Associate Professor Gillinder Bedi
Associate Professor Gillinder Bedi picture
Head, Substance Use Research

Associate Professor Gillinder Bedi is a Senior Research Fellow at Orygen and the University of Melbourne, and a clinical psychologist. She joined Orygen in 2017 to lead the development of a substance use research program.

Gill completed graduate training in clinical psychology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, investigating cognitive function and mood in ecstasy and cannabis users. Her postdoctoral research, which focused on characterising the acute effects of MDMA (ecstasy) in humans, was undertaken at the University of Chicago. From 2009 until 2017, she was a faculty member in the Division on Substance Use Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute in NYC.

Gill’s research focuses on emerging substance use disorders in young people, experimental medicine models of drug use and misuse, and neurobehavioral processes contributing to the onset and maintenance of substance use disorders. She uses a range of range of research methods including human behavioural pharmacology and neuroimaging (MRI).

Read more about Gill's work in her Find an Expert profile on the University of Melbourne's website.

Research team

Dr Alexandre Guerin
Dr Emily Karanges
Amelia Lopatecki
Dina Eleftheriadis
Sarah Clarke
Holly Bowan
Jonathon Marinis


Research Interests

Drug and alcohol use, substance use disorders