Dr George (Kev) Dertadian
Senior Lecturer

Dr George (Kev) Dertadian

Law & Justice
School of Law, Society & Criminology

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dertadian G; Tomsen S, 2021, 'The Experience of Safety, Harassment and Social Exclusion Among Male Clients of Sydney's Medically Supervised Injecting Centre', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.2029
    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
    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
    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
  • 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 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
    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
    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

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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CRIM2042 - Explaining Crime

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