Adjunct Professor Suzanne Fraser

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DruGS team member

Suzanne Fraser is Adjunct Professor at ARCSHS and a member of the Drugs, Gender and Sexuality (DruGS) research program. Her research focuses on drug use, the body, gender, health and the self. She is strategic editorial advisor for Contemporary Drug Problems, and also an editorial board member for the International Journal of Drug Policy, Addiction Research and Theory, and Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.

Suzanne is the author of a number of books on the body and health in society and culture. Her most recent book is entitled Habits: Remaking addiction, co-authored with David Moore and Helen Keane, and her previous works cover a range of topics. Her first book, Cosmetic surgery, gender and culture, was based on her PhD research. Later books focused on methadone maintenance treatment (Substance and substitution: Methadone subjects in liberal societies, with kylie valentine, 2008), hepatitis C (Making disease, making citizens: The politics of hepatitis C, with Kate Seear, 2011), and the modern self (Vanity: 21st century selves, with Claire Tanner and JaneMaree Maher, 2013). She has also co-edited a collection of essays on drugs and addiction (The drug effect: Health, crime and society, with David Moore, 2011).

For a full list of Suzanne’s publications, grants and projects, click here.


  • Grad Cert Higher Education, Monash University
  • PhD Gender Studies, University of Sydney
  • BA(Hons) History and Women’s Studies, University of Sydney

Research Interests

  • Illicit drug use, drug treatments, ideas of compulsion and addiction, the body in society

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