Australia Day Honours 2018: AC

Director, Maree Teesson, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use. NHMRC Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Faculty of Medicine. The University of NSW

COMPANION TO THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA: AC

Prof MAREE TEESSON of Chatswood for eminent service to medicine, particularly to the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, as a researcher and author, to innovative mental health policy development, to education, and as a role model for young researchers.

Service includes: University of NSW – National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC); Principal Research Fellow, current.

National Health and Medical Research Council: Chief Investigator on 23 NHMRC funded grants since 1999.

Member of a range of committees and panels, 2006-2016.

Founding Director, Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, since 2012; Author of more than 250 publications, and cited more than 9,000 times.

Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences: Council Member, since 2016; Chair, NSW/ Australian Capital Territory Branch, since 2016.

Professorial Fellow, Black Dog Institute; Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences Australia. The Mental Health Services Conference: Past President.

Expert Member of a range of committees and working groups including: Research Advisory Committee, NSW Mental Health Commission, 2013-2014.