Professor David Nutt, the government’s chief drug adviser was sacked in 2009.
The UK Government didn’t like what he had to say about drugs and the perceived risks and dangers of taking them.
Professor Nutt will be talking about this and also imparting his unparalleled knowledge and vast understanding of drugs and the wider issues surrounding them.
He is one of the worlds leading experts on the subject.
David Nutt is a psychiatrist and the Edmund J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology in the Division of Brain Science, Dept of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London.
Here he uses a range of brain imaging techniques to explore the causes of addiction and other psychiatric disorders and to search for new treatments.
He has published over 450 original research papers, a similar number of reviews and book chapters, eight government reports on drugs and 30 books, including one for the general public, Drugs: Without The Hot Air, that won the Transmission Prize in 2014.
He is currently the President of the European Brain Council and Founding Chair of DrugScience.org.uk (formerly the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD).
Previously he has been president of the British Association of Psychopharmacology, the British Neuroscience Association and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
He broadcasts widely to the general public both on radio and television.
In 2010 The Times Eureka science magazine voted him one of the 100 most important figures in British Science, and the only psychiatrist in the list.
In 2013 he was awarded the John Maddox Prize from Nature/Sense about Science for standing up for science.
Venue: Walton Street Club, Walton Street, HULL, HU3 6JR / START TIME 7.30PM
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