Prof. Margaret Hamilton has worked for many years in the alcohol and drug field in a mix of clinical, program development, management, research, teaching and training, policy development/advice and general public education roles.
Prof. Hamilton worked in the homelessness sector from early in her career, including being involved as member of Council to the Homeless. She has maintained this connection through drug and alcohol policy and practice work, as well as through ongoing contributions to the homelessness peak journal Parity.
Prof. Hamilton has been Chair of the Multiple and Complex Needs Panel in Victoria. She is an executive member of the Australian National Council on Drugs - Chairs its Project Advisory Group and is a Vice President of the Cancer Council of Victoria.