Katinka van de Ven

Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW

Katinka van de Ven, Ph.D., holds a M.Sc. in Psychology and a M.A. in Criminology from the Utrecht University. She works as a Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales. Her Ph.D. focused on the production, distribution and use of anabolic-androgenic steroids and other image enhancing drugs in Belgium and the Netherlands. For this research, she received the Research Prize Award from the University of Kent in 2016. In addition, she in collaboration with her colleague Kyle Mulrooney created the Human Enhancement Drug Network (www.humanenhancementdrugs.com). The goal of the network and website is to provide evidence-based information, to share knowledge and experience, to provide harm reduction and human enhancement drug (HED) education, and to collaborate in this growing field of HEDs. Her research interests are in the field of HEDs, drug use and supply, harm reduction, drug policy, anti-doping, health, nutrition and sports.


  • –present
    Research fellow, University of New South Wales


  • 2016 
    University of Kent and Utrecht University, PhD in Criminology
  • 2011 
    Utrecht University , MA in Criminology
  • 2010 
    Utrecht University , MSc in Psychology