., Knight, T., Toumbourou, J. W., Lubman, D. I., Bertino, M. D. & Lewis, A. J. Jan 2018 In : Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 46, 1, p. 169-181 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

A systematic review of risk factors for methamphetamine-associated psychosis

Arunogiri, S., Foulds, J. A., McKetin, R. & Lubman, D. I. 16 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Health service utilisation attributable to methamphetamine use in Australia: Patterns, predictors and national impact

McKetin, R., Degenhardt, L., Shanahan, M., Baker, A. L., Lee, N. K. & Lubman, D. I. Feb 2018 In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 37, 2, p. 196-204 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Impulsivity predicts poorer improvement in quality of life during early treatment for people with methamphetamine dependence

Rubenis, A. J., Fitzpatrick, R. E., Lubman, D. I. & Verdejo-Garcia, A. 1 Apr 2018 In : Addiction. 113, 4, p. 668-676 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Predicting abstinence from methamphetamine use after residential rehabilitation: Findings from the Methamphetamine Treatment Evaluation Study

McKetin, R., Kothe, A., Baker, A. L., Lee, N. K., Ross, J. & Lubman, D. I. Jan 2018 In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 37, 1, p. 70-78 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle


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