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Irish Emergency consultant, working in Canberra.
Specialist interest in novel illicit drugs and drug policy.
Designed and piloted the Welsh Emergency Department Investigation of Novel Substances (WEDINOS) project in the UK, a unique program using regional emergency departments as sentinel monitoring hubs for the emergence and spread of novel illicit products associated with harm.
Currently replicating this work in Australia with the ACT Investigation of Novel Substances (ACTINOS) Group.
Clinical lead at Australian Drug Observatory, (ANU)
Clinical lead, Pill Testing Australia.
Clinical lead, CanTEST Fixed Site Drug Checking Service.
Spokesperson for the Australian Science Media Centre on issues of illicit drug use and the medical response to terrorism and disasters.


  • –present
    Emergency Medicine Consultant, Australian National University


  • 2014 
    University of Wales, Diploma in Clinical Toxicology
  • 2011 
    College of Emergency Medicine, Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine
  • 1995 
    University of London, MB.BS
  • 1990 
    National University of Ireland, B.Sc. (Hons)