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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, Australia's leading national addiction treatment, research and education centre, inaugural Director of the Monash Addiction Research 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 500 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

Research area keywords

  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • gambling
  • addiction
  • imaging
  • cognition
  • psychosis
  • depression
  • treatment
  • epidemiology
  • Intervention Studies

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Research Output

Alcohol supply as a favour for a friend: Scenarios of alcohol supply to younger friends and siblings

Lam, T., Ogeil, R. P., Fischer, J., Midford, R., Lubman, D. I., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T. N., Liang, W., Lenton, S. R., Aiken, A. & Allsop, S., Jan 2020, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 31, 1, p. 112-120 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

An Exploratory RCT to Support Gamblers’ Intentions to Stick to Monetary Limits: A Brief Intervention Using Action and Coping Planning

Rodda, S. N., Bagot, K. L., Manning, V. & Lubman, D. I., 1 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Gambling Studies. 36, 1, p. 387-404 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Cognitive deficits in methamphetamine addiction: Independent contributions of dependence and intelligence

Fitzpatrick, R. E., Rubenis, A. J., Lubman, D. I. & Verdejo-Garcia, A., 1 Apr 2020, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 209, 8 p., 107891.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Comparing rates and characteristics of ambulance attendances related to extramedical use of pharmaceutical opioids in Victoria, Australia from 2013 to 2018

Nielsen, S., Crossin, R., Middleton, M., Lam, T., Wilson, J., Scott, D., Martin, C., Smith, K. & Lubman, D., Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Addiction. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


APSAD Senior Scientist Award

Lubman, Dan (Recipient), 14 Nov 2017

Prize: National/international honour

Excellence in Prevention and Education. National Alcohol and Drug Awards

Lubman, Dan (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ISAM Outstanding Achievement Award

Lubman, Dan (Recipient), Nov 2018

Prize: National/international honour

RANZCP Organon Young Psychiatrist Award

Lubman, Dan (Recipient), 2006

Prize: National/international honour

RANZCP Senior Research Award

Lubman, Dan (Recipient), 2016

Prize: National/international honour