Dr Joshua Garfield
Research Fellow, Clinical and Social Research Team, Turning Point and Monash University
Joshua has been involved in managing several clinical research projects. These include:
- a large study of the role of anhedonia in opioid dependence
- a study of the effects of opioids on taste preferences
- several studies of computerised cognitive “brain-training” as a treatment for alcohol and methamphetamine use problems
- a clinical trial of electronic nicotine vapourisers for tobacco smoking cessation.
Joshua has long had an interest in the interactions between drug use, the brain, and behaviour.
Joshua completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology at the University of Tasmania in 2002, and then a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of New South Wales in 2008, where he studied animal learning theory.
After a brief stint working in depression research after finishing his PhD, he moved to Melbourne in 2011 to work at Monash University, based at Turning Point.
You can contact Joshua at: [email protected]
You can check out Joshua's publications at Google Scholar.