dr rown ogeil

Dr Rowan P. Ogeil

Strategic Lead, National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit, Turning Point and Senior Research Fellow, Monash University


Rowan is the Strategic Lead, National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit at Turning Point, and in this role leads novel research projects and works closely with external stakeholders to ensure that key reports are delivered to policy makers. Rowan also plays a significant role in teaching and community engagement at Turning Point.

He coordinates a postgraduate unit in the Monash University Masters of Addictive Behaviours course, and contributes to other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He is currently available to supervise students at Honours, Masters, and Doctorate levels.

Rowan represents the Eastern Health Clinical School on Monash University’s Diversity and Inclusion committee, and serves as a Turning Point representative on Alcohol Change Victoria, a group that develops and promotes evidence-based policy responses that are known to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol related problems.

Rowan was awarded his PhD in Psychology from Monash University in 2012, and his research has employed translational methods across genetic, behavioural, and population levels, and to date Rowan has authored >80 publications (collectively cited >1000 times) in the substance use and sleep fields, and his research has received more than $1.5M in funding including from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), and the Commonwealth Department of Health.

Rowan has held prestigious fellowships including a Peter Doherty Fellowship (NHMRC), and a Harvard Club of Australia Fellowship during his time as a visiting scientist at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.

Research interests

Interactions between alcohol and other drug use and sleep and mental health outcomes

Contact details

You can contact Rowan at [email protected]

More information

You can view Rowan's work via Monash University, Google Scholar and Research Gate