DR Gill Bedi

DR Gill Bedi




  • Dr. Gillinder Bedi is a Senior Research Fellow in the Melbourne University Centre for Youth Mental Health and Orygen National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health. She joined the University of Melbourne in 2017 to lead the development of a clinical drug and alcohol research program at Orygen. Gill completed graduate training in clinical psychology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, investigating cognitive function and mood in ecstasy and marijuana users. Her postdoctoral research, which focused on characterizing the acute effects of MDMA (ecstasy) in humans, was undertaken at the University of Chicago. From 2009 until 2017, she was a faculty member of the Division on Substance Use Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute in NYC. Dr. Bedi’s research interests include emerging substance use disorders in young people, behavioural pharmacology of substance use and abuse, and neurobehavioral processes contributing to substance use disorders.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Current: NIDA R01DA044339 7/1/17-5/31/22 Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Choices to Smoke Cannabis in Cannabis Use Disorder Role: Principal Investigator NIDA R03DA040855 4/1/16-3/31/18 Automated Speech Analysis: A Marker of Drug Intoxication & Treatment Outcome Role: Principal Investigator NIDA K23DA034877 2/15/13-2/15/18 Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Decisions to Smoke Marijuana and Cocaine in Humans Role: Principal Investigator NIDA U54DA037842 – Pilot Award 9/1/14-9/1/18 Developing an fMRI-based Rapid Screen for Novel Pharmacotherapies Role: Principal Investigator on Pilot from U54 Center Grant Completed: NIDA R21DA030540 9/15/11-6/30/15 Social Processing in Aging Cocaine Smokers Role: Principal Investigator NIDA R03DA029679 (I/START) 9/15/11-8/31/14 Effects of MDMA (‘ecstasy’) and THC on Social Processing: A Pilot Pharmaco-MRI Investigation Role: Principal Investigator New York State Psychiatric Institute Research Associate 2011-2013 Role: Principal Investigator Australian Postgraduate Award 2001-2004 Role: Doctoral Candidate    


Education and training

  • D.Psych (Clin), Monash University 2006
  • BA/BSc (Hons), Monash University 2000