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Professor and Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre, Monash University

Professor Suzanne Nielsen (BPharmSc[Hons] PhD MPS) is the Deputy Director of the Monash Addiction Research Centre in Melbourne, and an NHMRC Career Development Fellow.

She has published over 160 scientific publications and given over 200 national and international conference presentations. Her research has led to a greater understanding of how to identify and respond to prescription, over-the-counter and emerging drug-related problems. Her work seeks to reduce harm related to illicit and prescription drugs including through implementation of evidence-based harm-reduction strategies in pharmacy and primary care settings.

Suzanne has been a registered pharmacist for over 20 years. Her clinical experience in the treatment of substance use disorders includes working in specialist drug treatment and community-based alcohol and drug treatment settings in Australia and the United Kingdom.


  • 2018–present
    Associate Professor, Monash Addiction Research Centre, Monash University


  • 2008 
    Monash University, PhD