Jenny Chalmers is a Senior Research Fellow in the Drug Policy Modelling Program, at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Current research projects include the ARC funded project 'Drunk, high or sober: How do alcohol and illicit drug prices affect young Australians' plans for Saturday night' and a study of the implications of the GFC for drug and alcohol use in Australia. Together with John Murphy, Suellen Murray, Sonia Martin and Greg Marston she recently published 'Half a Citizen: Life on Welfare in Australia' (Allen and Unwin). As well as drug policy, particularly the interface between markets and consumer behaviour, her research interests include social policy, labour market disadvantage and work-care balance. Jenny has previously worked with the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW and the Centre for Applied Social Research at RMIT University.