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Associate Professor Shalini Arunogiri 
Monash University 

Chief Investigator  

Associate Professor Arunogiri is the Clinical Director, Statewide Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, Turning Point, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Addiction Research Centre.  

Following completion of a PhD in methamphetamine-associated psychosis, Associate Professor Arunogiri’s research has focused on innovation in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders, with a recent National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant on trauma/PTSD and co-occurring addiction. 

Her work includes over 50 publications, and over $18M in competitive grant funding, including several clinical trials in novel treatments for addiction. She is a passionate advocate for women in medicine and STEMM fields. 

Associate Professor Arunogiri is committed to driving change in the mental health and addiction sector, looking to a future where individuals and families can access care without stigma or fear of judgement. 

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