Jodie Grigg

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Jodie commenced work with the National Drug Research Institute in 2010 as a Research Assistant, working on the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) and the Illicit Drugs Reporting System (IDRS). From 2012-2014, she worked as a Research Associate, coordinating the WA arm of EDRS and the Social Supply of Cannabis in Australia Project.

Jodie is currently working on her PhD, which she commenced in September 2014. Her thesis is titled ‘A mixed-methods study of drug use at outdoor music festivals in Western Australia and Victoria’. The research is focusing on drug use, drug policy and harm reduction. It is hoped the findings from this project will help contribute to more evidence-informed responses.

Prior to joining NDRI, Jodie completed an undergraduate degree double majoring in Psychology and Addictions Studies. She then went on to complete Honours in Psychology, with a thesis investigating the association between ecstasy and other psychostimulant drug use and weight control. Specifically, she looked at whether the appetite suppressant and locomotor stimulant effects of ecstasy were perceived as psychologically appealing to some users as a means of weight control, and whether they motivated or reinforced continued use.

Jodie has also worked as a Counsellor/Educator at Holyoake North East Metro Community Drug Service (NEMCDS) (2010-2011) and as a Project Support Officer at Local Drug Action Groups Inc. (2008-2010).

  • BA (Hons) Psychology, Edith Cowan University
  • BA Psychology and Addiction Studies, Edith Cowan University
  • Ecstasy trends
  • Polydrug use patterns
  • New psychoactive substances
  • Drug use and harm reduction in the music scene
  • The association between psychostimulant drug use and weight control

Fetherston, J., Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2019). Reviewing six years of a peer-driven naloxone training program in Western Australia. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. [R332] View web page

Fetherston, J., Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2019). Western Australian Drug Trends 2018: Key findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3850-9 [T271] View web page

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2019). Expert Report - Inquest into Deaths Arising at Music Festivals. NSW Department of Justice Inquest into Deaths Arising at Music Festivals. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [R336]

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2019). Shifting trends in the Perth ecstasy market: Harm reduction implications. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales., Sydney. [R333] View web page

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2019). Western Australia Drug Trends 2018: Key findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. [T270]

Grigg, J., Lenton, S. and Peacock, A. (2019). Correlates of self-reported significant adverse effects following ‘ecstasy’ use: Implications for harm reduction. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. [R339] View web page

Grigg, J., Barratt, M., J. and Lenton, S. (2018). Double dropping down under: Correlates of simultaneous consumption of two ecstasy pills in a sample of Australian outdoor music festival attendees. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37, (7), pp. 851-855. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12843 [RJ1354] View web page

Grigg, J., Barratt, M., J. and Lenton, S. (2018). Drug detection dogs at Australian outdoor music festivals: Deterrent, detection and iatrogenic effects. International Journal of Drug Policy, 60, pp. 89-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.08.002 [RJ1353] View web page

Scott, J., A., Grigg, J., Barratt, M., J. and Lenton, S. (2017). Social capital and cannabis supply. Journal of Sociology, 53, (2), pp. 382-397. DOI: 10.1177/1440783316688342 [RJ1286] View web page

Lenton, S., Grigg, J., Scott, J., A. and Barratt, M., J. (2016). The social supply of cannabis in Australia: Definitional challenges and regulatory possibilities. In Werse, B. and Bernard, C. (eds.) Friendly Business - International Views on Social Supply, Self-Supply and Small-Scale Drug Dealing. Springer VS, Stuttgart. pp. 29-46. [CH207] View web page

Grigg, J., Scott, J., Lenton, S. and Barratt, M., J. (2015). Social supply of cannabis in Australia. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF), Canberra. ISBN: 1449-7476 [T239] View web page Abstract

Lenton, S., Grigg, J., Scott, J., A. and Barratt, M., J. (2015). The social supply of cannabis among young people in Australia. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, December, (503), pp. 1-6. [RJ1027] View web page

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2014). WA trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2013: Findings from the Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS). National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3411-2 [R270]

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2013). WA trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2012: Findings from the Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS). National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3247-7 [T224]

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