This interview comes from the series Addiction Lives, a print and online collaboration between the journal Addiction and the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) which is edited by Professor Virginia Berridge with support from Jean O’Reilly. The series focuses on the views and personal experiences, of people who have made particular contributions to the evolution of ideas in the journal’s field of interest.

This interview is with Professor Betsy Thom, who is the head of the Drug & Alcohol Research Centre at Middlesex University, London. She is a social scientist with a special interest in policy and the policy process in the alcohol and drug field. She has published widely on a range of alcohol and drug issues, and acted as a consultant on evaluations of the European Union Alcohol Strategy. She was Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy for 20 years.

This interview was conducted by Professor Virginia Berridge on 23 April 2018 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The full interview, along with a transcript can be found here.

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