Policy Advisory Council

Our Policy Advisory Council approach drug policy reform from a variety of backgrounds, and represent a wide range of views on how UK drug policy could be developed. However, they all agree that evidence-based policy reform is long overdue.

We have assembled a Policy Advisory Council of world leading authorities in the different fields that make up overall drug policy. These fields cover the medical sciences and clinical medicine, economics, politics, law and law-enforcement, criminology, ethics, culture and media.


Science & Medicine

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Professor Barry Everitt, ScD FRS FMedSci

Director of Research, University of Cambridge


Shirley Cramer, CBE

Chief Executive, Royal Society of Public Health

Professor Mike Barnes, MBBS FRCP  Past President, British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine

Professor Mike Barnes, MBBS FRCP

Past President, British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine


Professor David Nutt, DM FRCPsych FRCP FMedSci

Edmond J. Safra Professor of Psychoneuropharmacology, Imperial College London




Stephen Mold

Conservative Police & Crime Commissioner, Northamptonshire

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Ch Const Tom Lloyd, QPM, MA(Oxon)

Former Director of Strategic Co-ordination, New Scotland Yard 

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Ch Const Mike Barton, QPM, CBE

Former Chief Constable, Durham



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Dr Dan Poulter MP, MP, MBBS

Former Under Secretary of State for Health Services, Member of Parliament and Vice- Chair of the APPG on Medical Cannabis under Prescription

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Lord Benjamin Mancroft,

Drug Policy Specialist - House of Lords, former Chairman of the Drug and Alcohol Foundation


Miles Briggs MSP,

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Scottish Parliament


Professor Sir Paul Collier, CBE, FBA, PhD

Professor of Economics and Public Policy in the Blavatnik School of Government and the director of the International Growth Centre


Professor Julian Savulescu, BMedSci MBBS MA PhD

Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

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Andrew Boff AM

Elected London-wide Conservative Assembly Member at the Greater London Authority


LAW and criminology


Rudi Fortson, QC

Drug law specialist, Criminal Bar

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Professor Fiona Measham, PhD

Professor of Criminology Durham University