Professor Murat Yücel
Professor Murat Yücel is a trained Clinical Neuropsychologist and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. He is currently appointed as a Professorial Fellow within the School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University (2013-current) where he is Leader of the Addiction Program within the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) and Director of the Brain and Mental Health (BMH) Laboratory.
Professor Yücel is a recognised expert in the area of biological psychiatry and addiction neuroscience. His research crafts innovations in the application of psychological and brain imaging techniques to human populations, and has influenced thinking across three main themes: (i) determining the long-term impact of heavy cannabis use on brain, cognition and mental health; (ii) understanding the neural and psychological basis of reduced self-regulation across as drug and behavioural addictions; and (iii) clarifying the underlying neurobiology of several psychiatric illnesses (including psychosis, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder).
His discoveries have led to increased public and professional awareness on these topics and established his group at the forefront of addiction and psychiatric neuroscience research in Australia. To date, he has helped obtain ~$25 million in research funding (including 15 NHMRC and ARC grants), which has led to >240 peer- reviewed publications and >13,000 citations.