Dr George (Kev)   Dertadian
Senior Lecturer

Dr George (Kev) Dertadian

Law & Justice
School of Private & Commercial Law

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

Phone
+61 (2) 9385 2019
Location
Law Building | Room 333

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dertadian GK, 2020, 'Doing Critical Drugs Research: From Deconstructing to Encountering Risk in the Field', in Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences, pp. 129 - 145
    Books | 2019
    Dertadian GC, 2019, A Fine Line Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, Palgrave Macmillan, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/unsw/reader.action?docID=5517011&ppg=1
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dertadian GC; Tomsen S, 2020, 'The case for a second safe injecting facility (SIF) in Sydney', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 32, pp. 180 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2019.1689787
    Journal articles | 2018
    Maher L; Dertadian G, 2018, 'Qualitative research', Addiction, vol. 113, pp. 167 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.13931
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dertadian G; Iversen J; Dixon TC; Sotiropoulos K; Maher L, 2017, 'Pharmaceutical opioid use among oral and intravenous users in Australia: A qualitative comparative study', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 41, pp. 51 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.12.007
    Journal articles | 2017
    Iversen J; Dertadian G; Geddes L; Maher L, 2017, 'High risk injecting behaviour among people who inject pharmaceutical opioids in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 42, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.12.004
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dertadian GC; Dixon TC; Iversen J; Maher L, 2017, 'Self-limiting non-medical pharmaceutical opioid use among young people in Sydney, Australia: An exploratory study', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 36, pp. 643 - 650, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12474
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dertadian GC; Maher L, 2014, 'From oxycodone to heroin: Two cases of transitioning opioid use in young Australians', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 33, pp. 102 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12093
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dertadian GK, 2020, 'Doing Critical Drugs Research: From Deconstructing to Encountering Risk in the Field', in Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences, pp. 129 - 145
  • Other | 2018
    Lancaster K; Marshall A; Dertadian G; Yates K; Rance J, 2018, Qualitative Methods Journal Club July 2018 - ‘Sending the Wrong Signal’, Society for the Study of Addiction, https://www.addiction-ssa.org/commentary/qmjc-july-2018-sending-the-wrong-signal
    Other | 2018
    Lancaster K; Marshall A; Dertadian G; Yates K; Rance J, 2018, Qualitative Methods Journal Club June 2018 - Conceiving of addicted pleasures, Society for the Study of Addiction, https://www.addiction-ssa.org/commentary/qmjc-june-2018-conceiving-of-addicted-pleasures
    Other | 2018
    Lancaster K; Marshall A; dertadian G; yates K; Rance J, 2018, Qualitative Methods Journal Club May 2018 - Why am I the way I am?, Society for the Study of Addiction, https://www.addiction-ssa.org/commentary/qmjc-may-2018-why-am-i-the-way-i-am
    Other | 2018
    Marshall A; Lancaster K; Dertadian G; Yates K; Rance J, 2018, Qualitative Methods Journal Club April 2018 - Sleeping at the Margins, https://www.addiction-ssa.org/commentary/qmjc-april-2018-sleeping-at-the-margins
    Other | 2018
    marshall A; Lancaster K; Dertadian G; Yates K; Rance J, 2018, Qualitative Methods Journal Club March 2018 - Ethnography and Injecting Drug Use, Society for the Study of Addiction, https://www.addiction-ssa.org/commentary/qmjc-mar-2018-ethnography-and-injecting-drug-use
    Other | 2018
    Marshall A; Lancaster K; Dertadian G; Yates K; Rance J, 2018, Qualitative Methods Journal Club February 2018 - Parents Who Use Drugs, Society for the Study of Addiction, https://www.addiction-ssa.org/commentary/qmjc-feb-2018-parents-who-use-drugs
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dertadian G, 2012, 'Proscribed Perception: Participant Perspectives on Legitimacy & Criminality in the Non-Medical Use of Painkillers.', University of Tasmania, presented at 6th Annual Critical Criminology Conference - Changing the Way We Think about Chang, University of Tasmania, 12 July 2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dertadian GK, 2011, 'Pill Heads: Governance, Normalisation and Risk in Prescription Drugs Use.', James Cook University, presented at 5th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference., James Cook University, 04 July 2011
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dertadian GC; Tomsen S, 2020, 'The case for a second safe injecting facility (SIF) in Sydney', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 32, pp. 180 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2019.1689787
    Journal articles | 2018
    Maher L; Dertadian G, 2018, 'Qualitative research', Addiction, vol. 113, pp. 167 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.13931
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dertadian GC; Dixon TC; Iversen J; Maher L, 2017, 'Self-limiting non-medical pharmaceutical opioid use among young people in Sydney, Australia: An exploratory study', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 36, pp. 643 - 650, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12474
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dertadian G; Iversen J; Dixon TC; Sotiropoulos K; Maher L, 2017, 'Pharmaceutical opioid use among oral and intravenous users in Australia: A qualitative comparative study', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 41, pp. 51 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.12.007
    Journal articles | 2017
    Iversen J; Dertadian G; Geddes L; Maher L, 2017, 'High risk injecting behaviour among people who inject pharmaceutical opioids in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 42, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.12.004
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dertadian GC; Maher L, 2014, 'From oxycodone to heroin: Two cases of transitioning opioid use in young Australians', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 33, pp. 102 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12093

Awards

Grants

Media

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.

CRIM1010 - Criminology: An Introduction

CRIM2042 - Explaining Crime

CRIM3000 - Criminology in Practice

SRAP3003 - Policy Analysis