Danielle Whelan

Research Officer, Clinical and Social Research Team, Turning Point and Monash University


Danielle is involved in various clinical research projects, including Project NEAT: NicotinE As Treatment, and AAT-App: Alcohol Avoidance Training App.


Danielle has previously worked in the Verdejo-Garcia Lab at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University, as recruitment lead for an NHMRC-funded functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging trial on the neural correlates of food choice. She has also worked as a Research Assistant in the National Addiction and Mental Health Unit at Turning Point, where she was involved in national ambulance surveillance data and AODstats

Danielle has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) at Monash University. For her research project, Danielle investigated personality traits and impulsivity in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and problematic substance use. 

Danielle currently volunteers for a not-for-profit organisation for the development of sustainable provision of drug checking services in Australia. She has also previously volunteered for a specialist mental health organisation, that provides helpline support, educational and recovery services.

Research interests

  • Mental health and substance use
  • Neurocognitive interventions
  • Harm minimisation
  • Mixed-methods research

Contact details

You can contact Danielle at [email protected]