Building Evidence

We explore, examine and evaluate addiction and related harms to generate solutions that transform policy, practice and community attitudes.


We investigate at risk populations, emerging trends and policy impacts.


We examine ways to reduce barriers and facilitate help-seeking.


We develop and evaluate novel interventions to optimise health and well-being.

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Beyond the Emergency

Our world first study – Beyond the Emergency – with Monash University and in partnership with ambulance services Australia wide, investigated the scale and nature of male mental health presentations to ambulance services.

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Our Research Teams

We are a dynamic, passionate, multi-disciplinary team of world-class researchers that work across psychology, social work, public health and other related fields to drive evidence-based translational research that transforms policy and practice.

Clinical and Social Research Team

Clinical and Social Research Team

Our Clinical and Social Research (CSR) program aims to address addiction issues across the spectrum of harm, establishing effective methods for supporting client journeys from initial help-seeking through to specialist treatment and recovery.

National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit (NAMHSU)

National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit (NAMHSU)

The NAMHSU team aims to reduce the impact of addiction, self-harm and mental ill health through the provision of surveillance data that is used to inform policy and interventions.