Vendula Belackova

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr. Vendula Belackova is an Endeavour visiting fellow with the Drug Policy Modelling Program at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (August 2014 – January 2015). She is working on a comparative study of cannabis policies and markets in the Czech Republic, Australia (New South Wales) and the U. S. (Florida) that will increase the evidence-base for cannabis policy makers. Her work involves quantitative and qualitative data analysis, policy analysis, and in particular, interviewing cannabis users and market participants.

Dr. Belackova graduated in addictology, economic policy and media studies and her home institution is the Department of Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. In the past five years, she has been coordinating research projects on cannabis markets, the social costs of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs, and on new psychoactive substances in the Czech Republic, and in the E.U. In 2008, she spent one academic year at Florida State University as a Fulbright visiting scholar. Apart from her academic work, she has acted as a spokesperson of a petition on medicinal cannabis that has achieved legislative changes leading to patient´s access to medicinal cannabis in the Czech Republic.

Publications

Book Chapters
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2016, '"Friendly" marijuana markets in the Czech Republic and in the U. S. - drug policy outcomes and risks', in , pp. 47 - 70,
2016
Belackova V; Zabransky T, 2016, '"Friendly" marijuana markets in the Czech Republic and in the U. S. - drug policy outcomes and risks', in Friendly Business: International Views on Social Supply, Self-Supply and Small-Scale Drug Dealing, pp. 47 - 70,
2016
Conference Abstracts
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Salmon AM; Belackova V; Silins E; Jauncey M; Day CA, 2018, 'BEYOND A SAFE INJECTION: WHAT ARE THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF CLIENTS OF A SUPERVISED INJECTING FACILITY?', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S15 - S15,
2018
2018, 'BEYOND A SAFE INJECTION: WHAT ARE THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF CLIENTS OF A SUPERVISED INJECTING FACILITY?', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S15 - S15
2018
2018, 'SYMPOSIUM: ABOVE AND BEYOND - AN EXPLORATION OF CARE BEYOND SUPERVISED INJECTIONS AT THE UNITING MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S14 - S14
2018
Salmon AM; Silins E; Belackova V; Jauncey M; Day CA; Lafferty L; Wood W, 2018, 'SYMPOSIUM: ABOVE AND BEYOND - AN EXPLORATION OF CARE BEYOND SUPERVISED INJECTIONS AT THE UNITING MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S14 - S14,
2018
Day C; Belackova V; Salmon AM; Jauncey ME; Schwanz RS; Hiley S; Demirkol A; Latimer J; White M; Schatz E, 2017, 'SYMPOSIUM: CHANGING NEEDS AND EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DRUG CONSUMPTION ROOMS AND SUPERVISED INJECTING FACILITIES', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 36, pp. 7 - 7,
2017
Conference Papers
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2017, 'INCREASING RATES OF HOMELESSNESS AMONG CLIENTS OF THE UNITING MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. 8 - 8
2017
2017, '1,000,000 MILLION INJECTIONS AT THE UNITING MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE, SYDNEY: REFLECTIONS AND REPERCUSSIONS', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. 8 - 8
2017
2017, 'DRUG CONSUMPTION ROOMS AS A SPACE TO INCREASE HEPATITIS C VIRUS TREATMENT COVERAGE: AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. 8 - 9
2017
Schwanz RS; Salmon AM; Belackova V; Jauncey ME; Hiley S; Demirkol A, 2017, 'INCREASING RATES OF HOMELESSNESS AMONG CLIENTS OF THE UNITING MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. 8 - 8,
2017
Day C; Belackova V; Salmon AM; Jauncey ME, 2017, '1,000,000 MILLION INJECTIONS AT THE UNITING MEDICALLY SUPERVISED INJECTING CENTRE, SYDNEY: REFLECTIONS AND REPERCUSSIONS', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. 8 - 8,
