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Professor, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Suzanne Fraser's research focuses on addiction, the body, gender, health and the self. She is program leader for Curtin University's Social Studies of Addiction Concepts Research Program, and visiting professorial fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health, University of NSW.

Suzanne's main research projects at present are two Australian Research Council-funded studies, one exploring injecting practices and harm reduction needs among men who inject performance and image enhancing drugs, and the other investigating impediments to the uptake and diffusion in Australia of take-home naloxone, the opioid overdose medication known to save lives.

Suzanne is the author of a number of books on the body and health in society and culture. Her first book, entitled Cosmetic Surgery, Gender and Culture, was based on her PhD research. Later books focused on methadone maintenance treatment (Substance and substitution: Methadone subjects in liberal societies, with kylie valentine) and hepatitis C (Making disease, making citizens: The politics of hepatitis C, with Kate Seear). She recently co-edited a collection of essays on drugs and addiction (The drug effect: Health, crime and society, with David Moore), and her most recent book, Vanity: 21st century selves (with Claire Tanner and JaneMaree Maher) was published in 2013.

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  • 2013–present
    Associate Professor, National Drug Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University


  • 2000 
    University of Sydney, PhD

Research Areas

  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology (160808)