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Natasha Du Rose is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Roehampton. She has extensive research experience in drug use and policy and has also conducted research on restorative justice and self-injury. Prior to her career as a lecturer, Natasha worked in women's therapy and crisis centres as a practitioner, co-ordinating and training helpline volunteers. She also has experience of training professionals in a broad range of settings on women's mental health.


Ph.D in Sociology/Criminology (Oct. 2002 - Dec. 2006) University of Bath.

M. Phil. Social Science (Oct. 2001 - Sep. 2002) University of Bath.

M.Sc. in Women's Studies (Distinction) (October 1997 - Sep 1999), University of Bristol.

B.A. (hons) Philosophy and Literature (1st) (Oct 1992 - June 1995), University of Warwick.

Research interests

Natasha's research interests include drug use and policy, women, identity and social justice, women in prison, restorative approaches in schools and the criminal justice system, the governance of socially excluded, marginalised or vulnerable individuals and the relation between crime, harm and social justice.

Research projects

The Service Needs of Stimulant Users in Reading (2009) Bristol University and Reading Drug and Alcohol Action Team (funded by Reading Drug and Alcohol Action Team).

An Evaluation of Restorative Approaches in Schools (2009) Kings College London and RAiS.

Local Needs Analysis: The Current Service Needs of Women Who Self Injure (2009) Bristol Crisis Service for Women (funded by the National Lottery: National Lottery Millennium Award).

Professional affiliations

International Drug Policy Consortium

Drug Policy Alliance

Transform Drug Policy Foundation

The Higher Education Authority

Consultancy work

Reading Drug and Alcohol Team - Services for female drug users and stimulant users in Reading.

Nillari Bristol - Services for female drug users.


Drug use and policy, criminological and sociological theory, critical criminology, qualitative research methods.