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 shifts in the ideologies, discourses, and practices of drug treatment professionals; the relationship between research and policy; harm reduction in prisons; the shift towards 'recovery' in drugs policy and practice; and stakeholders in addictions policy. 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 also one of the Editors-in-Chief of the peer reviewed journal: Drugs: education, prevention and policy.http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/idep20#.Vvpmf2PcrlI
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 4740 Drugs, Crime and Criminology (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 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.
2000 PGCERT (Higher Education), Middlesex University
1999 PhD 'Containing contradictions: the development of prison drug policy in England since 1980', Middlesex University
1991 MPhil Criminology, University of Cambridge (funded by Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship and Wakefield Scholarship in Criminology)
1990 BA (Hon) Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
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.
Refereed journal articles
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, (advance online 8 February 2016; 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. (early online)
Duke, K. (2015) ‘Exchanging ‘expertise’ and constructing boundaries: the development of a transnational knowledge network around heroin assisted treatment’, International Journal of Drug Policy. (early online, http://dx.doi.org/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.
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.
Thom, B., Duke, K., Asmussen Frank, V., and Bjerge, B. (2013) 'Stakeholders in opioid substitution treatment policy: similarities and differences in six European countries', Substance Use and Misuse, 48(11): 933-942
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, Special Edition, 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). Deja vu?: opportunities and obstacles in developing alcohol policy in English prisons. Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 12 (5): 417-430.
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): 398-408.
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 UK drug policy", in MacGregor, S. (ed). Responding to Drugs Misuse: Research and Policy Priorities in Health and Social Care. London: Routledge.
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.
Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Society
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Member of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, American Society of Criminology, the British Society of Criminology, and the Social Policy Association.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Programme Leader for MA Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies
Module Leader for CRM 4740 Drugs, Crime and Criminology (Distance Learning) and Module Leader CRM 3520 Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice
PhD Co-ordinator for Criminology and Sociology MPhil/PhD students.
Research Outputs & Interests
Current areas of work:
The interface between drugs, alcohol and criminal justice policy; drug and alcohol policy in prisons; shifts in the ideologies, discourses, and practices of drug treatment professionals; harm reduction in prisons; personalisation and drug treatment; recovery and criminal justice; evidence-based policy-making; implementation of drugs and alcohol policy at local level; stakeholder analysis in addictions policy (EU funded FP7 project 2011-2016: ALICE-RAP: Addictions Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe: Reframing Addictions Project, Work Package on Stakeholder Analysis http://www.alicerap.eu).