Dr Basak Tas is a Research Associate based at the National Addictions Centre (NAC) of Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. Her current interests are in developing better clinical and policy responses to opioid-related mortality and morbidity. Her work focusses on investigating overdose and respiratory depression among heroin users through laboratory clinical studies and, working to develop portable versions of respiratory monitoring equipment. Separately, Basak is also investigating injecting motion signatures with physiology and bioengineering colleagues within King’s College London. Basak completed her PhD thesis at the NAC under the supervision of Prof Sir John Strang and has worked closely within the addictions field for over 10 years, previously working at the UK drugs charity Release.