NHMRC Post-Doc Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW

Dr Monica Barratt joined the Drug Policy Modelling Program at NDARC in 2014 after being awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council post-doctoral fellowship. 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.

Prior to her current appointment, Monica worked as a Research Fellow at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, where she also completed her postgraduate studies. She has also worked at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and the Australian Drug Foundation.

Experience

  • –present
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Australia
  • 2012–2014
    Research Fellow, previously Research Assistant, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
  • 2004–2010
    Research Fellow, previously Research Assistant, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre

Education

  • 2012 
    Curtin University, PhD
  • 2003 
    Curtin University, Bachelor of Science (Psych) (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies (200102)