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Prof Maree Teesson AC


Professor Maree Teesson AC is currently a Director at the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS) and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Professorial Fellow at the Black Dog Institute, UNSW. She is also a Fellow at the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and Fellow at the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Teesson’s vision is to build the world’s leading dedicated translational research program for the prevention and treatment of comorbid mental health and substance abuse. She seeks to increase our understanding of drug & alcohol and mental disorders, prevent these where possible and improve treatment responses.

Professor Teesson’s awards in the last three years include the prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Mentoring Young Researchers; Senior Scientist Award by the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Drugs; SMHR Oration Award, Westpac/Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence (Innovation).

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