Dr Monica Barratt

Dr Monica Barratt is a 2019 Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow at the RMIT Social & Global Studies Centre.

Dr Monica Barratt's research investigates psychoactive drug use in digital society, with topics of interest including digital drug trading, digitally enabled communities, legislative responses to new or novel substances, the production and dissemination of public drug alerts, drug checking and festival harm reduction, drug checking in the community, and microdosing with psychedelics.

Monica has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals (102 times at September 2021, including 89 articles and 13 letters or commentaries) and attracted over $4.6M in competitive grant funding in her almost 20-year career. She is the Australian lead for the Global Drug Survey and serves as an Editor for leading journals in the drugs field: International Journal of Drug Policy and Drug and Alcohol Review.

Monica also has a long-held commitment to ensuring that her research has an impact outside academia. To facilitate wider access to her scholarly work, she produces non-traditional publications, including bulletins, technical reports, and pieces written for popular press including The Conversation (13 articles; 7 published since 2019).

Monica also serves as the Executive Director of Bluelight.org, a global drug harm reduction community recently celebrating 20 years, and leads research activities for The Loop Australia, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to conduct drug checking interventions both at festivals and in the community.

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Dr Monica Barratt

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.