Dr Vanessa Petersen is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Turning Point, specialising in diagnostic clarification of substance-related cognitive disorders. Her experience in the AOD sector, along with tertiary paediatric mental health and neurology demonstrates the passion she has for helping people with cognitive impairment. Vanessa’s research credentials include her doctoral thesis exploring substance use, sleep and cognition, work examining MDMA neurotoxicity, and ongoing research investigating the interplay between AOD, mental health and prescribed substances on cognition. She has presented her findings at both national and international conferences. Vanessa actively runs statewide workshops, most recently co-presenting an evidence-based webinar on methamphetamineneurotoxicity.