A world-first approach and research clinic for the treatment of addictive and compulsive disorders
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 is also leading to the development of BrainPark - a purpose-built neuroscience intervention platform, which will literally change lives.
Over the last two 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 – the result will be evident when BrainPark opens its doors.
BrainPark(TM) will be a new clinical-research platform built at the already renowned Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) facility. This purpose-built platform will enable 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.
Photo: Artist's impression of proposed BrainPark entrance
“BrainPark will look and feel radically different from a traditional research and/or clinic space” , said Prof Yücel. “BrainPark will provide a positive and personalised experience where science meets technology, treatment, lifestyle and art – all in one space. People who come to the facility will be 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.”
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