Seear, K & Mulcahy, S. (2023). ‘Forging new habits: Critical drug scholarship as an otherwise to rights’, The International Journal of Human Rights. DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2023.2227104

Mulcahy, S & Seear, K. (2023). ‘Backstage performances of parliamentary scrutiny, or coming together in parliamentary committee rooms’. Documenta 41(2).

Seear, K & Mulcahy, S. (2023). ‘Making rights and realities: How Australian human rights make gender, alcohol and other drugs’. Australian Feminist Studies. DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2023.2179971

Mulcahy, S & Seear, K. (2023). ‘A culture of rights finding its feet: Parliamentary human rights scrutiny in the Australian Capital Territory’. The Journal of Legislative Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13572334.2023.2185357

Seear, K. (2023). ‘Shifting solutions: tracking transformations of drugs, health and the “human” through human rights processes in Australia’. Health Sociology Review. DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2023.2254746

Kagan D, Seear K, Lenton E, Farrugia A, valentine k & Mulcahy S. (2023) ‘”I’m not hep C free”: Afterlives of hepatitis C in the era of cure’. Medical Humanities. DOI:

Mulcahy, S., Seear, K., Fraser, S., Farrugia, A., Kagan, D., Lenton E. & valentine, K. (2023). ‘Performing hepatitis C, problematising “cure”: The construction of hepatitis C (cure) through legal discourse’. Law and Literature. DOI: 10.1080/1535685X.2023.2221950

Kagan D, Seear K, Lenton E, Farrugia A., valentine k, Mulcahy S & Fraser S. (2023). ‘The trouble with normalisation: Transformations to hepatitis C healthcare and stigma in an era of viral elimination’, Sociology of Health and Illness 45(7): 1421-1440 DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.13638

Seear K, Fraser S, Mulcahy S, Kagan D, Lenton E, Farrugia A & valentine K (2023) ‘Echoes and antibodies: Legal veridiction and the emergence of the perpetual hepatitis C subject, Social and Legal Studies 32(2): 216236 DOI: 10.1177/09646639221115698

Seear K, Mulcahy S, Kagan D, Lenton E, Fraser S, valentine k & Farrugia A. (2022) ‘Complicating cure: How Australian criminal law shapes imagined post-hepatitis C futures’, Sociology of Health and Illness 45(1): 179-195 DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.13562

Walker S, Wilson M, Seear K, Doyle M, Saich F, Stoové M. & Winter R. (2023). ‘Police custody in Australia: A call for transparency and accountability’, Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health 47(2). DOI: 10.1016/j.anzjph.2023.100040

Seear K & Fraser S (2022) ‘Making Australian institutions in newspaper coverage of the #MeToo movement: exceptionalism, co-production and agency’, Feminist Media Studies 23(3) DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2021.2010788

Seear K. (2023). ‘Making addicts: Critical reflections on agency and responsibility from lawyers and decision makers’, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 30(1): 33-50. DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2022.2112099

Wangmann J, Bartlett F, Batagol B, Booth T, Douglas H, Kaye M & Seear K. (2023). ‘What is “good” domestic violence lawyering? Views from specialist legal services in Australia’. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 37(1). DOI: 10.1093/lawfam/ebac034



Mulcahy S, Seear K, Fraser S, Farrugia A, Kagan D, Lenton E, Elphick L & Holas N (2022) ‘Insurance discrimination and hepatitis C: Recent developments and the need for reforms’, Insurance Law Journal 32(2): 179-195. Opal link 

Mulcahy S & Seear K (2022) ‘On tables, doors and listening spaces: Parliamentary human rights scrutiny processes and engagement of others’, Australian Journal of Human Rights 28(2): 1-22 DOI: 10.1080/1323238x.2022.2135677

Mulcahy S & Seear K (2022) ‘Playing to the gallery: The invocation of human rights, legal actors, and outside audiences in debates on roadside drug testing in the Australian Capital Territory’, Griffith Law Review 31(2):240-265 DOI: 10.1080/10383441.2022.2082697

