Prior to joining Middlesex, I worked as a researcher in the Home Office Research and Planning Unit and was involved in two major studies on refugee settlement in Britain. Since then, my research has focused on the following areas: the interface between drugs and criminal justice policy; drugs and alcohol policy in prisons; the relationship between research and policy; harm reduction in prisons; the shift towards 'recovery' in drugs policy and practice; stakeholders in addictions policy and substance use prevention and young people. I have conducted research for the Home Office, Department of Health, former Central Drugs Co-ordination Unit (Cabinet Office), the Royal Society of Arts and the European Commission (FP7 ALICE RAP, Work Package on Stakeholders in Addiction).
I am currently leading an EU funded research project with Prof Betsy Thom (EPPIC: Exchanging prevention practices on polydrug use among youth in criminal justice systems 2017-2020 EPPIC project). I am also Co-Director of the Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and one of the Editors-in-Chief of the peer reviewed journal: Drugs: education, prevention and policy
My main areas of teaching are in the areas of drugs and criminal justice. I am the Programme Leader for the MA Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies and Module Leader for CRM 4607 Drugs and Crime (Distance Learning) and CRM 3520 Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice. I lead the prisons part of CRM 2530 Criminal Courts and Prisons. I supervise undergraduate and MA dissertation students and MPhil/PhD students across a range of topics. I am also the doctoral programme co-ordinator for Criminology and Sociology MPhil/PhD students.
Dr Duke discusses how her research interests impact her teaching and module choices.
Hellman, M., Berridge, V., Duke, K. and Mold, A. (eds) (2016) Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Duke, K. (2003). Drugs, Prisons and Policy-Making. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Thom, B., Duke, K. and Herring, R. (2017) ‘Workforce Development: Is there a paradigm shift?’, Drugs: education, prevention and policy, (early online).
Thom, B., Herring, R., Thickett, A. and Duke, K. (2016) ‘The Alcohol Health Alliance: the emergence of an advocacy coalition to stimulate policy change’, British Politics (2016), 11: 301. doi:10.1057/bp.2015.50.
Kolind, T. and Duke, K. (2016) Editorial: Drugs in prisons: exploring use, control, treatment and policy. Drugs: education, prevention and policy. 23(2): 89-93.
Duke, K. (2016) ‘Exchanging ‘expertise’ and constructing boundaries: the development of a transnational knowledge network around heroin assisted treatment’, International Journal of Drug Policy. 31: 56-63. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.12.004.
Bjerge, B., Duke, K. and Asmussen Frank, V. (2015) ‘The shifting roles of medical stakeholders in opioid substitution treatment: a comparison between Denmark and the UK’, Drugs and Alcohol Today, 15 (4): 216-230.
Asmussen Frank, V., Bjerge, B., Duke, K., Klein, A. and Stothard, B. (2015) ‘Stakeholder influences on drug and alcohol policy processes’, Drugs and Alcohol Today, 15 (4): 177-78.
Lancaster, K., Duke, K., and Ritter, A. (2015) ‘Producing the ‘problem of drugs’: a cross-national comparison of ‘recovery’ discourse in two Australian and British reports’, International Journal of Drug Policy, 26 (7), 617-625.
Duke, K. and Thom, B. (2014) ‘The role of evidence and the expert in contemporary processes of governance: the case of opioid substitution treatment policy in England’, International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(5): 964-971.
Thom, B., Duke, K., Asmussen Frank, V., and Bjerge, B. (2013) ‘Stakeholders in substitution treatment policy: similarities and differences in six European countries’, Substance Use and Misuse, 48 (11): 933-942.
Duke, K., Herring, R., Thickett, A., and Thom, B. (2013) ‘Substitution treatment in an era of recovery: an analysis of stakeholder roles and policy windows’, Substance Use and Misuse, 48 (11): 966-976.
Duke, K. (2012) ‘From crime to recovery: the reframing of British drugs policy?’, Journal of Drug Issues, 43(1): 1-17.
