Ms Gemma Nourse

 Gemma Nourse

Gemma Nourse is a PhD candidate at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, within the Drugs, Gender and Sexuality Research Program. Her PhD draws on feminist theory, critical drug studies and science and technology studies to examine the relationships between performance and image-enhancing drugs (PIEDs), health and masculinity. This research has contributed to Australian Research Council-funded project on PIED injecting among Australian men undertaken by the Drugs, Gender and Sexuality Research Program and partners.


  • Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies, University of Sydney
  • BA (Hons), Australian National University

Research Interests

  • Gender, illicit drug use, ideas of addiction, ideas of health, the body