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Fiona Hutton is a senior lecturer at Victoria University and joined the Institute of Criminology from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Past research has focussed on mental health, family support services, education and health needs in inner city areas, outreach work with injecting drug users, the homeless and street based sex workers.
Fiona's current research interests focus on youth crime, youth cultures, drug and alcohol use, gender, risk and harm minimisation. her recent research projects have focussed on graffiti and tagging, alcohol and harm reduction, BZP-based party pills. Fiona is currently working on a 3-year Marsden project as a principle researcher entitled "Flaunting it on Facebook: Young adults, drinking stories and the cult of celebrity'.