Dr Heino Stöver is a social scientist and Professor of Social Scientific Addiction Research at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany, Faculty of Health and Social Work.
Since 1987 he has been director of the Archive and Documentation Centre for Drug Literature and Research at the University of Bremen (www.archido.de). He is co-founder of the Bremen Institute for Drug Research (BISDRO), president of the national umbrella organisation working in the field of harm reduction for drug users called akzept e.V. (Bundesverband für akzeptierende Drogenarbeit und humane Drogenpolitik; www.akzept.org <http://www.akzept.org/>). In 2011 he was appointed director of the Institute of Addiction Research of the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt am Main (www.isff.de).
Heino Stöver’s main fields of research are on vulnerable groups, drug services, prisons and related health issues - especially HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and drug dependence.
His research and consultancy expertise includes working as a consultant for the European Commission, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), WHO, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Open Society Institute (OSI) in various contexts.
He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed international journals and books on preventing and treating infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STIs, and TB), opioid substitution programmes (including the provision of heroin) in the community and in prisons, and general health care issues in prisons. Heino Stöver has participated in several multi-national projects in the European Union, and with WHO and UNODC.
Heino's main fields of expertise are research and project development, management and coordination, and service assessment and evaluation.