Professor Maree Teesson is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at NDARC where she leads a large and innovative research team. She is also a member of the NHMRC Health Care Committee and Director of another NHMRC CRE, the Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use.
Professor Teesson has made a major contribution to Australia’s health and medical research effort in the field of mental health and drug and alcohol. In particular, she is known nationally and internationally for her research on the comorbidity between mental disorders and drug and alcohol disorders. Professor Teesson has also been a key contributor in developing new approaches to the measurement and treatment of drug and alcohol problems. Her research interests include the epidemiology of drug and alcohol use disorders, effects of alcohol on brain development, internet delivered prevention and treatment programs, new treatments for individuals with comorbid depression, post traumatic stress disorders and anxiety disorders and improving treatment delivery. She maintains a strong link with treatment services and is a founding member (since 1990) of the Mental Health Services Conference Inc, the largest mental health services conference in Australia.