Senior Lecturer, National Addiction Centre, King’s College London & Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry, Solihull Integrated Addiction Service
Dr Ed Day is a Senior Lecturer at the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London and a Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust. His work is split between clinical research and teaching at King’s and clinical practice in the Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS), a partnership between the NHS and three third sector providers.
Much of his research focuses on developing and testing innovative pharmacological psychosocial interventions for tackling addiction. He conducted the first RCT of front-loading detoxification strategies for alcohol dependence in the UK, and has developed and tested a range of treatment manuals based on the concept of node-link mapping for Public Health England.
Ed is currently the Vice President of the Society for the Study of Addiction, and has been a member of a number of expert working groups to develop national clinical guidance in the field including the 2007 UK Guidelines on Clinical Management of Drug Misuse and Dependence (‘the Orange Book’) and the 2012 Medications in Recovery report.
- Received research grants from NIHR to study psychosocial interventions (social behaviour & network therapy, contingency management) in drug and alcohol using populations in the past 5 years.