Isabelle Volpe is a PhD candidate in the Drug Policy Modelling Program team at the Social Policy Research Centre. Her PhD research uses critical social science approaches to explore the intersection of young people, drugs, policy and participation. Isabelle’s research has focused on treatment and policy for alcohol and other drugs. Her previous projects have included clinical trials, treatment guidelines, government-commissioned projects, and the design of health promotion interventions. Isabelle is also a research officer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (UNSW), conducting mixed-methods research on drug alerts.