Ed Day

Clinical Reader & Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry


Dr Ed Day is a Clinical Reader at the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham and a Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust. His work is split between clinical research and teaching and clinical practice in an alcohol & drug treatment service in Solihull. Much of his research focuses on developing and testing innovative psycho-social interventions for tackling addiction. Ed is currently the President of the Society for the Study of Addiction, and has been a member of a number of expert working groups to develop national clinical guidance in the field including the 2007 and 2017 UK Guidelines on Clinical Management of Drug Misuse and Dependence (‘the Orange Book’) and the 2012 Medications in Recovery report. He was appointed National Recovery Champion for drug misuse by the Home Office in April 2017, and the UK government’s Recovery Champion in 2019.