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Biography

Rowan is a Senior Research Fellow (Level C) in the Eastern Health Clinical School, and Deputy Strategic Lead, National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit at Turning Point. In this role leads novel research projects and works closely with external stakeholders to ensure that key reports are delivered to policy makers. Rowan also play a significant role in teaching and community engagement at Turning Point. He coordinates a unit in the Monash University Masters of Addictive Behaviours, and contributes to other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He is currently available to supervise students at Honours, Masters, and Doctorate levels.

Rowan represents the Eastern Health Clinical School on Monash University’s Diversity and Social Inclusion committee, and the faculty’s ECR steering committee. Rowan also serves as the Turning Point representative on Alcohol Change Victoria, a group that develops and promotes evidence-based policy responses that are known to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol related problems.

Dr Rowan P. Ogeil (BA, BSc (Hons),PhD) was awarded his PhD in Psychology from Monash University in 2012, and is an Early Career Researcher (ECR) in Eastern Health Clinical School and Monash Addiction Research Centre. Rowan’s research has employed translational methods across genetic, behavioural, and population levels, and to date Rowan has authored >60 publications (collectively cited >700 times) in the substance use and sleep fields, and his research has received more than $750K in funding including from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), and the Commonwealth Department of Health. As an ECR his performance is exceptional and he has held prestigious fellowships including a Peter Doherty Fellowship (NHMRC) and a Harvard Club of Australia Fellowship during his time as a visiting scientist at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.

Research interests

Interactions between alcohol and other drug use and sleep and mental health outcomes including shift work and circadian rhythm disturbances

Biography

I have a keen interest in promoting science and education to the wider community. I have:

• Given invited talks to clinicians and technicians on sleep, and developed and disseminated a low-literacy “healthy sleep” tool used in numerous Eastern Health clinics.

• Delivered 3 day-long “sleep workshops” to up-skill the alcohol and other drug workforce. These have trained >100 staff.

• Worked with CSIRO’s Scientist in Schools Program to engage students with science.

• Had my work featured in both national and international media, and recorded podcassts relevant to sleep and alcohol use as part of Sleep Hub.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Sleep
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Addiction
  • Drug use
  • psychology
  • Alcohol policy
  • Alcohol

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