Dr Natalie Thomas

Research Fellow

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
+61 7 334 62008


Dr Natalie Thomas is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research. Natalie's background is in criminology, and her work focuses broadly on the intersections of health and justice and the application of social science research methods to program evaluation. She completed her PhD through the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. Her research interests include alcohol and other drug regulation and policy, criminal justice policy and programs, qualitative and mixed methods research, program evaluation and evidence reviews.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons, Griffith University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University


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Book Chapter

  • Thomas, Natalie and Juckel, Jennifer (2022). Gender and drug policy. Handbook of substance misuse and addictions. (pp. 1-15) edited by Vinood B. Patel and Victor R. Preedy. Cham, Switzerland: Springer . doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-67928-6_16-1

  • van de Ven, Katinka and Thomas, Natalie (2022). Drugs and public health. The Encyclopedia of Rural Crime. (pp. 81-83) edited by Joseph Donnermeyer, Cassie Pedersen, Matt Bowden, Jessica Rene Peterson and Alistair Harkness. Bristol, United Kingdom: Bristol University Press.

  • Thomas, Natalie (2021). Historical methods in the critical study of drug policy. History and crime: a transdisciplinary approach. (pp. 171-188) edited by Thomas J. Kehoe and Jeffrey E. Pfeifer. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing. doi: 10.1108/978-1-80117-698-920211013

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