The Beckley Foundation
is a charitable trust that was originally set up to promote the
investigation of consciousness and its modulation, and the science
of drug use, from a multidisciplinary perspective. It supports world-class
research into the science, health, politics and history of practices
used to alter consciousness, ranging from meditation to the ingestion
of psychoactive substances.
The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy (BFDPP) programme is a new project
dedicated to providing a rigorous, independent review of global
drug policy. It was set up to promote rational consideration of
sensitive policy issues at an international level. The programme
aims to inform policy makers, substance misuse professionals, academics
and the general public about drug policy.
The BFDPP is directed by Amanda Neidpath, Director of the Beckley
Foundation, and Mike Trace, an independent consultant, who has previously
worked as an advisor on the misuse of drugs to the British government,
European Union and United Nations.
The main contributors to the programme are;
Mike Trace – Chair of the International Drug Policy Consortium,
former Deputy UK Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator, and Chief of the UNODC
Demand Reduction Section.
Gabor L. Somogyi – Consultant, former Head of Unit at the
Hungarian Deputy State Secretariat for the Co-ordination of Drug
Affairs, currently PhD student in Anthropology at the London School
of Economics and Political Science.
Dave Bewley-Taylor, B.Sc. (Econ), PhD, FRSA. – Senior lecturer
in the School of Humanities at the University of Wales Swansea.
This BFDPP website has been developed in association with WIRED,
who promote e-solutions for enhancing awareness and facilitating
communication about substance use and misuse.
This web site is managed by Donline Computer Consultancy