BSc (Psychology) (Hons) UNSW, PhD. (Psychiatry) UNSW

Maree Teesson is Professor and Director of The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use (PREMISE) and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at The University of Sydney. Maree was announced as a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, a National Mental Health Commissioner and Member, National Health and Medical Research Council. She is also a founding member of TheMHS Management Committee since 1991.

Maree’s vision is to build the world’s leading dedicated translational research program for the prevention and treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use problems. She seeks to increase our understanding of substance use and mental health problems, prevent these where possible and improve treatment responses.

Director, The Matilda Centre, The University of Sydney

Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Member, US College of Problems in Drug Dependence

Member, Society for Mental Health Research

Member, Society for the Study of Addiction

Member, International Society for Research on Internet Interventions

NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship

Award, 2014 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentoring of Young Researchers

Award, 2014 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs Senior Scientist Award

Finalist, 2014 Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence. Innovation category

Member, Management Committee, The Mental Health Services Conference Inc

Award, 2013 UNSW Medicine Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement

Award, Companion of the Order of Australia, 2018

Teesson, M., Marel, C., Darke, S., Ross, J., Slade, T., Burns, L., Mills, K. L. (2015). Long-term mortality, remission, criminality and psychiatric comorbidity of heroin dependence: 11-year findings from the Australian Treatment Outcome Study. Addiction, 110(6), 986-993.

Teesson M, Newton N, Slade T, Chapman C, Allsop S, Hides L, McBride N, Mewton L, Tonks Z, Birrell L, Brownhill L, Andrews G. (2014) . The CLIMATE Schools Combined study: A cluster randomised controlled trial of a universal Internet-based prevention program for youth substance misuse, depression and anxiety. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1): 32.

Mills K, Teesson M, Back S, Brady K, Baker A, Hopwood S, Sannibale C, Barrett EL, Merz S, Rosenfeld J. (2012). Integrated exposure based therapy for co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder and substance dependence: A randomized controlled trial, Journal of the American Medical Association, 308(7), 690-699.

Teesson M, Slade T, Swift W, Mills K, Memedovic S, Mewton, N, Grove R, Newton N, Hall W. (2012). Cannabis Use Disorders in Australia: Findings from the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(12), 1182-1192.

Kelly, E. V., Newton, N. C., Stapinski, L. A., Slade, T., Barrett, E. L., Conrod, P. J., & Teesson, M. (2015). Suicidality, internalizing problems and externalizing problems among adolescent bullies, victims and bully-victims. Preventive medicine, 73(0), 100-105.