I commenced my PhD with the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, in February 2006 with the support of a scholarship from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. On 1 June 2012, my PhD was conferred by Curtin University for the thesis ‘Beyond internet as tool: A mixed-methods study of online drug discussion‘. In 2003, I completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology, also through Curtin.

Work experience
In 2014, I commenced a new role as Research Fellow at the Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Australia through an NHMRC early career researcher post-doc fellowship. For all the detail on my research experience, including my full publication list, you can download my CV.

Selected peer-reviewed publications

Barratt, M. J., Ferris, J. A., & Winstock, A. R. (2014). Use of Silk Road, the online drug market-place, in the UK, Australia and the USA. Addiction, 109, 774-783.

Barratt, M. J., Cakic, V., & Lenton, S. (2013). Patterns of synthetic cannabinoid use in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32, 141-146.

Barratt, M. J. (2012). The efficacy of interviewing young drug users through online chat. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31, 566-572.

Barratt, M. J., & Lenton, S. (2010). Beyond recruitment? Participatory online research with people who use drugs. International Journal of Internet Research Ethics, 3, 69-86. [pdf]

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