Dr Geoff Noller has a background in social science and qualitative research, with a focus on drug use as a cultural practice. He commenced his PhD at Otago University’s Anthropology Department, completing his thesis (Cannabis in New Zealand) with the Otago University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine in 2007.
Geoff is a self-employed consultant with an interest in substance use, including independent research and projects partnered with the tertiary, NGO and private sectors. He has undertaken ethnographic fieldwork in New Zealand, Australia and the Caribbean. His current positions include research coordinator for the New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme (NZ NEP) and Assistant Research Fellow with the Dunedin School of Medicine’s Department of General Practice and Rural Health. He is based in Ōtepoti-Dunedin.