Three experts in topics including clinical toxicology, drug markets, social research and social care have been appointed to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).
The ACMD is an independent body which makes recommendations to the UK government on the control of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs, including classification and scheduling under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and its regulations.
The new appointees announced are:
- Professor Sarah Galvani, professor of Social Research and Substance Use at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Professor Judith Aldridge, professor of criminology at the University of Manchester
- Dr David Wood, consultant physician and clinical toxicologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, and Reader in clinical toxicology at King’s College London
The Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, Professor Owen Bowden-Jones, said:
“I am delighted to welcome the new members to the ACMD. Their range of expertise will ensure that the Council continues to provide the best possible evidence-based advice on the harms of drug misuse. I look forward to working with each of them on a range of projects.”
The newly appointed members to the ACMD, made on the 3rd of August 2020, will serve three year terms.