Sharon Dawe is a Professor in Clinical Psychology at Griffith University.
She has been working as a researcher and clinician in the field of substance misuse and mental health for over 20 years beginning her clinical career at Odyssey House, Auckland, NZ. She then moved to the UK where she worked at the Maudsley Hospital, London, as a clinical psychologist in the drug dependence unit. Her PhD, completed at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, investigated the neural mechanisms involved in drug reward. She then went on to work at NDARC, UNSW, prior to her current position.
Sharon's research interests include the evaluation of treatments for people with substance misuse problems, in particular cue exposure, the neuropsychology of addictive behaviours and most recently the development and evaluation of the PUP program.