Dr Melissa Bone shares in £300k ESRC research grant

How can drug takers inform UK drug policy?

Dr Melissa Bone has been awarded a £300k New Investigators ESRC grant as a co-investigator, alongside Dr Rebecca Askew, the principal investigator. The research project is entitled: ‘Does UK drug policy require reform? Engaging drug takers into the debate’. There is an increasing acknowledgement that drug takers themselves are absent from drug policy reform debates and their contribution is required to improve both the policy legitimacy and outcomes. This research project aims to understand current drug users’ knowledge of drug policy and legislation and examine how incorporating their perspectives into reform discussions and the evidence base might contribute to more informed, workable and thus effective drug policies in the UK.

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