Katinka Van De Ven

Research Fellow
Dr Katinka van de Ven is a Research Fellow as part of the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC). Her current work is focussed on how funding arrangements, purchasing mechanisms and workforce characteristics of alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment agencies impacts on client outcomes (the Horizons project). Katinka also specialises in the use and supply of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs), which includes projects surrounding the prevention of PIED use, harm reduction policies and improving healthcare services for users. She also conducts research concerned with translating empirical evidence regarding the use and supply of PIEDs into useful information for healthcare professionals, decision makers, and other stakeholders. 
Katinka is a Honorary Research Fellow at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University. She is a Editor-in-Chief of Performance Enhancement & Health and the Director of the Human Enhancement Drug Network (HEDN). The aim of HEDN is to provide evidence-based information, to share knowledge and experience, to provide harm reduction and human enhancement drug (HED) education, and to collaborate in this growing field of HEDs.
Broad research areas:
Alcohol and other drug use, treatment service systems, drugs and the internet, drug policy, harm reduction, performance and image enhancing drugs, anti-doping, health, nutrition and sports.

Publications

Book Chapters
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Van de Ven K; Mulrooney KJD, 2018, 'Drug testing high school athletes and fitness.', in Newton DE (ed.), Steroids and Doping in Sports: A Reference Handbook, edn. 2, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California
2018
Van de Ven K; Mulrooney KJD, 2018, 'The fittest on Earth: lifestyle, consumer culture and the use of human enhancement drugs within CrossFit communities', in Smith O; Raymen T (ed.), Deviant Leisure: Contemporary Perspectives on Leisure and Harm, Palgrave, London
2018
Van de Ven K, 2017, 'Illicit performance and image enhancing drug markets', in Siegel D; Nelen H (ed.), Contemporary organized crime: developments, challenges and responses, edn. Studies of Organized Crime, Springer, New York, pp. 25 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55973-5_3
2017
Journal articles
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Kiepek N; Van de Ven K; Dunn M; Forlini C, 2019, 'Seeking legitimacy for broad understandings of substance use', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 73, pp. 58 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.07.014
2019
Ritter A; van de Ven K, 2019, 'Is health or social welfare the right question? Response to commentaries', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 38, pp. 129 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12900
2019
Ritter A; van de Ven K, 2019, 'Alcohol and other drug treatment commissioning and purchasing: Is it health care or social-welfare?', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 38, pp. 119 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12871
2019
Mulrooney KJD; van de Ven K; McVeigh J; Collins R, 2019, 'Commentary: Steroid Madness- has the dark side of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) been over-stated?', Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 6, pp. 98 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2019.03.001
2019
Ritter A; van de Ven K, 2019, 'Is health or social welfare the right question? Response to commentaries', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 38, pp. 129 - 130,
2019
Dunn M; McKay FH; van de Ven K, 2019, 'There's a (drug policy) storm coming', Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 6, pp. 95 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2019.05.001
2019
van de Ven K; Ritter A; Roche A, 2019, 'Alcohol and other drug (AOD) staffing and their workplace: examining the relationship between clinician and organisational workforce characteristics and treatment outcomes in the AOD field', DRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2019.1622649
2019
van de Ven K; Zahnow R; McVeigh J; Winstock A, 2019, 'The modes of administration of anabolic-androgenic steroid users (AAS): are non-injecting people who use steroids overlooked?', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2019.1608910
2019
Dunn M; McKay FH; van de Ven K, 2019, 'There's a (drug policy) storm coming', Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 6, pp. 95 - 97,
2019
Corazza O; Simonato P; Demetrovics Z; Mooney R; van de Ven K; Roman-Urrestarazu A; Rácmolnár L; De Luca I; Cinosi E; Santacroce R; Marini M; Wellsted D; Sullivan K; Bersani G; Martinotti G, 2019, 'The emergence of Exercise Addiction, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and other image-related psychopathological correlates in fitness settings: A cross sectional study', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0213060 - e0213060, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213060
2019
van de Ven K; Zahnow R; McVeigh J; Winstock A, 2019, 'The modes of administration of anabolic-androgenic steroid users (AAS): are non-injecting people who use steroids overlooked?', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy,
2019
Mulrooney KJ D; van de Ven K; McVeigh J; Collins R, 2019, 'Commentary: Steroid Madness- has the dark side of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) been over-stated?', Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 6, pp. 98 - 102,
2019
