Dr Renae Fomiatti

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Dr Renae Fomiatti is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sociology, in the School of Humanities and Social Science at Deakin University. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University. She conducts qualitative research on the social, cultural, political and gendered dimensions of alcohol and other drug use, treatment, health and recovery. Her research is informed by contemporary feminist theory, feminist science studies and science and technology studies. She previously held appointments in the Drugs, Gender and Sexuality (DruGS) Program at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University and at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University.

Her current research explores enhancement drug consumption, connections between drugs, health, enhancement and wellness, and experiences of hepatitis C treatment and cure.

Her research has appeared in international journals including Social Science and Medicine; Sociology of Health & Illness; The International Journal of Drug Policy; Qualitative Health Research; and Health Sociology Review. She has published on topics related to injecting drug use and addiction; the politics of recovery; gender and consumption; performance and image-enhancing drug consumption; and take-home naloxone and overdose.

Renae is the co-convenor of the TASA Health Sociology Group, an editorial board member of the journal Health Sociology Review, and Book Reviews Editor for Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.
For a full list of Renae’s publications, grants and projects, go to her Deakin profile.


  • PhD, Curtin University
  • BA (Hons), La Trobe University