Professor Dan Lubman is a Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist. He has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in both the UK and Australia. He is Executive Clinical 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.
Prof 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.
Prof 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, sits on multiple government expert committees, and led the treatment program in the ground-breaking SBS documentary series Addicted Australia. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Senior Scientist Award from the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs, as well as the RANZCP Senior Research Award. He was recently appointed Member of the Order of Australia for his ‘significant service in medical education, research, treatment and policy in the field of addiction.’
Presentation: Rethink Addiction: confronting stigma and harnessing the power of real stories