Appointment of Deputy Clinical Director – Dr Shalini Arunogiri
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Shalini Arunogiri as Deputy Clinical Director of Turning Point's Treatment Services.
The Deputy Clinical Director role was created in response to the growth of Turning Point's treatment services, both in Victoria and nationally, over the past 5 years and a need to strengthen medical leadership across our clinical sites.
Shalini is delighted to move into this new role. “I’ve been at Turning Point for 8 years, and have shared key milestones in my professional and personal life- marriage, motherhood, achieving a PhD- with my colleagues. It’s a pleasure to now transition into this next phase as part of the formal leadership of the organisation.
For me, a real highlight of this workplace is the passion with which our staff care for our clients, and for each other. It’s a privilege to be part of this unique service that straddles the clinical frontline, can directly translate research into action, and can reflect on its own practice. I’m excited to be given this opportunity to contribute to our strategic vision.” She said.
About Dr Arunogiri
Dr Shalini Arunogiri (MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRANZCP Cert. Addiction Psychiatry MPsychiatry MSc (Addiction Studies)) is a consultant addiction psychiatrist, Deputy Clinical Director of Turning Point, and Deputy Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Central Clinical School, Monash University. Shalini’s clinical and research interests include methamphetamine use and mental health co-morbidity, and women’s health and addiction.
An advocate for women in medicine and academia, Shalini is also a proud mum of a four year old boy.