Speakers announced for Durham seminar

Thursday 26th March, 2015, Durham University, van Mildent College, 13.00-17.00

This is the second event in the ESRC Seminar Series ‘New Psychoactive Substances and Human Enhancement Drugs’.  The seminar will focus on the impacts of new drugs on the culture, organisation and control of drug supply networks and drug market activities. The impacts at the local, regional and international level will be considered and we aim to include sessions that focus on emerging trends in relation to online supply and new technologies; the development of local NPS markets in response to legislative actions against headshops; and emerging trends in club drug markets.

The seminar will be divided into three sessions that explore: (i) online markets and new technologies, (ii) street markets, and (iii) club markets.

Speakers include:  Monica Barratt, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales; Michael Linnell, independent researcher and practitioner; Professor Rainer Schmidt, University of Vienna; Professor Fiona Measham, University of Durham; Dr Russell Newcombe, 3D research; Steve Rolles, Transform; Charlie McLean & Jennifer Brizell, LIverpool John Moores University; Kieran Hamilton, University of the West of Scotland; Deirdre Ruane, University of Kent.

A full draft programme will be published shortly.

For queries or to reserve your place at this event please email Kate O’Brien (kate.o’brien@durham). Feel free to share details of this event. Note that spaces are limited.

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