George (Kev) Dertadian, Ph.D. is a social researcher interested in alcohol and other drugs, the sociology of crime and deviance, and social and cultural theory. His most recent work includes the book A Fine Line: Painkillers and Pleasure in the Age of Anxiety, which represents the first full length qualitative manuscript that critically assessing the non-medical use of pain medications in Australia. Kev is also active in the policy field and has strongly advocated for the need for a second safe injecting facility in Western Sydney. He is currently a Lecturer in a Criminology as part of the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales where he teaches introductory criminology, criminological theory and youth justice.
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