hugh piercy

Hugh Piercy

Research Officer, Clinical Research team, Turning Point and Monash University

Overview

Hugh completed his Honours in Psychology in 2018 at Monash University, and is currently employed as a research officer at Monash University’s Eastern Health Clinical School, based at Turning Point. Hugh has experience delivering cognitive bias modification (CBM) training to alcohol and methamphetamine dependent populations across a number of withdrawal treatment settings in Melbourne, and he is interested in the development of novel neurocognitive and pharmacological treatments for addiction.

In his current role, he works part time as a tutor for the Masters of Addictive Behaviours and is involved in the development and trialling of a novel CBM smartphone app called SWIPE. Hugh has previous experience working on two NHMRC-funded clinical trials in substance-dependent populations.

Most recently, he co-authored a widely recognised paper which aimed to establish a roadmap for integrating neuroscience into addiction treatment.