Senior Investigator Profile

First NameColin
Award StatusTerm 1
Current PostProfessor of Addiction Psychiatry; Honorary Consultant Addiction Psychiatry
DepartmentAddictions Department
Telephone44 020 7848 0817
InstitutionKing's College London
NHS TrustSouth London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldPsychiatry
Secondary Research FieldPublic Health - Health Care Sciences & Services
BiographyProfessor 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. 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 is also Chair of the Addictions Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Chair of the Medical Council on Alcohol. Member of the Public Health England Alcohol Leadership Board and Chair of the PHE Alcohol Treatment Expert Group. He leads alcohol research within the NIHR South London CLAHRC and received an NIHR senior investigator award 2017.

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