Dr Michael Savic

Dr Michael Savic

Senior Research Fellow (Addiction Studies) and Strategic Lead of the Clinical and Social Research Team, Turning Point and Monash University


Michael’s research focuses on the social and cultural contexts of alcohol and other drug use, addiction concepts, treatment and experiences of intervention implementation and care across several mediums. His research is multi-disciplinary in orientation, policy and practice relevant, and often draws on critical approaches and qualitative methods. Some of his current/recent projects include:

He also coordinates units in the Monash University Graduate Program of Addictive Behaviours and supervises several PhD and honours students.


Michael joined Turning Point in 2011 after completing his PhD in Public Health at the University of Adelaide in 2010.

Research Interests

Michael’s research interests include:

  • Critical perspectives on alcohol and other drug use, addiction, treatment and recovery
  • Experiences of illness, care, implementation and treatment
  • Social and cultural aspects of alcohol and other drug use
  • Stigma and alcohol and other drug use
  • Alcohol and other drug policy
  • Digital health
  • Qualitative research

Contact details

You can contact Michael at [email protected]

More information

You can explore Michael’s work via Google Scholar or Researchgate or Research Monash, and you can connect with him via Twitter on @MikeySavic.