Dr Anthony Barnett

Dr Anthony (Tony) Barnett

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


Tony joined Turning Point in 2018. Working in the Clinical and Social Research team, his work explores the social and cultural contexts of alcohol and other drug use, treatment (including novel therapeutic interventions) and policy change. His work draws on critical social science methods to provide in-depth accounts of consumers, carers and clinicians’ experiences of addiction treatment, care and recovery. 

In 2021, he was awarded a Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Postdoctoral Bridging Fellowship focussing on telehealth for the treatment of alcohol and other drug concerns. 

Tony has contributed to a range of recent Turning Point projects, including:


In 2020, Tony completed his PhD thesis at Monash University. His work explored clinicians’ views about the brain disease model of addiction and how neuroscientific models and interventions integrate within clinical practice. He has presented his doctoral work via the Turning Point Connect & Learn Webinar Series.

Research interests

  • Qualitative research
  • Neuroethics
  • Critical social science method
  • Opioid addiction
  • Experiences of care and Novel Opioids interventions

Contact details

You can contact Tony at [email protected] or via at twitter @tonyibarnett