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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

Current Postgrad student

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Ms Renae Fomiatti

Research Assistant



Renae Fomiatti is a PhD candidate at the National Drug Research Institute. Her thesis examines how the concept of ‘‘recovery’’ is constituted in alcohol and other drug policy, research and practice, and how discourses of recovery shape and affect experiences of drug use and treatment. Her research interests include the sociology of addiction and recovery, gender and health.


  • BA (Hons) History, La Trobe University

Research Interests

  • Injecting drug use
  • Alcohol and other drug policy
  • Agency and subjectivity
  • Drug use and sociality

Current projects

  • Understanding performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) injecting to improve health and minimise hepatitis C transmission Details


Fomiatti, R., Moore, D. and Fraser, S. (2017). Interpellating recovery: The politics of 'identity' in recovery-focused treatment. International Journal of Drug Policy, 44, pp. 174-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.04.001 [RJ1295] Paper

Savic, M. and Fomiatti, R. (2016). Producing 'progress' through the implementation of outcome monitoring in alcohol and other drug treatment. Contemporary Drug Problems, 43, (2), pp. 169-187. DOI: 10.1177/0091450916641979 [RJ1226] Paper