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H.K. (Hayley) Murray

PhD Candidate and Project Manager
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Photographer: Hayley Murray

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Hayley was the project coordinator for the ChemicalYouth project, (ERC grant with Prof. Hardon as lead investigator, visit our website here) and a researcher for the project, where she was able to engage with and nurture her interests of substance use, harm reduction, and risk practices of young people. Her interest in applied and qualitative research has led her to carry out projects with young people who take drugs in several European cities, exploring peer-to-peer practices and risk behaviours at music festivals and clubs. Her various ethnographic fieldwork with young drug takers has directed her towards the article-based PhD trajectory. Alongside her PhD, she is the project coordinator of Prof. Hardon’s current ERC, Embodied Ecologies.

    Expertise and research fields

    • recreational drug use
    • harm reduction
    • young people
    • festivals
  • Research

    Research methods

    • Ethnography
    • Fieldwork
    • Qualitiatve interviewing

    Current research projects

    Tracing harm reduction from below via ethnographies of recreational drug use amongst young people in urban European cities.

  • Publications


    • Daedelow, L. S., Berning, M., Hardon, A., Murray, H., Oei, N. Y. L., Wiers, R. W., ERANID Consortium, & IMAGEN Consortium (2021). Are psychotic-like experiences related to a discontinuation of cannabis consumption in young adults? Schizophrenia Research, 228, 271-279. Advance online publication. [details]


    • Hardon, A., van Schipstal, I., Berning, M., Mishra, S., Murray, H., Mandler, T., Kamps, D., & Hymans, T. D. (2020). Caring for “Hassle‐Free Highs” in Amsterdam. Anthropology and Humanism, 45(2), 212-222. Advance online publication. [details]
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  • Ancillary activities
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