George (Kev) Dertadian

George (Kev) Dertadian is a social researcher who works on stolen and unceded Bedagal land as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the Faculty of Law and Justice, UNSW. His work involves field-based research with people who use drugs, including among marginalised as well as structurally advantaged people who use drugs. Kev has expertise on qualitative and critical understandings of the non-medical use of pharmaceuticals and is the author of the book, A Fine Line: Painkillers and pleasure in the age of anxiety (2019). As a member of the Centre for Criminology, Law and Justice he advocates for non-carceral responses to drug use, with a particular focus on harm reduction.

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