Upcoming Events

1-2 July 2024

N8 PRP Drugs Policing Conference: Policing Markets, Policing People

University of Manchester,  Tuesday 2 July, 09:00-16:00

Registration Discount
For a limited time, N8 PRP can offer a £25 discount on all registrations.
Use code N8PRP25 at checkout until 21 May 2024.

N8 PRP presents an international, interdisciplinary knowledge exchange conference bringing together cutting-edge research, innovative and diverse voices to set the agenda for the future of drugs policing.

The conference will include panels on county lines and vulnerabilities, diversion, decriminalisation, and harm reduction approaches. The audience will be made up of academics, police practitioners, policy makers, and other key stakeholders.

There will be additional opportunities for postgraduate and early career researchers, with a networking event on Monday 1 July and an invitation to submit to the NRiPN poster exhibition which will be displayed at the conference.

All Delegates are invited to join the Evening Reception on Monday 1 July, from 7pm, which will open the conference. 

Full programme details are available on the conference website. Please follow the Register link above.

1 July 2024

N8 PRP Drugs Policing: NRiPN Research Development Workshop

University of Manchester,  Monday 1 July, 15:00-17:00

Ahead of the N8 PRP Drugs Policing Conference, N8 PRP’s New Researchers in Policing Network (NRiPN) invite PGRs and ECRs whose work relates to drugs policing to attend a Research Development Workshop with conference keynote speakers Professor Alex Stevens (University of Kent) and Kirsten Horsburgh (Scottish Drugs Forum), supported by NRiPN member Dr Tobias Kammersgaard (University of Sheffield).

Attendees will have the opportunity to present work-in-progress, discuss challenges and development questions, and discuss key priorities in drug policing research ahead of the main conference programme the following day.

1 July 2024

N8 PRP Drugs Policing: Interview with Paul Haylock – PTSD and Ayahuasca

Manchester Museum,  Monday 1 July, 18:00-19:00

Ahead of the N8 PRP Drugs Policing Conference, Jo Neill (Professor of Psychopharmacology at UoM) will be in discussion with Paul Haylock, serving City of London Police Officer.

Jo and Paul will discuss the events that led to his PTSD, the experience of drinking Ayahuasca in the Amazon at a retreat centre with other service and military personnel with trauma, and his subsequent healing journey. As we consider the future of drugs policing in the UK, this event gives delegates the opportunity to reflect on broader questions about the role of drugs in our society, how we create the distinctions between legal and illegal, medicinal use and substance abuse, and how this effects drugs policing.

We’re currently planning more events – to stay informed, ask your N8 PRP lead to include you in updates, follow us on twitter @n8prp, or watch this space!