Associate Professor, University of York

Ian teaches and researches the impact drug use has on individuals and populations. Focusing on the social, health and political issues related to drug use.

Ian trained and worked as a mental health nurse in South London, working with people who had a severe mental health problem and used drugs or alcohol problematically.

Experience

  • 2004–present
    Associate professor, University of York

Publications

  • 2018
    Are middle class drug users really to blame for the rise in violent crime?, BMJ
  • 2018
    Decisions about medicinal cannabis should be made by the health department., BMJ
  • 2018
    A painful lesson: are we repeating previous mistakes in pain management?, The Lancet
  • 2018
    Rising numbers of older and female cannabis users seeking treatment in England and Wales., Drugs: Education, prevention and policy.
  • 2018
    Language alone cannot reduce the stigma that people who use drugs experience. , BMJ
  • 2017
    Cannabis, psychosis and schizophrenia: unravelling a complex interaction, Journal of Addiction
  • 2017
    Healthcare professionals need more guidance to reduce the risk of cannabis related health problems, BMJ
  • 2016
    Cannabis matters? Treatment responses to increasing cannabis presentations in addiction services in England., Drugs Education Prevention and Policy
  • 2016
    A national prescription drug line could help assess the non-medical use of prescription drugs., BMJ
  • 2016
    Guidance is needed on synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists and cannabis., BMJ
  • 2016
    The need for health warnings about cannabis and psychosis., The Lancet Psychiatry
  • 2016
    Rebranding schizophrenia is unlikely to reduce stigma., BMJ
  • 2016
    Could campaigns like Dry January do more harm than good ?, BMJ
  • 2015
    Psychotropic induced sexual dysfunction for people with a dual diagnosis., Advances in Dual Diagnosis
  • 2015
    Cannabis psychosis, gender matters., Advances in Dual Diagnosis
  • 2015
    The impact of assertive outreach teams on hospital admissions for psychosis, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursiing
  • 2014
    The emerging cannabis treatment population, Drugs and Alcohol Today
  • 2014
    The 10 most important debates surrounding Dual Diagnosis, Advances in Dual Diagnosis
  • 2013
    Effect of reclassification of cannabis on hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis: A time series analysis., International Journal of Drug Policy
  • 2013
    Drug interactions and dual diagnosis, Advances in Dual Diagnosis

Professional Memberships

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Society for the study of addiction