Professor of Criminology appointed to Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs
Judith Aldridge is one of three new appointments to the Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) announced on 3rd August 2020, she will serve a three year term.
The ACMD is an independent body which makes recommendations to government on the control of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs, including classification and scheduling under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and its regulations.
Judith's research focuses on drug markets, policy and use, she has pioneered research in the area of ‘virtual drug markets’ and, in connection with her research expertise, Judith has acted in an advisory capacity to a number of agencies involved in the regulation of drug use. Judith’s expertise will help to deliver the ACMD’s vital ongoing work.
Speaking on her new appointment Judith said “I am very pleased to have been appointed to the ACMD. I am fortunate to work with colleagues in criminology at Manchester, where there has for decades been expertise in the drugs area, and am proud of the breadth and depth of drug policy-related research and teaching right across our schools and faculties. I am looking forward to working alongside ACMD members in carrying forward its important work.”
The Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, Professor Owen Bowden-Jones, said:
"I am delighted to welcome the new members to the ACMD. Their range of expertise will ensure that the Council continues to provide the best possible evidence-based advice on the harms of drug misuse. I look forward to working with each of them on a range of projects."