Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Professor, University College London
Dr Owen Bowden-Jones is a medical doctor, psychiatrist and researcher with more than 20 years’ experience of helping people with mental health and substance misuse problems on their journey to recovery. In 2010, he founded the CNWL Club Drug Clinic, a service specialising in helping people with problem use of drugs. The clinic is known for its ground-breaking approaches to treating drug problems. He is an Honorary Professor at University College London and his research focuses on developing innovative treatments for substance misuse problems. He currently leads project NEPTUNE, which has brought together clinical experts to develop guidelines for emerging drug problems. He is a clinical adviser to the Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco division at Public Health England. In 2017 he was appointed chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, an independent expert body that advises the UK Government on drug-related issues.