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Dr Rachel Sutherland


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Dr Rachel Sutherland (BSocSc (Crim) Hons, PhD) is a Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales and currently holds  a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Fellowship (2021-2025). Her program of research is focused on monitoring systems for detecting trends in illicit drug use, including new psychoactive substances, and developing and evaluating novel responses to emerging drugs of concern. 

Rachel is currently Deputy Program Lead for Drug Trends, and Program lead of the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS). 

Rachel is available for supervising ILP, Honours, Masters, and PhD students.


University role: 
Senior Research Fellow

PhD, BSocSc (Crim)(Hons)

illicit drug markets
illicit drug use and harms
new psychoactive substances
digital culture
harm reduction
Teaching & Supervision
I am available to supervise: