A new approach to the treatment of addictive and compulsive behaviours
Supported by The David Winston Turner Endowment Fund
A multi-million dollar transformational gift from the David Winston Turner Endowment Fund (DWTEF), enables us to establish and conduct world-leading research into compulsive disorders including addictions and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It also led to the development of BrainPark - a purpose-built neuroscience intervention platform, which will literally change lives.
Over the last three years, the DWTEF Trustees have challenged us to break out of traditional research thinking and focus on accelerating our advances in treatment into clinical settings. BrainPark is an example of this; a purpose-built platform that enables researchers to undertake large-scale integrated lifestyle and technology-based intervention studies that will, in turn, benefit the community through more targeted, more effective, and more real solutions for people suffering from addictions and compulsions.
BrainPark’s co-location with the state-of-the-art Monash Biomedical Imaging facility enables seamless integration of psychological and brain science and imaging to determine how these interventions change the brain, and for whom they are most effective.
“BrainPark looks and feels radically different from a traditional research or clinical space”, said Prof Yücel. “BrainPark provides a positive and personalised experience where science meets technology, treatment, lifestyle and art – all in one space. People who come to the facility are immersed in a positive, interactive and energising environment full of opportunities for empowerment and learning, to establish healthy habits that will be of benefit for life.”
For more information:
Phone: (03) 990BPARK (99027275)
Healthy habits for your brain and body: Let us help you make the change!
Developing technologies to personalise treatments for OCD and addictions
Investigating the mechanisms through which TMS and exercise stimulate brain plasticity
Can exercise reverse the effect that long-term cannabis use has on the brain?
What is the impact of electronic gaming machine design on physiological arousal and gambling behaviour?
Top-up scholarships available