Dan Lubman

Professor Dan Lubman AM

Executive Clinical Director, Turning Point and Professor of Addiction Studies and Services, Monash University


Professor Lubman has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in the UK and Australia. His research is wide-ranging and includes investigating the harms associated with alcohol, drugs and gambling, the impact of alcohol and drug use on brain function, the relationship between substance use, gambling and mental disorder, as well as the development of targeted telephone, online and face-to-face intervention programs within school, primary care, mental health and drug treatment settings.


He has published over 500 major reports, peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and was Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry for over a decade. He is regularly contacted for policy advice and community comment, and sits on numerous government expert committees.

Research interests

  • Mapping trends and harms related to alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs and gambling
  • Improving help-seeking for alcohol, drug and gambling issues
  • Neurobiology of addiction and neurocognitive interventions
  • The impact of alcohol and drugs on adolescent brain development
  • Comorbid mental health, gambling and substance use disorders
  • School-based interventions and clinical treatment trials for problem alcohol, drug and gambling issues
  • Recovery and the role of social networks.

Contact details

You can contact Dan at [email protected]

More information

View Dan's staff profile on the Monash University website