Dr Shalini Arunogiri receives academic promotion to Associate Professor

30 Jun 2022

Turning Point, Australia’s leading national addiction treatment, training and research centre, congratulates Dr Shalini Arunogiri on her academic promotion to Associate Professor within Monash University’s Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (Monash FMNHS).


As an experienced addiction psychiatrist and clinician researcher, Dr Arunogiri’s research focuses on the treatment of co-occurring mental illness and addictive disorders, particularly for women living with addiction.

Dr Arunogiri’s promotion comes after her recent appointment to the role of Clinical Director at Victoria’s Statewide Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The newly created Statewide Centre will deliver a best practice model of integrated care for people with co-occurring substance use and mental illness. Dr Arunogiri is also joint lead of Turning Point’s Clinical and Social Research team, and strategic lead of treatment innovation.

“I am humbled to receive an academic promotion to Associate Professor at Monash University and I am eager to continue researching best practice interventions in the field of addiction and mental illness,” said Dr Arunogiri.

“Dr Arunogiri’s promotion to Associate Professor is well-earned validation of her expertise and research in the field of co-occurring addiction and mental illness,” said Prof Dan Lubman AM, Executive Clinical Director at Turning Point.

“As a centre dedicated to advancing the treatment of addiction in Australia, Dr Arunogiri’s academic promotion underscores the value of her leadership in our field. Her research is invaluable in ensuring that we continue to improve the effectiveness and quality of treatment and support options for people affected by mental illness and substance use.”

Dr Arunogiri has published extensively, attracting over $14M in research funding. Her promotion to Associate Professor at Monash University is effective from July 2022.