Senior Research Fellow - Criminologist and Drug Policy Researcher, UNSW

Dr Caitlin Hughes is a criminologist and Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. She works as part of the multi-disciplinary Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) which seeks to improve Australian drug policy by identifying what works, translating research evidence and engaging directly with policy makers. Dr Hughes' prime focus is improving understanding of the effects of different legislative regimes and law enforcement approaches and identifying ways to reduce drug-related harm. She is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Drug Policy and Journal of Illicit Economies and Development.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow & specialist in Criminology and Drug Policy , UNSW


  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, PhD