Dr Ian Walmsley

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About me

I am a criminologist with an interest in a range of problems associated with problematic forms of drug taking. I completed my first degree and PhD in Sociology at the University of the West of England. My research is therefore underpinned by sociological perspectives. In my doctoral research, I investigated the ways in which problem drug users are governed through a combination of political and scientific rationalities. My interest in substance misuse comes from previous professional experience of working with problem drug users in drug treatment and criminal justice settings.

Area of expertise

History of drug policy and practice; sociology of substance misuse and the addicted body; regulation of problem drug users.


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