Dave is a qualified Mental Health Nurse, qualifying in 1999 from the University of Central Lancashire. Prior to that he had had various roles in acute psychiatric intensive care units. Following several years working in forensic mental health he began to specialise in substance misuse and the crossover between Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Criminal Justice, including running Drug Rehabilitation Requirements in Blackpool as part of the well regarded Tower Project.
Nicotine Science and Policy is a new website devoted to news, research, comment and policy analysis on nicotine containing products, in particular nicotine delivery devices such as electronic cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems, smokeless tobacco, and other non-combustible tobacco products.
K•A•C Dialogues are designed to advance knowledge and understanding of topical and often controversial issues. Through a combination of expert presentations, discussion and debate, our ambition is to create a forum for informed discussion of the future responses to drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
The Paolo Pertica Award was established in 2004 by the European Network of Drugs and Infections Prevention in Prisons (ENDIPP) to mark the 10th anniversary of the network. The creation of ENDIPP stemmed largely from Paolo Pertica’s work with prisoners from a wide range of different nationalities incarcerated in London prisons. The award was created to acknowledge his contribution to the development of work with drug using prisoners in the UK and within European criminal justice systems.
Knowledge-Action-Change is committed to the development and promotion of evidence-based policies and interventions in the field of substance use and related areas of public health and public policy.
The organisational ethos is to link knowledge transfer and organisational development to achieve impact at organisational, community, national and international levels. We offer a wide range of integrated services which help facilitate change, from initial assessment, though to implementation, advocacy, communication, assessment and evaluation.