Yvonne Bonomo is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and a Physician and Clinician Researcher in Addiction Medicine and Adolescent Medicine. She leads multidisciplinary teams at the Department of Addiction Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM), and at the Women’s Alcohol and Drugs Service at the Royal Women’s Hospital (RWH), the largest Women’s Hospital in the Southern Hemisphere.
Yvonne’s research interests include comorbid substance use disorder and mental health, exploring approaches to the prescription opioid problem, and novel treatments for addiction in our community. She leads several research projects as a Chief Investigator in the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE) funded by the NHMRC. Yvonne is also a Chief Investigator in the Medical Research Future Fund for Innovative Therapies exploring Dimethyltryptamine (DMT)-Assisted Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder.
Yvonne teaches medical students, junior medical officers, Physician and Psychiatry registrars. In addition, she has introduced ongoing professional education and support in Addiction for multidisciplinary teams in rural and regional Victoria, being the first to set up the international evidence-based model of tele-mentoring (Project ECHO) in Addiction Medicine in Australia through:
- AOD use in antenatal care ECHO (RWH)
- Victorian Opioid Management ECHO (SVHM)
- ECHO for Pain and Opioid Management
She has been an Expert Advisor to the World Health Organisation in Substance Use and Young People, Board member of YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service) and Board member of the Australian Drug Foundation.