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Katinka van de Ven

Alcohol and other drug specialist, University of New South Wales &, University of New England

Dr Katinka van de Ven is a Visiting Fellow as part of the Drug Policy Modelling Program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a Senior Lecturer at the University of New England. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Performance Enhancement & Health and the Director of the Human Enhancement Drugs Network (HEDN) (

She conducts research on alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment service systems in relation to workforce, procurement arrangements, models of care, client outcomes, patient centered care and capacity building. Katinka also specializes in the non-medical use and supply of anabolic-androgenic steroids and other performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) focusing on drug and doping policies, harm reduction initiatives, and the development of prevention and educational materials.


  • 2019–present
    Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales
  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, University of New England
  • 2017–2020
    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

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)