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Facts & figures

Our team

  • 27 Academic staff
  • 38 Research and professional staff
  • 14 Research students

Facts & figures


  • 20 University of Sydney
  • 31 External

Our people

The Matilda Centre's academic and professional team

Our talented team of researchers and professional staff undertake world-leading research in the areas of mental health and substance use disorders.

Our staff

  • Ms Jasmin Bartlett
  • Ms Amanda Baumgart
  • Ms Julia Boyle
  • Mr Zachary Bryant
  • Ms Anamaria Buncuga
  • Ms Jo Cassar
  • Ms Chloe Conroy
  • Ms Katie Dean
  • Ms Hannah Deen
  • Ms Miriam Delailomaloma
  • Ms Amarina Donohoe-Bales
  • Ms Felicity Duong
  • Ms Lyra Egan
  • Ms Ainsley Furneax-Bate
  • Mr Roberto Garruccio
  • Ms Anna Grager
  • Ms Melissa Gray
  • Ms Lucinda Grummitt
  • Ms Tara Guckel
  • Mr Logan Harvey
  • Ms Emily Hunter
  • Mr Tariq Isaacs
  • Ms Ashling Isik
  • Ms Madeleine Keaveny
  • Ms Ivana Kihas
  • Ms Coleen Leung
  • Ms Samantha Lynch
  • Ms Erin Madden
  • Ms Karrah McCann
  • Ms Bridie Osman
  • Ms Julia Riches
  • Ms Kate Ross
  • Ms Kirsty Rowlinson
  • Mr Jayden Sercombe
  • Ms Anna Smout
  • Ms Scarlett Smout
  • Ms Rachel Visontay
  • Ms Caitlin Ward
  • Mr Matthew Watt
  • Mr Jack Wilson

Our students

Our members

  • Professor Steve Allsop, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
  • Professor Phil Batterham, Centre for Mental Health Research, the Australian National University
  • Assistant Professor Natalie Castellanos Ryan, School of Psychoeducation at University of Montreal, Researcher at the Research Centre of Sainte Justine Hospital and the Research Unit of Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment
  • Dr Mary Lou Chatterton, Deakin Health Economics, Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University
  • Professor Helen Christensen AO, Black Dog Institute, UNSW Sydney
  • Professor Carla Kmett Danielson, National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Michelle Everett-Morgan, The Mental Health Services (TheMHS)
  • Dr Alana Fisher, eCentre Clinic, Macquarie University
  • Dr Miriam Forbes, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University
  • Professor Kevin Gournay, Emeritus Professor Kings College London
  • Paula Hanlon, Ryde Consumer Services
  • Professor Leanne Hides, National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research, University of Queensland
  • Sara Hole, Parent and Community Member
  • Professor Jennie Hudson, Black Dog Institute, UNSW Sydney
  • Dr Sally Hunt, Faculty of Science, University of Newcastle
  • Dr Suzie Lavoie, Orygen, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Nicole Lee, 360Edge
  • Associate Professor Ashleigh Lin, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Associate Professor Carmel Loughland, Everymind
  • Associate Professor Nyanda McBride, EnAble Institute, Curtin University
  • Selina McGrath, Parent and Community Member
  • Dr Louise Mewton, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Sydney
  • Vivienne Miller, The Mental Health Services (TheMHS)
  • Dr Belinda Parmenter, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney
  • Dr Yael Perry, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Professor Alan Rosen AO, Sydney Medical School and The Mental Health Services (TheMHS)
  • Dr Joanne Ross, Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Associate Professor Lindsay Squeglia, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Robert Stirling, Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies
  • Professor Paul Wallace, Health Innovation Network
  • Dr Aliza Werner-Seidler, Black Dog Institute, UNSW Sydney
  • Professor Murat Yucel, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University


Professor Maree Teesson AC
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