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Associate professor, La Trobe University

I have a unique multi-disciplinary background, with expertise in sociology, gender and the law. I am an ARC Future Fellow and a former ARC DECRA Fellow. I was the inaugural Academic Director of the Springvale Monash Legal Service, teaching into Monash University's Clinical Legal Education program.

My research focuses on addiction, drug use, sex/gender, health and the body. I am the author of four books - including the award winning “Law, drugs and the making of addiction: Just habits” - as well as numerous technical reports, journal articles, nook chapters and submissions.

My current research program focuses on drug law, human rights and sex/gender, and hepatitis C-related stigma and discrimination.


  • 2013–present
    Senior Lecturer; Academic Director Springvale Monash Legal Service, Faculty of Law, Monash University
  • 2013–2014
    Research Fellow, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University


  • 2009 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2005 
    Monash University, BA (Hons.)
  • 2002 
    Monash University, LLB (Hons.)
  • 1999 
    Monash University, BA

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Law (1801)