MD, PhD, MPH, FRCP, University of Oxford and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Formerly: eight years as Regional Adviser for Addictions and Director, Public Health, European Office, World Health Organization. Currently, Senior Adviser to the European Commission, WHO, governments and the private sector. Professor, Substance Use, Policy and Practice, Newcastle University, UK; Professor, Alcohol and Health, Maastricht University, Netherlands. Researcher of chronic conditions and leading risk factors, including mental health. Author of over 150 scientific publications and 15 monographs.