Qualifications - PhD
George (Kev) Dertadian, Ph.D. is a social researcher interested in alcohol and other drugs, the sociology of crime and deviance, and social and cultural theory. Kev has conducted several projects on the non-medical use of pharmaceuticals, focusing in particular on young people's use of opioids. He is currently a Lecturer in a Criminology as part of the School of Law, Society and Criminology in the Faculty of Law and Justice at the University of New South Wales.
Research Areas - alcohol and other drugs, the sociology of crime and deviance, social and cultural theory
I regularly contribute media articles to the public domain to ensure that my research is reaching the broadest group of people. A short list of media articles is below:
Dertadian, G. (2018) The people turning to painkillers for emotional relief. The Sydney Morning Herald: November 14.
Dertadian, G. (2018) Pain isn’t just physical: why many are using painkillers for emotional relief, The Conversation: November 2018.
Dertadian, G. & Tomsen, S. (2018) Drug users in outer Sydney need another medically supervised consumption room, The Conversation: August 2018.
Dertadian, G. (2018) Public housing ban on people with drug records likely to do more harm than good, research tell us, The Conversation: April 2018.
Tomsen, S. & Dertadian, G. (2016) Not everyone who takes painkillers for fun is an addict; some have just found a different way to cope, The Conversation: April 2016.
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