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Our Team

We are a multidisciplinary team of world leaders in addiction research.

For the first time in Australia, a team of expert researchers from pharmacology, neuropsychology, clinical medicine, psychiatry and behavioural psychology have joined to form a world-leading and internationally unique alcohol treatment research program.


We are leaders in the discovery science of addiction that bring together collaborative networks and support from the Florey Institute, the University of Sydney, Turning Point, Monash University and the University of New South Wales. 

Our multidisciplinary collaboration works to strengthen the links between basic and clinical research to transform the latest scientific discoveries into innovative, effective and individually tailored treatments for alcohol dependence. 

By bringing together world-leading experimental and clinical research, the TREAT program is poised to transform alcohol treatments with high-impact outcomes for Australians and the world. 

Associate Investigators

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Sydney Local Health District

Monash University

National Institute of Health

University of Pennsylvania

University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Macquarie University

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Early Career Researchers & Students

University of

Postdoctoral researchers
  • Dr Gezelle Dali

  • Dr Joel Hoffman

  • Dr Eva Louie

PhD students
  • Ellen Towers

  • Kristiane Dunbar

  • Joshua Watt

  • Tristan Hurzeler

  • Elizabeth Zeng

University of 
New South Wales

PhD students
  • Kelly Zhuang

  • Hannah Machet

  • Bart Cooley

Fourth year students
  • Willow Heller

  • Ryan Lee

  • Alyssa Lim

  • Lydia Raynor

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Research Fellow
PhD and Master's students 
  • Kade Huckstep, PhD student

  • Xavier Maddern, PhD student

  • Shivani Vaidya, PhD student

  • Billi Newton, PhD student

  • Harry Dempsey, PhD student

  • Jaime Spencer, Master's student

Monash University

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