Dr Matthew Gullo

Research Fellow

Centre for Youth Substance Abuse
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Lecturer

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 344 32537


I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research. In addition to this role, I maintain my clinical practice as a Visiting Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Assessment Unit.

I am primarily interested in understanding how impulsivity conveys risk for addiction and substance misuse. I am particularly interested in the cognitive and neuropsychological mechanisms that convey risk for substance abuse and how they can best be targeted in treatment. I also have an interest in biologically-based theories of personality, particularly Jeffrey Gray's reinforcement sensitivity theory, and in laboratory measures of decision-making and impulse control.

Research Interests

  • Reward
  • Personality
  • Addiction
  • Disorders of Impulse Control
  • Translational Research
  • Neuropsychology
  • Adolescence
  • Impulsivity
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychotherapy


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