The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme : About us

The Beckley Foundation is a charitable trust that was originally set up to promote the investigation of consciousness and its modulation, and the science of drug use, from a multidisciplinary perspective. It supports world-class research into the science, health, politics and history of practices used to alter consciousness, ranging from meditation to the ingestion of psychoactive substances.

The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy (BFDPP) programme is a new project dedicated to providing a rigorous, independent review of global drug policy. It was set up to promote rational consideration of sensitive policy issues at an international level. The programme aims to inform policy makers, substance misuse professionals, academics and the general public about drug policy.

The BFDPP is directed by Amanda Neidpath, Director of the Beckley Foundation, and Mike Trace, an independent consultant, who has previously worked as an advisor on the misuse of drugs to the British government, European Union and United Nations.

The main contributors to the programme are;
Mike Trace – Chair of the International Drug Policy Consortium, former Deputy UK Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator, and Chief of the UNODC Demand Reduction Section.
Gabor L. Somogyi – Consultant, former Head of Unit at the Hungarian Deputy State Secretariat for the Co-ordination of Drug Affairs, currently PhD student in Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dave Bewley-Taylor, B.Sc. (Econ), PhD, FRSA. – Senior lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Wales Swansea.

This BFDPP website has been developed in association with WIRED, who promote e-solutions for enhancing awareness and facilitating communication about substance use and misuse.

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