Katinka van de Ven

Katinka van de Ven, M.A. & Msc.

Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology, The University of Kent, Universität Hamburg, Universiteit Utrecht and Eötvös Loránd University


Katinka van de Ven holds a M.Sc. in psychology and a M.A. in criminology from the Utrecht University. She has recently completed her Ph.D. as part of the Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology (DCGC) at the University of Kent and the Utrecht University. Her principal research interests are the use and supply of human enhancement drugs (HEDs), and its control policies, in general, while her Ph.D. focused on the production, distribution and use of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs). She specifically sought to explore how these dealing networks form and develop in Belgium and the Netherlands. Following the recent completion of her Ph.D., she in collaboration with her colleague Kyle Mulrooney created the Human Enhancement Drug Network (www.humanenhancementdrugs.com). The goal of the network and the HED website is to provide evidence-based information, to share knowledge and experience, and to collaborate in this growing field of HEDs. Her research interests are in the field of human enhancement drugs (HEDs), drug use and supply, drug policy, anti-doping, health, nutrition and sports. Outside of her academic career, Van de Ven is also highly active in Crossfit, both as a trainer and coach, and bodybuilding, and in her spare time advises clients on nutrition and supplements. 

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Email: kv54@kent.ac.uk

Twitter: @katinkavandeven (https://twitter.com/katinkavandeven)

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Academia: https://kent.academia.edu/KatinkavandeVen