A/Prof Gillinder Bedi is Head of Substance Use Research at Orygen and Principal Research Fellow (Addiction and Youth Mental Health) at the Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. She is also a clinical psychologist at headspace, treating young people with substance use and mental ill-health. Gillinder completed graduate training in clinical psychology at Monash University and postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago. 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 returned to Australia in 2017 to lead the development of a youth-focused clinical drug and alcohol research program at Orygen. Her research focuses on early intervention and new treatments for substance use problems in young people and the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the development of substance use disorders. She uses a range of research methods including clinical trials, human behavioural pharmacology, and neuroimaging (MRI).