- 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.