Podcast episode 12: Drug Policy Voices

In episode 12, Giulia is in conversation with Dr Melissa Bone and Dr Rebecca Askew, who make up the dream research team behind the Drug Policy Voices project.

Melissa is Associate Professor in the University of Leicester Law School. She is interested in the intersection between drug policy, law and human rights and wrote an excellent book on the subject, titled Human Rights and Drug Control: A New Perspective.

Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is interested in policy, the perspectives of people who use drugs, and has written extensively about the many different functions of drug use.

In the podcast, we talk about the intersections between the personal and the political in research journeys into drug policy. We tackle utopian visions of the policy process around drugs, and the aims and ethos of the Drug Policy Voices project.

We all agreed that policy debates should make room for value-based positions and questions (Preach!!!) Participation, education, integration (2 better than Tony Blair : p)

The Drug Policy Voices project is already outlining the diversity and complexity of people’s experiences, views, and positions around drug policy. The project’s approach and methods are innovative and inclusive. To find out more about the project, including how to get involved, visit the website https://www.drugpolicyvoices.co.uk/

Follow Melissa, Rebecca and Drug Policy Voices on Twitter for updates:

@melissa_bone @drskew @DrugPolicyVoic1

Or Instagram: @drugpolicyvoices

Or both!

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