The Home Secretary has appointed SSESW academic Dr Anne Campbell to the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), an independent expert body which advises the UK government on drug-related issues. The AMCD role includes making recommendations to government on the classification and scheduling of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and its regulations.
The AMCD conducts in-depth inquiries into aspects of drug use that are causing particular concern in the UK, with the aim of producing considered reports that will be helpful to policy makers and practitioners.
Head of the School of SSESW, Professor Carl Bagley, commented on Anne’s appointment to such a prestigious body:
‘As Co-Director of our Drug and Alcohol Research Network, Anne Campbell leads international dialogue about responding to drug use. There are several sub-committees under the auspices of the UK ACMD committee and Anne’s highly regarded expertise will see her sit on the main committee as well as the Recovery and New Psychoactive substances committees.’