Seear K & Mulcahy S (2022) ‘Enacting Safety and Omitting Gender: Australian Human Rights Scrutiny Processes Concerning Alcohol and Other Drug Laws’ Contemporary Drug Problems 49(3): 258-277 DOI: 10.1177/00914509211065141

Seear K & valentine k (2022) ‘Fault/Lines: New Directions in Critical Drug Scholarship Inspired by the Work of David Moore and Colleagues’, Contemporary Drug Problems 49(3): 251-257. DOI: 10.1177/00914509221112730


Seear K & Lenton E (2021) ‘Becoming posthuman: Hepatitis C, the race to elimination and the politics of remaking the subject’, Health Sociology Review 30(3): 229-243 DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2021.1971102

Seear K, Fraser S, & Boyd S (2021) ‘A highly charged field: Mapping energies, currents and desires for reform in Canadian expert responses to drug law’, International Journal of Drug Policy 91 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102936

Pennay A, Savic M, Seear K, Volpe I, Manning V & Room R (2021) ‘Decriminalising public drunkenness: Accountability and monitoring needed in the ongoing and evolving management of public intoxication’, Drug and Alcohol Review 40(2): 205-209 DOI: 10.1111/dar.13169

Seear K, Fraser S, Farrugia A & valentine K (2021) ‘Beyond a “post-cure” world: Sketches for a new futurology of hepatitis C’, International Journal of Drug Policy 94: 103042. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.103042

Seear K, Fraser S & Madden A (2021) ‘The problem of the subject: The politics of post-mortem rights in the aftermath of drug-related deaths’, Australian Feminist Law Journal 46(2): 169–188 DOI: 10.1080/13200968.2021.1885201

Lenton E, Johnson J & Brown G (2021) ‘Upscaling HIV and hepatitis C testing in primary healthcare settings: Stigma-sensitive practice’, Australian Journal of Primary Health 27(4): 255-258 DOI: 10.1071/PY20176

Haber, P.S. (2021). ‘New Australian guidelines for the treatment of alcohol problems: an overview of recommendations’. Medical Journal of Australia, 215(S7): S3-S32. DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51254

King O, Davis C, Clemans A, Coles J, Crampton P, Jacobs N, McKeown T, Morphet J, Seear K. & Rees C. (2021). ‘Dignity during work-integrated learning: what does it mean for supervisors and students?’ Studies in Higher Education, 46(4): 721-736. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2019.1650736


Seear K (2020) ‘Drug policy’s past, present and future: Where should Australia head now?’ Alternative Law Journal 45(4) DOI: 10.1177/1037969X20938488

valentine k & Seear K (2020) ‘Commentary on Alex Stevens’ (2020) Critical realism and the “ontological politics of drug policy”’, International Journal of Drug Policy 84 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102879

Moore D, Hart A, Fraser S, & Seear K (2020) ‘Masculinities, practices and meanings: A critical analysis of recent literature on the use of performance- and image-enhancing drugs among men’, Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine 24(6) DOI: 10.1177/1363459319838595

Walker S, Seear K, Higgs P, Stoové M & Wilson M (2020) ‘“A spray bottle and a lollipop stick”: An examination of policy prohibiting sterile injecting equipment in prison and effects on young men with injecting drug use histories’, International Journal of Drug Policy 80 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.07.027

Fraser S, Fomiatti R, Moore D, Seear K & Aitken C (2020) ‘Is another relationship possible? Connoisseurship and the doctor–patient relationship for men who consume performance and image-enhancing drugs’, Social Science and Medicine 246 DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112720

Seear K (2020) ‘Addressing alcohol and other drug stigma: Where to next?’ Drug and Alcohol Review 39(2) DOI: 10.1111/dar.13028