Duke, K. (2010) ‘Clashes in culture: the professionalization and criminalization of the drugs workforce’, British Journal of Community Justice, 8(2): 31-43.
Duke, K. (2006) “‘Out of crime and into treatment’? the criminalisation of contemporary drug policy since Tackling Drugs Together”, Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 13 (5): 409-15.
Duke, K. (2005) ‘Déjà vu?: Opportunities and obstacles in developing alcohol policy in English prisons’, Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 12 (5) 417-30.
Duke, K (2002) ‘Getting beyond the ‘official line’: reflections on dilemmas of access, knowledge, and power in researching policy networks’, Journal of Social Policy, 31(1): 39-59.
Duke, K (2001) ‘Evidence-based policy-making?: the interplay between research and the development of prison drugs policy’, Criminal Justice, 1 (3): 277-300.
Duke, K (2000) ‘Shifting agendas and policy networks: the case of prison drugs policy’ Drugs: education, prevention, and policy, 7(4), 393-408.
Duke, K. (1996) ‘The resettlement experiences of refugees in the UK: main findings from an interview study’, New Community, 22 (3), 461-78.
Chapters in edited books
Duke, K. and Kolind, T. (2016) ‘The prison population and illegal drug use’, in Kolind, T. et al (eds) Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Studies – social science perspectives, Volume 1, London: Sage.
Bjerge, B., Duke, K., Asmussen Frank, V., Rolando, S. and Eisenbach-Stangl, I. (2016) ‘Exploring user groups as stakeholders in drug policy processes in four European countries’ in Hellman, M., Berridge, V., Duke, K. and Mold, A. (eds) Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hellman, M., Berridge, V., Duke, K., and Mold, A. (2016) ‘Ownership of addiction: variations across time and place’, in Hellman, M., Berridge, V., Duke, K. and Mold, A. (eds) Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Duke, K. (2011) ‘Re-conceptualizing harm reduction in prisons’, in Fraser, S. and Moore, D. (eds). The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Duke, K. (2009) ‘The focus on crime and coercion in drugs policy’, in MacGregor, S. (ed) Responding to Drugs Misuse: research and policy priorities in health and social care. London: Routledge. 14-24.
Duke, K., Sales, R., and Gregory, J. (1999) ‘Refugee resettlement in Europe’, in: Bloch, A. and Levy, C. (eds) Refugees, Social Policy and Citizenship in Europe. London: Macmillan. 105-131
Duke, K. (2017) Producing the ‘problem’ of NPS use in British prisons, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Conference, Aarhus University, Denmark, 17-19 May 2017.
Duke, K. (2015) Exchanging, mobilizing and transferring 'expertise': the development of a transnational knowledge network around heroin-assisted treatment, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Conference, University of Ghent, 20-22 May 2015.
Duke, K. (2014) Who is an 'expert' and what is 'evidence'? The prospects for developing a civic science for drugs policy governance – paper presented at 40th Annual Kettil Bruun Society Conference, Torino, 9-13 June 2014.
Duke, K. (2013) Alternatives to Criminal Sanctions - paper presented at the EU Policy Seminar on Governance of Addictions, ALICE-RAP project, DG RTD, Brussels, 12 November 2013.
Duke, K. (2013) Evidence, experts and advocates: the case of substitution treatment policy in Britain - Paper presented at Under Control? Alcohol and drug regulation, past and present, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 21-23 June 2013.
Duke, K. (2012) Substitute prescribing in the era of 'recovery': a preliminary analysis of stakeholder roles and policy windows – Paper presented at the 38th Annual Kettil Bruun Society Conference, Stavanger, 4-8 June 2012.
Duke, K. (2009) Creating User-Centred Drug Services: the benefits and challenges, April 2009, Royal Society of Arts.
Duke, K (2009) Research-driven policy or policy-driven research? The case of prison drugs policy. Research for Government Training Course, HM Treasury.
Duke, K. (2003). Containing Contradictions: Prison Drugs Policy since 1980. Drug and Alcohol Seminar Series, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Co-Editor-in-Chief of refereed journal, Drugs: education, prevention and policy, http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/idep20