Meet the Team
Amber leads CDPRG’s annual attitudinal survey exploring the attitudes of the British public on drugs and drug policy. She also leads our evidence review on understanding addiction, and our work exploring international cannabis policies and markets.
Amber joined us from Ipsos healthcare, where she spent 7 years conducting primary research with physicians and patients looking at the treatment landscape for a diverse range of therapy areas in the UK and internationally. Amber's academic background is based in Criminology (UKC) and Crime Analysis (UCL) where she took a keen interest in the drug policy debate which she has stayed close to over the years, paying attention to the impact of prohibition on individuals and society as well as the medical potential of controlled drugs.
David King leads on CDPRG’s evidence review of the public health impact of cannabis use, and exploration of adapted methodologies for building the evidence base on medicinal cannabis.
Dave is a graduate medical student with a background in medical anthropology and immunology. He is a founding director of Breaking Convention, Europe's largest academic conference on psychedelic drug research, and the editor of four books, all distributed by MIT Press. As the director of over a dozen conferences and lecture series, Dave has been jointly responsible for organising more than a thousand public lectures, primarily on drug science.
Senior Communications Manager
Hannah leads on communicating CDPRG’s work out to the media, public, and varied stakeholders. She coordinates our YourVoices campaign and is the main press contact at CDPRG.
Hannah joined us from the third sector and has a background is in research, policy, campaigns and public affairs. Previous roles include working for a children’s charity, a child poverty network, and a housing campaign. In her last role at Generation Rent she led on strategic communications, policy development, and political advocacy. Hannah is experienced at supporting individuals with lived experience to feed into policy development and advocacy and to tell their story in the media.
Freddie leads on coodinating the group's administration and operations, as well as events and stakeholder engagement.
Freddie is a graduate economist and prior to the CDPRG worked as an Economic Advisor to the Government of Anguilla London Office and as an Envoy for the West India Committee. Here his work included engaging with myriad stakeholders including Charitable Foundations, Select Committees, Downing Street, Embassies and the European Commission. Issues included alternative definitions for aid eligibility for Small Island Developing States, Brexit and the British Overseas Territories, Race Disparity in the UK, and Rare Books.