Victoria Manning works as the Senior Research Manager at the National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental health, Singapore, where she leads a team of researchers examining various aspects of drug alcohol and gambling addiction. She holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Program of Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders and the Program of Health Services and Systems Research at Duke-NUS, Singapore, and she acts as an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She also obtained a Visiting Lecturer position at the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King College London, where she worked for a decade before moving to Singapore. She is a chartered psychologist (BPS), holds a Ph.D. degree in neuropsychology and dual diagnosis and an M.S. degree in health psychology. She has been conducting research in addiction for over 12 years. Her primary interests include dual diagnosis and the impact of substance abuse on cognitive functioning, identifying neuropsychological/neural risk factors for addictive disorders, and examining the relationship between memory and executive functioning impairment and clinical outcome. Other research interests of hers are identifying and enhancing treatment outcome for drug, alcohol, and gambling disorder patients through psychological and pharmacological interventions and the use of peer-recovery networks to improve treatment effectiveness and support long-term recovery from addiction.
Biography Updated on 21 January 2013