van de Ven, Katinka

Dr Katinka van de Ven

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Rural Criminology, University of New England; Visiting Fellow, Drugs Policy Modelling Program, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Katinka specializes in the use and supply of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs), which includes projects surrounding anabolic-androgenic steroids and drugs policy, education, harm minimization, and improving health services for people who use enhancement drugs. She also conducts research in relation to alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services systems more broadly, amongst others around funding mechanisms, workforce characteristics, client outcomes and rurality. Katinka is the Founder and Director of the Human Enhancement Drugs Network (HEDN), is the Editor-in-Chief of Performance Enhancement & Health, has co-edited the Routledge published book Human Enhancement Drugs, and (co-)authored numerous peer-reviewed papers within the enhancement field.

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