Corazza O; Simonato P; Demetrovics Z; Mooney R; van de Ven K; Roman-Urrestarazu A; Rácmolnár L; De Luca I; Cinosi E; Santacroce R; Marini M; Wellsted D; Sullivan K; Bersani G; Martinotti G, 2019, 'The emergence of Exercise Addiction, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and other image-related psychopathological correlates in fitness settings: A cross sectional study', PLoS ONE, vol. 14,
2019
van de Ven K, 2018, 'Welcome message from the new Editor-in-Chief', Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 6, pp. 43,
2018
Van de Ven K; Maher L; Wand H; Memedovic S; Jackson E; Iversen J, 2018, 'Health risk and health seeking behaviours among people who inject performance and image enhancing drugs who access needle syringe programs in Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review,
2018
van de Ven K, 2018, 'Welcome message from the new Editor-in-Chief', Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 6, pp. 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2018.08.001
2018
Van de Ven K; Maher L; Wand H; Memedovic S; Jackson E; Iversen J, 2018, 'Health risk and health seeking behaviours among people who inject performance and image enhancing drugs who access needle syringe programs in Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 37, pp. 837 - 846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12831
2018
Koenraadt R; Van de Ven K, 2017, 'The Internet and lifestyle drugs: an analysis of demographic characteristics, methods, and motives of online purchasers of illicit lifestyle drugs in the Netherlands.', Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, vol. 25, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2017.1369936
2017
van de Ven K; Koenraadt R, 2017, 'Exploring the relationship between online buyers and sellers of image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs): Quality issues, trust and self-regulation', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 50, pp. 48 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.09.004
2017
Henning A; van de Ven K, 2017, '‘Counting your steps’: The use of wearable technology to promote employees’ health and wellbeing', Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 5, pp. 123 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2017.11.002
2017
van de Ven K; Mulrooney KJD, 2017, 'Social suppliers: Exploring the cultural contours of the performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) market among bodybuilders in the Netherlands and Belgium', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 40, pp. 6 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.07.009
2017
van de Ven K, 2016, 'Markten, cultuur en prestatie- en uiterlijkbevorderende middelen (PUBM): de eigenschappen van dealers die opereren in België en Nederland', Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, vol. 6, pp. 26 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.5553/tcc/221195072016006002002
2016
van de Ven K, 2016, '‘Blurred lines’: Anti-doping, national policies, and the performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) market in Belgium and The Netherlands', Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 4, pp. 94 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2016.03.003
2016
Fincoeur B; van de Ven K; Mulrooney KJD, 2015, 'The symbiotic evolution of anti-doping and supply chains of doping substances: how criminal networks may benefit from anti-doping policy', Trends in Organized Crime, vol. 18, pp. 229 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12117-014-9235-7
2015
van de Ven K; Dunn M; Mulrooney K, 'Performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) producers and suppliers: a retrospective content analysis of PIED-provider cases in Australia from 2010-2016', Trends in Organized Crime, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12117-018-9348-5
van de Ven K; Ritter A; Roche A, 'Alcohol and other drug (AOD) staffing and their workplace: examining the relationship between clinician and organisational workforce characteristics and treatment outcomes in the AOD field', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, pp. 1 - 14,
van de Ven K; Dunn M; Mulrooney K, 'Performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) producers and suppliers: a retrospective content analysis of PIED-provider cases in Australia from 2010-2016', Trends in Organized Crime,
Other
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Van de Ven K; Zahnow R, 2017, Why Australia should stop ramping up their steroid laws and help users instead, https://theconversation.com/australia-should-stop-beefing-up-its-steroid-laws-that-wont-help-users-77343
2017
van de Ven K; Mulrooney KJD, 2016, In a bid for the perfect profile pic, young men are increasingly turning to steroids, https://theconversation.com/in-a-bid-for-the-perfect-profile-pic-young-men-are-increasingly-turning-to-steroids-60874
2016
van de Ven K; Mulrooney K, 2016, Doping controls in gyms – ineffective, costly and more common than you think, https://theconversation.com/doping-controls-in-gyms-ineffective-costly-and-more-common-than-you-think-68797
2016
Van de Ven K; Mulrooney KJD, 2015, Safety of contaminated vitamins and nutritional supplements can’t be left to consumers, https://theconversation.com/safety-of-contaminated-vitamins-and-nutritional-supplements-cant-be-left-to-consumers-39901
2015
Mulrooney KJD; Van de Ven K, 2015, Why organised crime should not be used to shape anti-doping policy, https://theconversation.com/why-organised-crime-should-not-be-used-to-shape-anti-doping-policy-42385
2015
Reports
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Ritter A; van de Ven K, 2017, Phase 1 of the development of a National Treatment Framework for drug and alcohol treatment services, Commonwealth Department of Health
2017