AO, University of Melbourne
Professor Hamilton has over thirty five years experience in this field including clinical work, education and research. She has a background in social work and public health and has conducted research in epidemiology, policy, evaluation (prevention and treatment), young people and drugs, women and alcohol, alcohol problems in remote Australia, evaluation of therapeutic communities and self-help and was the founding Director of Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre in Victoria.
She was formerly Chair of the Multiple and Complex Needs Panel, a statutory body in Victoria and currently serves on various alcohol and drug related boards and policy advisory groups including the Advisory Group to the Drug Policy Modelling Programme. She is also a member of the Prime Ministers Council on Homelessness and the Chair of the Cancer Council Victoria Board. She is the lead editor of two alcohol and drug text books and the author of many other publications in this area.