Dr Renae Fomiatti

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Renae Fomiatti is a Research Officer at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Curtin University. She is currently working on two projects in the Social Studies of Addiction Concepts (SSAC) research program: 1) an investigation into the impediments to the uptake of take-home naloxone (THN) in Australia and; 2) an analysis of the meanings given to performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) use, and the hepatitis C information needs of PIED consumers.

Renae recently completed her PhD with NDRI. Her research investigated the emergence of ‘new recovery’ in Australian alcohol and other drug policy and research, its impact on treatment and professional practices and the ways in which people who inject drugs engage with, practice and/or resist ‘recovery’.

Renae has previously worked in alcohol and other drug treatment, youth services, housing and homelessness support services and community development.

  • PhD Health Sciences, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
  • BA (Hons) History, La Trobe University
  • Injecting drug use
  • Health
  • Gender
  • Feminist science studies
  • Science and technology studies

Fomiatti, R. ‘It’s good being part of the community and doing the right thing’: (Re)problematising ‘community’ in new recovery-oriented policy and consumer accounts. International Journal of Drug Policy. [In Press] [RJ1464] Abstract

Farrugia, A., C., Fraser, S., Dwyer, R., Fomiatti, R., Neale, J., Dietze, P. and Strang, J. (2019). Take-home naloxone and the politics of care. Sociology of health and illness, 41, (2), pp. 427-443. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12848 [RJ1427] View web page

Farrugia, A., C., Neale, J., Dwyer, R., Fomiatti, R., Fraser, S., Strang, J. and Dietze, P. (2019). Conflict and communication: Managing the multiple affordances of take-home naloxone administration events in Australia. Addiction Research & Theory. DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1571193 [RJ1446] View web page

Fomiatti, R., Moore, D. and Fraser, S. (2018). The improvable self: Enacting model citizenship and sociality in research on ‘new recovery’. Addiction Research and Theory. DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1544624 [RJ1414] View web page

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] View web page

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] View web page

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