AOD researcher among finalists for national science prize

September 2014

One of Australia’s leading researchers in substance misuse and mental health, Professor Maree Teesson, is among the finalists for the prestigious 2014 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

The Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, recognising and rewarding excellence in scientific research, innovation, leadership and communication. Professor Teesson is one of three finalists in the ‘Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers’ category.

Professor Teesson is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and Director of the Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS). The latter is based at NDARC and is an international network working to better understand and treat the co-occurrence of mental illness and drug and alcohol use disorders.

As director of CREMS Professor Teesson leads a large team of academics, PhD students and junior research staff. Her mentoring has been instrumental in positioning Australia at the forefront of the discipline of mental health and substance use internationally. 

The Eureka Prize winners will be announced at an awards dinner at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 10 September.

To watch Maree Teesson talking about her research click here