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Dr Karenza Moore


Karenza Moore

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 593570

Research overview

Drug use in local and global dance music cultures

Emergent drug trends, including emergence of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and the 'recovery agenda'

Social and criminal/deviant aspects of 'new' technologies: mobile technologies, social media, surface/deep web

Social research methods in critical drug studies

Ethics in drug research


PhD supervision

I would be happy to receive PhD applications on the following topics:

Alcohol, novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and illegal drugs; drug use (risks, harms, pleasures); clubbing/raving; post-rave dance music cultures; night time economies; prevalence, use patterns/trends, contexts, meanings, motivations and consequences of drug use; prescription and OTC drugs; local national and international alcohol, drug and NPS policies and practice; history of Prohibition; recovery; sociology of futures; critical drug studies; youth studies; leisure studies; sociology of health and illness; deviance; crime, deviance and technologies; drugs online; narco-cultures; crime media studies; moral panics and drug scares;

Through my links with Lancaster University's Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (CGWS) in our Sociology Department, I also welcome potential doctoral students in the areas of: gender and illicit drug use; gender and dance club cultures, gender, sexuality and drug use

Through my links with The Institue of Social Futures I'd also welcome projects on 'Drug Futures'.

Current Teaching


SOCL101 Introduction to Sociology: Deviance and Social Control  

GWS101 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies: Gender and Drugs

SOCL326 Drugs and Society 

SOCL491 Research Projects in Practice (MA in Sociology, PhD students)

Soc 491/491a Cybercrime (MSc in Cybersecurity, MA in Sociology)


Additional Information

Selected conference papers

Moore, K (2015 forthcoming) TAP: The Afterparties Project (public lecture), Law Department, Manchester University, 2nd December 2015. Invited Speaker. 

Moore, K. and Bhardwa, B. (2014) Ibiza Discovered? Exploring the politics and contesting the practices of contemporary research in Ibiza, British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference, Leeds University, 23-25th April 2014.

Moore, K. (2014) “The Trance Triangle”? Club drugs, trance clubs and identities in the north west of England, Landscapes of Identity Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, 9th April 2014.

Measham, F., Moore, K. and Welch, Z. (2013) Phase 4 Emerging Drug Trends Research: The reorientation towards recovery in UK drug debate, policy and practice: Exploring Lancashire County Council, Recovery in Lancashire, Preston, 22nd November 2013.

Moore, K. (2013) Capturing Emerging Drug Trends in the Night-time Economy, HIT conference, FACT, Liverpool, UK, 15th November 2013. Invited Speaker.

Welch, Z., Moore, K. and Measham, F. (2013) What place for harm reduction in the ‘recovery age’?, International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) Annual Conference, Lithuania, 10th-13th June 2013.

Moore, K. and Measham, F. (2013) Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) ACROSS Practitioner Conference: Drugs - The Final Frontier, Accrington And Rosendale College, Lancashire, 21st February 2013.  Invited Speakers.

Moore, K. (2012) Masculinities in the North of England’s Trance Music Scene, BSA Youth Study Group - Young Masculinities: Challenges, Changes and Transitions, London, 2nd November 2012.

Moore, K. (2012) Futures of Psychoactive Drug-taking, Security Lancaster Launch Event, Lancaster University, 19th October 2012.

May-Chahall, C., Brennan, M., Walkerdine, J., Greenwood, P., Bhardwa, B., Moore, K. and Rashid, A. (2012) Safeguarding Cyborgs: Developing knowledge for safeguarding assessments in the context of new technologies: New Horizons in Safeguarding Children, University of Manchester Conference Centre, 23-24th May 2012.

Moore, K. and Measham, F. (2012) Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in an Age of Austerity, British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2012, University of Leeds, UK, 11th-13th April 2012.

