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Professor in Addiction Studies at Monash University, and Head of Research and Workforce Development at Turning Point, Victoria, Australia. Founder of the SWiPE Brain Training app. Prof Manning is a research psychologist and SMART Recovery group facilitator. She holds a PhD on neurocognition and co-occurring disorders and has worked as a clinical researcher in addiction treatment in the UK, Asia and Australia for over two decades.

Her research portfolio includes psychological, neurocognitive, pharmacological and peer-based trials and she is a lecturer on the Graduate Program of Addictive Behaviours course at Monash University and PhD supervisor.


Monash teaching commitment

Masters of Addictive Behaviours (M6014)
Course Co-ordinator - 2018

  • Course Content Developer (ASC5001, ASC5004, ASC5008)

  • Unit Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor (ASC5001) - 2014-2017*

  • Unit Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor (ASC5004) - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

  • Unit Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor (ASC5008) - 2015

  • Chief Examiner

Supervision interests

Supervision of Monash University Honours students since 2015

Supervision of Masters students

Supervision of DClinPsych students

Supervision of PhD students

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
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Psychological Medicine, Cognitive functioning in individuals with schizophrenia, alcohol dependence & dual diagnosis , King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

MSc, Health Psychology (Distinction), The psychological components of body image and their role on distortion, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

BSc(Hons), Psychology with Dance Studies, Eating disorder symptomotology in Dancers, University of Surrey

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

External positions

Head of Research and Workforce Development, Turning Point

Jul 2018 → …

Acting Head of Research and Workforce Development, Turning Point

Jul 2017Jul 2018

Senior Research Fellow / Strategic Lead Treatment & Systems, Turning Point

Nov 2013Mar 2017

Research area keywords

  • addiction
  • comorbidities
  • neurocognition
  • neuropsychology
  • alcohol and drug

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