A/PROF Adrienne O'Neil

A/PROF Adrienne O'Neil


  • Behaviour Change (Violence & Health Behaviours)
  • Digital Health (Disease Prevention & Management)
  • Public Health (Cardiometabolic & Psychiatric Epidemiology)



  • Dr Adrienne O'Neil is a Senior Research Fellow & Heart Foundation Future Leader at the Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne. Dr O’Neil leads a research program dedicated to investigating the interplay between mental health and the cardiovascular system, with a focus on depression, trauma, gendered violence and stress in both the onset and trajectory of CVD. In addition to her epidemiological and behavioural medicine research and teaching activities, she is a provisional Men’s Behaviour Change Practitioner which sees her working with groups of men who use family violence. In 2014, she completed a post doctorate at Stanford University's Laboratory of Behavioral Science where she focused on ways to harness digital technologies to improve the management of heart disease and common co-morbidities like mental disorders. Dr O’Neil currently has over 80 publications and approx 3 million dollars of NHMRC, Heart Foundation and other funding, including Category 1 personnel funding from 2009-2021.   


Member of

  • Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association. Member 2016 -
  • National Alliance for the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease. Associate 2015 -
  • Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders. Executive Committee Member 2014 -
  • International Society of Nutritional Psychiatric Research. Associate 2013 -


Selected publications


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Additional Grant Information

  • She currently supervises & mentors 15 students & staff.   


Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2012
  • BA (Hons), Monash University 2003

Awards and honors

  • Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship, 2017
  • Australasian Society of Psychiatric Research Young Investigator of the Year, 2013
  • National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow, 2012
  • Not in List, 2012
  • National Heart Foundation Top Ranked Doctoral Scholar, 2009



Available for supervision

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