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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 a worked as a senior dual diagnosis clinician with Monash Health.Stephen is currently 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 (


  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer (Addiction), Edith Cowan University
  • 2016–present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, National Drug Research Institute
  • 2016–2017
    Senior Dual Diagnosis Clinician, Monash Health
  • 2014–2016
    Manager of AOD Services, Peninsula Health
  • 2006–2016
    Addiction Studies Unit Coordinator, Curtin University
  • 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)