Professor Sir John Strang is one of only six addictions researchers outside North America identified by ISI (the Institute for Scientific Analysis) as a “Highly Cited Author” with a rate of citation in the “top one half of one percent of all publishing researchers in the last two decades”. He has published extensively in the addictions field, with more than 500 publications, and is Head of the Addictions Department. He also has extensive experience as a Lead Clinician for a wide range of treatments in community and residential settings and has been a Consultant Psychiatrist in addictions treatment for over 30 years.
Professor Strang is Head of the Addictions Department and is also Leader of the Addictions CAG (Clinical Academic Group) within King's Health Partners, in which Addictions is one of the core areas of the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC). This brings together university partners King's College London (KCL) with the NHS from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, King's College Hospital, and Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust.
Rebecca McDonald is a final year PhD student at the Addictions Department at King’s College London. Her doctoral research examines novel injection-free naloxone formulations for the prevention of opioid overdose deaths. Rebecca is also a consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, supporting a feasibility study of community-based opioid overdose prevention strategies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She previously worked as a senior research assistant at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (New York, USA) and completed her MSc in clinical psychology and neuroscience at University of Marburg (Germany). Rebecca is a recent recipient of the SSA Travelling Scholarship.