Senior Lecturer of Addiction, Edith Cowan University

Dr Stephen Bright is a clinically-trained psychologist who has worked in the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) field for the past 15 years. He has managed an AOD service in Melbourne and coordinated the teaching of Addiction Studies. Stephen is currently a senior dual diagnosis clinician with Monash Health and a Senior Lecturer of Addiction at Edith Cowan University. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow with the National Drug Research Institute. Stephen has published papers on topics including: new and emerging drugs, alcohol and ageing, the trans-theoretical model, psychotherapy and drug legislation. He has recently completed a Research Fellowship with the Victorian Department of Health, and is a founding board member of the non-for-profit research organisation PRISM Inc (


  • 2006–present
    Addiction Studies Unit Coordinator, Curtin University
  • 2014–present
    Manager of AOD Services, Peninsula Health
  • 2012–2014
    Senior AOD Clinician, Peninsula Health
  • 2010–2012
    Psychologist/Project Manager, Peninsula Health


  • 2015 
    Curtin University, PhD (Clinical Psychology)
  • 2005 
    Edith Cowan University, BA (Psych) hons

Research Areas

  • Psychology (1701)