Dr Natalie Thomas

Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Natalie Thomas

Phone: +61 2 6773 1768

Email: nthoma23@une.edu.au


BA (Criminology), B CCJ (Hons)

PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Griffith)

Teaching Areas

CRIM308 Drugs, Alcohol and Crime in Australia

CRIM344 Criminological Perspectives

CRIM374 Criminal Profiling

Research Interests

Alcohol and other drugs; Drugs and crime policy; Critical policy studies; Governmentality and Governance; Non-government organisations; Qualitative research methods


Journal Articles

Thomas, N., & Bull, M. (2018). Representations of women’s drug use in policy: A critical policy analysis. International Journal of Drug Policy, 56, 30-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.02.015

Thomas, N., Bull, M., Dioso-Villa, R., & Smith, K. (2016). Governing drug use through partnerships: Towards a genealogy of government/non-government relations in Australian drug policy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 28(2), 34-42.

Thomas, N.K., & Bull, M. (2014). Negotiating the challenges of coerced treatment: An exploratory study of community-based service providers in Queensland, Australia. Contemporary Drug Problems, 40(4), 569-594.

Conference Presentations

Thomas, N. (2016, November). Drugs policy and ‘new recovery’: A case of failed policy transfer? Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, New Orleans, United States.

Thomas, N. (2016, May). Drugs, policy, politics and governance: The role of non-government organisations in Australian drug policy. Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Thomas, N. (2016, February). Community-based programs to address drug-related harms: A review of approaches and research findings. Poster presentation at the Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Thomas, N. (2015, November). The politics of partnership: understanding the role of non-government organisations in drug policy. Conference presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Thomas, N. (2015, July). Democratising drug policy? Considering the role of the non-government sector in the Australian alcohol and other drugs field. Conference presentation at the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Thomas, N. (2014, December). The role and contribution of the voluntary sector in Australian drug policy. Conference presentation at the Critical Criminology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Thomas, N.K. (2014, July). Reflecting on the role of the voluntary sector in Australian drug policy: A historical perspective. Poster presentation at the Australian Winter School Conference, Brisbane, Australia, July, 2014.