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Tony is an early career researcher working at Turning Point, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University. Working in the Clinical and Social Research team, his work explores the social and cultural contexts of alcohol and other drug use, treatment (including novel therapeutic interventions), and policy change. His work draws on critical social science methods to provide in-depth accounts of consumers, carers and clinicians’ experiences of addiction treatment, care and recovery. 

In 2021, he was awarded a Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Postdoctoral Bridging Fellowship focussing on telehealth for the treatment of alcohol and other drug concerns. He was also a finalist in the 2022 Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research.

Tony has contributed to a range of recent Turning Point projects, including:

- Service user experiences of the Medically Supervised Injecting Room and service evaluation

- Clients’ experiences of telehealth during COVID-19

- Clients’ experiences of depot buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence

- Australian Defence Force veterans’ experiences of transitioning to civilian life and the important of social group engagement


In 2020, Tony completed his PhD thesis at Monash University. His work explored clinicians’ views about the brain disease model of addiction and how neuroscientific models and interventions integrate within clinical practice.

Research interests:
- Qualitative research
- Neuroethics
- Critical social science methods
- Opioid addiction
- Harm reduction (including supervised injecting room evaluations)

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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