Ed
Day

  • Clinical Reader
  • University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham
  • United Kingdom
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About

Clinical Reader at the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham (UK), and Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 
Dr Ed Day is an Addictions Psychiatrist and clinical academic. His work is split between clinical research and teaching at the University of Birmingham and clinical practice in the Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS), a partnership between the NHS and three local charities. Much of his research focusses on developing and testing innovative pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for tackling addiction, with a particular focus on social network interventions and peer-led recovery support services. He is the current President of the Society for the Study of Addiction, a member of the Addictions Faculty Executive at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and a member of the Drug and Alcohol Advisory panel at the UK Department for Transport. He was part of the expert advisory group that developed the UK National Clinical Guidelines for Drug Misuse (2017) and Alcohol Use Disorders (2022). He was appointed National Recovery Champion by the UK Government in May 2019.

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