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Harry Sumnall

Professor, Liverpool John Moores University

Harry Sumnall is a Professor in Substance Use at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. He is interested in all aspects of substance use, particularly those related to young people’s health and wellbeing. Harry’s funded research programmes have examined the evidence base for substance misuse prevention and the mechanisms for implementing evidence based practice and policy.

Harry is a member of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), a Board Member of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR), and a trustee of the drug and alcohol prevention charity Mentor UK.

Drug related deaths are at their highest level in 25 years

Aug 02, 2017 17:37 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

According to new data from the UKs Office for National Statistics (ONS), last year saw the highest number of drug-related deaths since records began in 1993. Over half of these deaths involved an opiate such as heroin....

New Home Office drug strategy, same old rhetoric

Jul 18, 2017 13:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

The Home Office has just published a new drug strategy. The last one was published by Theresa May (then home secretary) seven years ago. The world has changed a lot in that time not least for May and so have drugs and...

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German bunds slump despite fall in October industrial production, lower-than-expected Eurozone Q3 GDP

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Politics

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US presidential elections: why a Democrat is now favourite to win in 2020

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Politicians need to be braver about the biggest issues – like our consumption of meat

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Science

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New detections of gravitational waves brings the number to 11 – so far

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Inspired by sci-fi, an airplane with no moving parts and a blue ionic glow

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