Dr Anthony Barnett finalist in Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research

5 Apr 2022

Congratulations to Turning Point and Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC) researcher, Dr Anthony Barnett, on his nomination as a finalist for a Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research.


Dr Barnett received his nomination in the Health Services Researcher category for his PhD “Addiction treatment providers’ views about disease models of addiction and neuroscience: Implications for practice, policy and research translation”. The project aimed to improve health service delivery to treat addiction and mental health issues, with Dr Barnett’s research providing novel insights into how addiction neuroscience can be adopted within health services to improve treatment engagement, delivery and client recovery.

Dr Barnett said he was honoured to receive his nomination.

"It’s a privilege to be recognised for this award. I would like to thank the clinicians who participated in my PhD work, and my PhD supervisors, namely A/Professor Adrian Carter, Dr Michael Savic, A/Prof Vic Manning and Prof Dan Lubman and the team at Turning Point. I'm very appreciative of their support. I would also like to thank the Department for organising these awards and congratulate all the finalists.”

The Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research (Premier’s Awards) were established in 1995 by the Victorian Government, in partnership with the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR), to provide support and recognition to our most talented early career health and medical researchers, inspiring them to build a successful long-term career.

Turning Point’s Head of Research and Workforce Development, A/Prof Victoria Manning said, “It was wonderful to see Dr Barnett as a finalist, recognised for his work in Health Services research alongside Victoria’s leading medical and health researchers."

“Dr Barnett demonstrates the true qualities of an emerging leader and this recognises his commitment to improving service delivery for people with mental health and addiction issues. As an early career researcher, he has shown exceptional leadership qualities, including acting as a peer mentor, co-supervising honours and masters students and fostering meaningful collaborations across the AOD sector.”