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Dr Kari Lancaster

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Dr Kari Lancaster is a Senior Research Fellow and Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW, and an Honorary Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Kari is an interdisciplinary, qualitative social researcher in health, with a background in law and policy studies. Her research uses approaches drawn from poststructural theory and science and technology studies (STS) to...view more

Dr Kari Lancaster is a Senior Research Fellow and Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW, and an Honorary Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Kari is an interdisciplinary, qualitative social researcher in health, with a background in law and policy studies. Her research uses approaches drawn from poststructural theory and science and technology studies (STS) to critically examine issues of contemporary policy and practice significance in relation to drugs, viral hepatitis and health. Her research has examined how policy problems and knowledges are constituted, and the dynamics of ‘evidence-based’ policy. Kari’s current research concentrates on ‘evidence-making’ practices in health, viral elimination and drug policy. Along with Professor Tim Rhodes (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and CSRH, UNSW), she is leading a program of research focused on the development of critical approaches to the study of implementation science and intervention translations in health.

Prior to joining CSRH, Kari worked as part of the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC). Past research projects include investigating processes leading to the establishment of overdose prevention and management programs, critical analysis of the emergence of methamphetamine and recovery as policy issues in Australia, rethinking approaches to participation in drug policy processes, analysis of approaches to reduce stigma and discrimination, and examining the science-policy interface in drug policy. Kari has collaborated with the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) to investigate how people who use drugs perceive drug policy, and also the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) to explore young people’s ideas about responding to alcohol and other drug issues.

Kari is Assistant Commissioning Editor of Addiction, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Drug Policy, and a member of the editorial board of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.

Research interests: alcohol and other drugs, hepatitis C, viral elimination, policy, law, media, poststructuralism, science & technology studies (STS), qualitative methods, evidence-making practices.

Qualifications: BA, LLB (hons), MPP, PhD

 

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Areas of supervision

Drug policy, hepatitis C, qualitative methods, social research in health, science and technology studies (STS), poststructural policy analysis, evidence-making practices.

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Location

309 Goodsell Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 6799