Associate Professor of illegal drug research, Massey University

Associate Professor Chris Wilkins is the leader of the drug research team at SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University. Chris Wilkins has research expertise in drug trends, drug markets, public health, and drug policy. Over the past twenty years he has completed a range of studies of drug use in New Zealand with particular focus on cannabis, methamphetamine, legal highs, ecstasy and the non-medical use of pharmaceuticals. Chris Wilkins has co-edited a book on cannabis law reform,and regularly reviews manuscripts for Addiction, the International Journal of Drug Policy, Drug & Alcohol Review and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Chris Wilkins has been an invited speaker at international meetings convened by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), and at the United States National Institute for Drug Abuse Community Epidemiology Working Group (CEWG). He regularly presents papers at the annual meetings of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP).


  • –present
    Associate Professor of illegal drug research, Massey University


  • 1999 
    Massey University, Albany, New Zealand, PhD in economics