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A conference exploring local, national and international responses to the current issues of illicit drug use. The University of South Wales, Barod and Kaleidoscope have collaborated with the team that brought us Street Drugs in the Northern Powerhouse, and Street Drugs in the Big Smoke, to put this event on in Cardiff.

We will bring to Wales experts in the field to share their knowledge, challenge our thinking and encourage innovative responses to the issues we face in our country.


Confirmed speakers include:

Professor Alex Stevens - Professor in Criminal Justice in the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, and also Director of Public Engagement for the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Neil Woods - A former undercover drugs operative and Detective Sergeant, spending fourteen years (1993-2007) infiltrating drug gangs as an undercover police officer. Neil is now the chairman of LEAP UK (Law Enforcement Action Partnership), an advocacy group formed exclusively of ex-law enforcement officials that calls for the legal regulation of illegal drugs.

Nuno Capaz - Portuguese Ministry of Health’s Dissuasion Commissions, boards that were created to apply Portugal’s decriminalization law.

Professor Katy Holloway - Professor of Criminology at the University of South Wales.

Dr. Tom May - Research Fellow in the Centre for Criminology at the University of South Wales.

More confirmed speakers to be released soon.

This conference is sponsored by the University of South Wales; Welsh Government; Orion Medical Supplies Ltd and British Association for Psychopharmacology.

The conference is aimed at all those working within substance misuse and related health, mental health and social care services including and not limited to:

  • Commissioners and policy makers
  • Substance misuse services
  • Service users and user group organisations
  • Youth and social services Prisons
  • Criminal justice and Community Safety Partnerships
  • Pharmacy and primary care providers
  • Sexual Health service providers
  • Housing and homelessness

Tue, 25 June 2019

09:00 – 17:00 BST

University of South Wales, Cardiff Campus

Preço entre £0 – £35