Fomiatti R, Lenton E, Latham J, Fraser S, Moore D, Seear K & Aitken C (2020) ‘Maintaining the healthy body: Blood management and hepatitis C prevention among men who inject performance and image-enhancing drugs’, International Journal of Drug Policy 75 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.10.016

Seear K, Moore D, Fraser S, Fomiatti R & Aitken C (2020) ‘Consumption in contrast: The politics of comparison in healthcare practitioners’ accounts of men who inject performance and image-enhancing drugs’, International Journal of Drug Policy 85 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102883

Gordon E, Henao SR, Duque AZ & Dolan-Evans E (2020) ‘Power, poverty and peace-building: The violence that sustains inequalities and undermines peace in Columbia Conflict, Security and Development’ 20(6) DOI: 10.1080/14678802.2020.1848119


Latham JR, Fraser S, Fomiatti R, Moore D, Seear K & Aitken C (2019) ‘Men’s performance and image-enhancing drug use as self-transformation: Working out in makeover culture’, Australian Feminist Studies 34(100) DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2019.1644952

Fomiatti R, Latham JR, Fraser S, Moore D, Seear K & Aitken C (2019) A ‘messenger of sex’? Making testosterone matter in motivations for anabolic-androgenic steroid injecting’, Health Sociology Review 28(3) DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2019.1678398

Sarmiento E, Seear K & Fraser S (2019) ‘Enacting alcohol and other drug (testing)-related harms in an Australian drug court’, Contemporary Drug Problems 46(3) DOI: 10.1177/0091450919865299

Gardner J, Carter A, O’Brien K & Seear K (2019) ‘Psychedelic-assisted therapies: The past, and the need to move forward responsibly’, International Journal of Drug Policy 70 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.05.019


Fraser S, valentine K & Seear K (2018) ‘Emergent publics of alcohol and other drug policymaking’, Critical Policy Studies 12(1) DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2016.1191365

Seear K & Fraser S (2018). ‘Euthanasia for what? Attending to the role of stigma in addiction-related “intractable suffering” and “incurability”, Addiction 113(7) DOI: 10.1111/add.14105


Moore D, Fraser S, Keane H, Seear K & valentine k (2017) ‘Missing masculinities: Gendering practices in Australian alcohol research and policy’, Australian Feminist Studies 32(93) DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2017.1407639

McNamara L, Quilter J, Seear K & Room R (2017) ‘Evidence of Intoxication in Australian Criminal Courts: A Complex Variable with Multiple Effects’, Monash University Law Review 43(1)

Seear K (2017) ‘The emerging role of lawyers as addiction “quasi-experts”’, International Journal of Drug Policy 44 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.05.008

Lancaster K, Seear K & Ritter A (2017) ‘Making medicine; producing pleasure: A critical examination of medicinal cannabis policy and law in Victoria’, Australia International Journal of Drug Policy 49 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.07.020

Seear K, Lancaster K & Ritter A (2017) ‘A new framework for evaluating the potential for drug law to produce stigma: insights from an Australian study’, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 45(4) DOI: 10.1177/1073110517750599

Barratt MJ, Seear K & Lancaster K (2017), ‘A critical examination of the definition of “psychoactive effect” in Australian drug legislation’, International Journal of Drug Policy 40 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.10.002


Quilter J, McNamara L, Seear K & Room R (2016) ‘The definition and significance of “intoxication” in Australian criminal law: A case study of Queensland’s “safe night out” legislation’, Queensland University of Technology Law Review 16(2) DOI: 10.5204/qutlr.v16i2.654

Quilter J, McNamara L, Seear K & Room R (2016) ‘Criminal law and the effects of alcohol and other drugs: A national study of the significance of “intoxication” in Australian legislation’, University of New South Wales Law Journal 39(1)

Seear K & Fraser S (2016) ‘Addiction veridiction: Gendering agency in legal mobilisations of addiction discourse’, Griffith Law Review 25(1) DOI: 10.1080/10383441.2016.1164654

