Society For The Study Of Addiction

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol

[This presentation was recorded on 6 November at the SSA Annual Symposium 2015 in York].

Professor Colin Drummond

Professor of Addiction Psychiatry

Colin Drummond, MBChB, MD, FRCP, FRCPsych, FRCGP(Hon).

Professor of Addiction Psychiatry, Head of the Alcohol Research Group, and Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Chairman of the Medical Council on Alcohol

Chair of the Faculty of Addictions, Royal College of Psychiatrists.

He is principal investigator on several research grants from the Department of Health, National Institute of Health Research, the Medical Research Council and the European Commission, including the DH funded national alcohol needs assessment project and a national research programme on alcohol screening and brief intervention (SIPS). He has provided advice to governments on alcohol and drug misuse strategy. He is a member of the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence and Alcohol Problems, and Chair of the NICE guideline development group on management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence and the NICE expert group on alcohol quality standards. He leads alcohol research within the South London CLAHRC and Health Innovation Network.