Victoria Manning

Professor Victoria Manning

Head of Research and Workforce Development, Turning Point and Professor in Addiction Studies, Monash University


Victoria is the Head of Research and Workforce Development. She is a chartered psychologist (UK) and holds a PhD on neurocognition and co-occurring disorders. Over the past two decades she has worked as a clinical researcher in addictions in the UK, Asia and Australia. Her research portfolio includes clinical trials, intervention studies, training and prevalence and treatment outcome studies.


Previously she worked at the National Addiction Centre (Institute of Psychiatry) London, the National Addictions Management Service (Institute of Mental Health) and Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore. Victoria is currently a board member of Victorian Drug and Alcohol Association (VAADA), the peak body representing alcohol and other drug (AOD) services and the Research Advisory Committee to SMART Recovery. She is also a group facilitator for SMART Recovery Australia. 

Research interests

Her passion lies in trialling neurocognitive, psychological, pharmacological and other novel interventions to optimise treatment effectiveness for people with substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and examining the role of peer support models in promoting recovery. She is currently a unit co-coordinator and lectures on the Masters in Addictive Behaviours course at Monash University.

Contact details

You can contact Victoria at [email protected]

More information

View Vic's staff profile on the Monash University website. You can explore Vic’s work via Google Scholar.