2017
Belackova V; Salmon AM; Schatz E; Jauncey ME, 2017, 'DRUG CONSUMPTION ROOMS AS A SPACE TO INCREASE HEPATITIS C VIRUS TREATMENT COVERAGE: AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. 8 - 9,
2017
Journal articles
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Drapalova E; Belackova V; Calado D; Van Dongen A; Paneva I; Pavarin R; Polidori E; Grund JP, 2019, 'Early Identification of Locally Emerging Trends in Psychoactive Substance Use–Experience and Best Practice in Four European Localities', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 54, pp. 1633 - 1645,
2019
Belackova V; Salmon AM; Day CA; Ritter A; Shanahan M; Hedrich D; Kerr T; Jauncey M, 2019, 'Drug consumption rooms: A systematic review of evaluation methodologies', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 38, pp. 406 - 422,
2019
Belackova V; Salmon AM; Jauncey M; Bell J, 2019, 'Learning from the past, looking to the future - Is there a place for injectable opioid treatment among Australia's responses to opioid misuse?', International Journal of Drug Policy,
2019
2019, 'Learning from the past, looking to the future - Is there a place for injectable opioid treatment among Australia's responses to opioid misuse?', International Journal of Drug Policy,
2019
2019, 'Overview of “home” cultivation policies and the case for community-based cannabis supply', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 71, pp. 36 - 46,
2019
2019, 'Beyond safer injecting—health and social needs and acceptance of support among clients of a supervised injecting facility', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16,
2019
Belackova V; Silins E; Salmon AM; Jauncey M; Day CA, 2019, '"Beyond Safer Injecting"-Health and Social Needs and Acceptance of Support among Clients of a Supervised Injecting Facility', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 16,
2019
Belackova V; Roubalova (Stefunkova) M; van de Ven K, 2019, 'Overview of “home” cultivation policies and the case for community-based cannabis supply', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 71, pp. 36 - 46,
2019
Belackova V; Stefunkova M, 2018, 'Interpreting the Czech drug decriminalization: The glass is half full – Response to Cerveny, J., Chomynova, P., Mravcik, V., & van Ours, J.C. (2017). Cannabis decriminalization and the age of onse', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 52, pp. 102 - 105,
2018
Belackova V; Brandnerova M; Vechet D, 2018, 'How Close to the “Honeypot?”: A Comparative Analysis of Cannabis Markets Under Two Different Policies Toward Personal Cultivation', International Criminal Justice Review, vol. 28, pp. 206 - 225,
2018
Coomber R; Moyle L; Belackova V; Decorte T; Hakkarainen P; Hathaway A; Laidler KJ; Lenton S; Murphy S; Scott J; Stefunkova M; van de Ven K; Vlaemynck M; Werse B, 2018, 'The burgeoning recognition and accommodation of the social supply of drugs in international criminal justice systems: An eleven-nation comparative overview', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 58, pp. 93 - 103,
2018
Bell J; Belackova V; Lintzeris N, 2018, 'Supervised Injectable Opioid Treatment for the Management of Opioid Dependence', Drugs, vol. 78, pp. 1339 - 1352,
2018
Belackova V; Shanahan M; Ritter A, 2018, 'Mapping regulatory models for medicinal cannabis: A matrix of options', Australian Health Review, vol. 42, pp. 403 - 411,
2018
Belackova V; Pazitny M; Drapalova E; Martinez M; van der Gouwe D; Begley E; Kidawa M; Tomkova A; Kmetonynova D, 2018, 'Assessing the impact of laws controlling the online availability of 25I-NBOMe, AH-7921, MDPV and MXE–outcomes of a semi-automated e-shop monitoring', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 25, pp. 109 - 117,
2018
2018, 'Interpreting the Czech drug decriminalization: The glass is half full – Response to Cerveny, J., Chomynova, P., Mravcik, V., & van Ours, J.C. (2017). Cannabis decriminalization and the age of onset of cannabis use', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 52, pp. 102 - 105,
2018
