Professor David Nutt came under the media spotlight when during his chairmanship of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) he refused to fudge the issue of perceived drug harm. He broadcasts widely both on radio and television including BBC science and public affairs programmes on therapeutic as well as illicit drugs, their harms and their classification. He will be talking about the issue of persuading politicians and other decision makers to define policy based on evidence.
In 2010 The Times Eureka science magazine included him in the 100 most important figures in British Science, and the only psychiatrist. He is currently the Edmond J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London.
He broadcasts widely to the general public both on radio and television. He was the subject for The Life Scientific on BBC radio 4 and has appeared in several BBC Horizon programmes and the Channel 4 documentary Ecstasy-live. Additionally he is much in demand for public affairs programmes on therapeutic as well as illicit drugs, their harms and their classification. His also lecturers widely to the public as well as to the scientific and medical communities.
£5 on the night going to Professor Nutt's organisation Sense About Science