Sifris R, Seear K & Grant G (2016) ‘Gender, health and the law: Opportunities and challenges for reform’, Griffith Law Review 25(1) DOI: 10.1080/10383441.2016.1212468

Lenton E & Fraser S (2016) ‘Hepatitis C health promotion and the anomalous sexual subject’, Social Theory and Health 14(1) DOI: 10.1057/sth.2015.6


Seear K, Fraser S, Moore D & Murphy D (2015) ‘Understanding and responding to anabolic steroid injecting and hepatitis C risk in Australia: A research agenda’, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy 22(5) DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2015.1061975

Lancaster K, Seear K & Treloar C (2015) ‘Laws prohibiting peer distribution of injecting equipment in Australia: a critical analysis of their effects’, International Journal of Drug Policy 26(12) 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.05.014

Seear K (2015) ‘Making addiction, making gender: A feminist performativity analysis of Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Limited’, Australian Feminist Law Journal 41(1) DOI: 10.1080/13200968.2015.1031932

Kagan D (2015) ‘“Re-crisis”: Barebacking, sex panic and the logic of epidemic, Sexualities: Studies in Culture and Society 18(7) DOI: 10.1177/1363460714557663


Seear K (2014) ‘Habitus and drug using environments: Health, place and lived-experience’, Drug and Alcohol Review 33(6) DOI: 10.1111/dar.12178

Seear K & Fraser S (2014) ‘Beyond criminal law: The multiple constitution of addiction in Australian legislation’, Addiction Research and Theory 22(5) DOI: 10.3109/16066359.2014.910511

Seear K & Fraser S (2014) ‘The addict as victim: Producing the “problem” of addiction in Australian victims of crime compensation laws’, International Journal of Drug Policy 25(5) DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.02.016

Seear K & Moore D (2014) ‘Complexity: Researching alcohol and other drugs in a multiple world Contemporary Drug Problems’ 41(3) DOI: 10.1177/009145091404100302

Kagan D (2014) ‘Possessions and dispossession: Homo economicus and neoliberal sociality in The Line of BeautyContinuum’ 28(6) DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2014.96640710.1080/10304312.2014.966407


Seear K (2013) ‘What do we really know about doping “effects”? An argument for doping effects as co-constituted “phenomena”, Performance Enhancement and Health 2(4) DOI: 10.1016/j.peh.2014.04.002

Seear K (2013) ‘Beyond the Boundary: Drugs, the body and sport’, Contemporary Drug Problems 40(2) DOI: 10.1177/009145091304000204

Lenton E, White B, Aitken C, Hellard M & Higgs P (2013) ‘Preventing hepatitis C virus transmission among young people in the justice system’, Children and Youth Services Review 35(5) DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.02.005

Seear K, Gray R, Fraser S, Treloar C, Bryant J & Brener L (2012) ‘Rethinking safety and fidelity: The role of love and intimacy in hepatitis C transmission and prevention’, Health Sociology Review 21(3) DOI: 10.5172/hesr.2012.21.3.272

Lenton E, Fraser S, Moore D & Treloar C (2011) ‘Hepatitis C, love and intimacy: Beyond the “anomalous body”’ Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy 18(3) DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2010.485939

Seear K & Fraser S (2010) ‘Ben cousins and the “double life”: Exploring citizenship and the voluntarity /compulsivity binary through the experiences of a “drug addicted” elite athlete’, Critical Public Health 20(4) DOI: 10.1080/09581591003653132

Seear K, Fraser S & Lenton E (2010) ‘Guilty or angry? The politics of emotion in accounts of hepatitis C transmission’, Contemporary Drug Problems 37(4) DOI: 10.1177/009145091003700406

Seear K & Fraser S (2010) ‘The “sorry addict”: Ben Cousins and the construction of drug use and addiction in elite sport’, Health Sociology Review 19(2) DOI: 10.5172/hesr.2010.19.2.176