Belackova V; Wilkins C, 2018, 'Consumer agency in cannabis supply – Exploring auto-regulatory documents of the cannabis social clubs in Spain', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 54, pp. 26 - 34,
2018
M. Salmon A; Belackova V; Schwanz RS; Jauncey M; Hiley S; Demirkol A, 2017, 'Homelessness among clients of Sydney’s supervised injecting facility', Drugs and Alcohol Today, vol. 17, pp. 258 - 268,
2017
Belackova V; Ritter A; Shanahan M; Hughes CE, 2017, 'Assessing the concordance between illicit drug laws on the books and drug law enforcement: Comparison of three states on the continuum from “decriminalised” to “punitive”', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 41, pp. 148 - 157,
2017
Belackova V; Vacek J; Janikova B; Mravcik V; Zabransky T; Ivanovova L; Csemy L, 2017, '“Just another drug” for marginalized users: The risks of using synthetic cathinones among NSP clients in the Czech Republic', Journal of Substance Use, vol. 22, pp. 567 - 573,
2017
Wiessing L; Ferri M; Běláčková V; Carrieri P; Friedman SR; Folch C; Dolan K; Galvin B; Vickerman P; Lazarus JV; Mravčík V; Kretzschmar M; Sypsa V; Sarasa-Renedo A; Uusküla A; Paraskevis D; Mendão L; Rossi D; van Gelder N; Mitcheson L; Paoli L; Gomez CD; Milhet M; Dascalu N; Knight J; Hay G; Kalamara E; Simon R; Comiskey C; Rossi C; Griffiths P; Molinaro S; Franchini M; Siciliano V; Benedetti E; Perduca M; Ylli A; Anta GB; Bravo Portela MJ; Indave I; Rácz J; Zábranskỳ T; Štefunková M; Dávila PF; Salekesin M; Vorobjov S; Dan M; Fierbinteanu C; Popescu D; Verdes L; Abagiu AO; Hatzakis A; Moudatsou M; Antypas T; Cadet-Tairou A; Collins AM; Liddell D, 2017, 'Monitoring quality and coverage of harm reduction services for people who use drugs: A consensus study', Harm Reduction Journal, vol. 14,
2017
Brunt TM; Atkinson AM; Nefau T; Martinez M; Lahaie E; Malzcewski A; Pazitny M; Belackova V; Brandt SD, 2017, 'Online test purchased new psychoactive substances in 5 different European countries: A snapshot study of chemical composition and price', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 44, pp. 105 - 114,
2017
Belackova V; Janikova B; Vacek J; Fidesova H; Miovsky M, 2017, '“It can’t happen to me”: Alcohol drinkers on the 2012 outbreak of methanol poisonings and the subsequent prohibition in the Czech Republic', NAD Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, vol. 34, pp. 385 - 399,
2017
Belackova V; Maalsté N; Zabransky T; Grund JP, 2016, 'Corrigendum to "'Should I Buy or Should I Grow?" How drug policy institutions and drug market transaction costs shape the decision to self-supply with cannabis in the Netherlands and the Czech Republi', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 29, pp. 102,
2016
Belackova V; Tomkova A; Zabransky T, 2016, 'Qualitative research in Spanish cannabis social clubs: “The moment you enter the door, you are minimising the risks”', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 34, pp. 49 - 57,
2016
2016, 'Corrigendum to "'Should I Buy or Should I Grow?" How drug policy institutions and drug market transaction costs shape the decision to self-supply with cannabis in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic' [Int. J. Drug Policy 26 (2015) 296-310] DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.12.002', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 29, pp. 102,
2016
Belackova V; Maalsté N; Zabransky T; Grund JP, 2015, '"Should I Buy or Should I Grow?" How drug policy institutions and drug market transaction costs shape the decision to self-supply with cannabis in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 26, pp. 296 - 310,
2015
Miovsky M; Miller PM; Grund JP C; Belackova V; Gabrhelik R; Libra J, 2015, 'Academic education in addictology (addiction science) in the Czech Republic: Analysis of the (pre-1989) historical origins', NAD Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, vol. 32, pp. 527 - 538,
2015
2015, 'Academic education in addictology (addiction science) in the Czech Republic: Analysis of the (pre-1989) historical origins', NAD Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, vol. 32, pp. 527 - 538,
2015