Moore, K. (2012) The Role of Drugs in Club Culture TEDx event: Redefining the DJ, Vibe Bar, London, 29th March 2012. Invited Speaker

Moore, K. and Measham, F. (2011) GBL: The Forgotten Legal High, Contemporary Drug Problems Conference: Beyond the Buzzword: Problematising ‘Drugs’, Prato, Italy, 3-4th October 2011.

Moore, K. and Measham, F. (2011) Doing Gender, (Still) Doing Drugs: Past, Present and Future Feminist Scholarship on Gender and Drug Use, FWSA 2011 Conference: The Futures of Feminism: New directions in Feminist, Women’s and Gender Studies, Brunel University, West London, 5-7th July 2011.

Moore, K. and Measham, F. (2011) Ketamine Use in the UK, Birmingham City Hospital Urologists’ Group, 6th June 2011. Invited Speakers. 

Moore, K (2010), Digital Affect: 'Committed Clubbers', ICTs and the War on Drugs, The Technological Dimension of the Public Realm, Piensa Madrid, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, 22nd-24rd September 2010. Invited Speaker.

Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2010) Health, Safety and Pleasure in UK Night Time Economy, Public Safety in the Night Time Economy conference, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, 21st September 2010.

Moore, K. (2010), Digital Affect and Clubbing Cultures: Reflection, anticipation, counter-reaction, Affective Fabrics of Digital Cultures International Conference, Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures (RICC), Manchester University, UK, 3rd/4th June, 2010.

Buscher, M., Boyko, C., Dant, T. and Moore, K (2010), The New Interaction Order?, Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) Annual Research Day, Lancaster University, UK, 14th June, 2010.

Buscher, M., Boyko, C., Dant, T. and Moore, K (2010), The New Interaction Order? - Interaction in the networked city, Experimental City Panel Discussion, FutureEverything, Manchester, UK, 14th June, 2010.

Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2010), The emergence of mephedrone, the peversity of prohibition and the policy conundrum, International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) conference, Liverpool, UK,25th-29th April,

Moore, K. (2009), Keynote: Mobile Technology at Play: Exploring electronic dance music (EDM) digital cultures, 2nd Digital Cultures Workshop, University of Salford, UK, 4th-5th June 2009.

Moore, K. (2008), Exploring Symbolic, Emotional and Symbolic Expression Amongst 'Crasher Clubbers', BSA Religion and Youth Study Group Annual Conference, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham, UK, 8th-10th April 2008.

Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2007), The New Criminalisation of Clubbing: Polydrug repertoires, club cultures and virtual methodologies, American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 14th - 17th November 2007 (Dr Measham presenting).

Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2007), Intoxication, Prohibition and Pleasure: Official and User Constructions of pleasure in alcohol and illicit drug use, British Society of Criminology Conference: Crime and Justice in an Age of Global Insecurity, London School of Economics and Political Science, 18th-20th September 2007.

Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2007), Policing Pleasurable Leisure? ESRC Research Seminar Series on Identities and Consumption: Seminar Six: Disorders of Consumption, University of Bath, 3rd-4th September 2007.

Moore, K. (2006), Producing and Consuming Trance Dancing: Using insider knowledge to study legal and illegal leisure practices, British Sociological Association (BSA) Leisure Studies Workshop: Theorising Leisure: The Consumer Experience, Roehampton University, 26th May 2006.

Moore, K. and Measham, F. (2006), Recreational Ketamine Use and the Role of Insider Knowledge (Poster), 17th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm, Vancouver, 30th April-4th May 2006.

Moore, K. (2004), "Sort Drugs, Make Mates": The Use and Meanings of Mobiles in Club Culture, ESRC Digiplay Seminar Series: Mobile Leisure and the Technological Mediascape, University of Surrey, 26th April 2004.

Moore, K. (2003), "Proper Mashed Like": Spectacular and Mundane Aspects of Hard House, Funky House and Trance Clubbing in Manchester, BSA Youth Study Group Conference, University of Northampton.

Moore, K. (2000), Young People and Substance Use in Dance Club Settings, BSA Youth Study Group Conference, University of Surrey.

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