Dr Renae Fomiatti

Research Officer

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Renae Fomiatti is a Research Officer at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Curtin University. She is currently working on two projects in the Social Studies of Addiction Concepts (SSAC) research program: 1) an investigation into the impediments to the uptake of take-home naloxone (THN) in Australia and; 2) an analysis of the meanings given to performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) use, and the hepatitis C information needs of PIED consumers.

Renae recently completed her PhD with NDRI. Her research investigated the emergence of ‘new recovery’ in Australian alcohol and other drug policy and research, its impact on treatment and professional practices and the ways in which people who inject drugs engage with, practice and/or resist ‘recovery’.

Renae has previously worked in alcohol and other drug treatment, youth services, housing and homelessness support services and community development.


PhD, Curtin University

BA (Hons), La Trobe University

Research Interests

Alcohol and other drug use and treatment, gender, subjectivity, the sociology of health, science and technology studies.

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