Leading addictions researcher in the National Addiction Center at the London University Institute of Psychiatry
Professor Gossop is a leading addictions researcher in the National Addiction Center at the London University Institute of Psychiatry. He is Head of Research in the Addictions Directorate at the Maudsley Hospital in London where he has worked since 1972. He has acted on many occasions as a consultant on drug and alcohol problems to the World Health Organisation and has also acted as a consultant on drug addiction to the United Nations in Pakistan. In 1998 he was presented with the European Addiction Research Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of addiction research. Professor Gossop is the founding editor of Addiction Abstracts and has published more than 250 articles on the addicitons, including six books. Living with Drugs was first published in 1982 and has been continuously in print since that time.