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Doctor Monica J Barratt

Visiting Burnet Fellow; NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW

Background

Dr Monica Barratt joined the Drug Policy Modelling Program at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, in 2014 after being awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council post-doctoral fellowship. In 2015, she joined the Burnet Institute as a Visiting Burnet Fellow. Prior to 2014, Monica worked as a Research Fellow at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, where she also completed her postgraduate studies.

Monica’s research concerns the social and public health implications of internet technologies for people who use illicit and emerging psychoactive drugs, and the impacts of legislative responses to drug use and drug problems. Monica is particularly interested in how we respond to the emergence of new/novel drug trends and how these trends and responses are enabled by digital technologies. She specialises in engaging hard-to-reach networks and groups in digital spaces in conversations about research and policy. Through this engagement, Monica’s work acts as a conduit between these groups and policy makers, and contributes to policy change.

Research keywords: Drugs and the internet, Drug harm reduction, Impacts of drug laws and policies, Monitoring new drug trends, Drug user participation and involvement in research, Ethics of online research, Digital research methods, Dark web, Dark net markets, Cryptomarkets, New Psychoactive Substances

Appointments

  • Associate Editor at the International Journal of Drug Policy
  • Editorial board member of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
  • Editorial board member of Field Methods
  • Director of Research at Bluelight.org
  • Member of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
  • Member of the International Association of Internet Researchers
  • Member of Harm Reduction Victoria

Positions

  • 2015 - : Visiting Fellow, Burnet Institute
  • 2014 - : NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW
  • 2011 – 2014 : Research Fellow, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
  • 2009 – 2010 : Research Fellow, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
  • 2007 – 2008 : Research Assistant, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne
  • 2006 – 2011 : PhD Student, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
  • 2003 – 2006 : Research Assistant, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
  • 2003 – 2005 : Research Assistant, Australian Drug Foundation
  • 2003 – 2004 : Research Assistant, School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University
  • 2002 – 2003 : Research Assistant, School of Psychology, Curtin University

Qualifications

  • 2011: PhD (Health Sciences), Curtin University
  • 2003: BSc (Psychology/Sociology) (Honours), Curtin University

Publications (47)

2017 (14)

2016 (9)

2015 (6)

2014 (4)

2013 (7)

2012 (2)

2010 (2)

2008 (1)

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

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Contact Details

Mobile

+61407778938

Email

monica.barratt@burnet.edu.au