| Programme |
| 10:30 || Arrival and Registration |
| 10:55 || Welcome |
| 11:00 || Session 1 – Chaired by Liviu Alexandrescu, Lecturer in Criminology, Oxford Brookes University |
| Dr Caroline Chatwin, Reader in Criminology, University of Kent |
Not Particularly Special: Critiquing New Psychoactive Substances as a Category of Drugs.
| Dr Lisa Lione, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Hertfordshire |
Novel Psychoactive Substances: Awareness, Use and Health Perception Following the UK Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.
| Hardeep Matharu, Writer and Researcher, Volteface |
The Law of Unintended Consequences: Spice after the Psychoactive Substances Act.
| Dr Paolo DeLuca, Reader in Addiction Research, King’s College London |
The Impact of the Psychoactive Substance Act to Online Markets Selling Novel Psychoactive Substances: Findings from the CASSANDRA study.
| 12:30 || Coffee Break |
| 12:50 || Session 2 – Chaired by Kate West, Lecturer in Criminology, Oxford Brookes University |
| Beccy Rawnsley, Secretary and Policy Coordinator, LEAP UK |
Psychoactive Substances Act 2016: Did It Lead to Effective Policing or Was It a Missed Opportunity for Reform?
| Dr Emma Wincup, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Leeds |
Strategic Thinking on Novel Psychoactive Substances: Risk, Harm and Vulnerability.
| DCI Darran Hill, Serious and Organised Crime, Thames Valley Police |
County Lines in the Thames Valley.
| 14:00 || Lunch |
| 15:00 || Session 3 – Workshop, Assessing the Impact of the PSA 2016, Identifying Future Directions for UK Drug Policy |
| 15:50 || Coffee Break |
| 16:10 || Session 4 – Chaired by Richard Huggins, Programme Lead Oxford Brookes Criminology |
| Dr Jacqueline Stair, Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, University of Hertfordshire |
Chemical Identification of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Outside of the Lab Environment: Advances in the Use of Raman Spectroscopy.
| Professor Shane Blackman, Professor of Cultural Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University |
Intersections and Media Representations in New Drug Research.
| Dr Liviu Alexandrescu, Lecturer in Criminology, Oxford Brookes University |
Invasion of the ‘Spice Zombies’: Dependency and Underclass Abjection in Times of Austerity.
| Blaine Stothard, Independent Consultant, Co-Editor of the Journal ‘Drugs and Alcohol Today’ |
NPS: Reflex or Reflection?
| 17:30 || End of Seminar |