Paul Griffiths is the Scientific coordinator at the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). In this role, he is responsible for monitoring patterns, trends and the magnitude of the European drug situation and is involved in drafting the Annual Report on the European Drug situation and various policy and technical papers.
Paul has worked for over 20 years in research on drug problems, including as the Senior Epidemiologist for the Demand Reduction Section, United Nations Organisation on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Programme manager for the Global Assessment Programme (GAP), which aims to establish drug epidemiological networks and to assist member states develop the capacity to monitor and analyse the drug situation; Senior Researcher at the UK’s National Addiction Centre; Project Manager at the Institute of Psychiatry, London; and Research Officer at the Maudsley Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Paul has published extensively, including scientific papers, technical reports and policy briefing papers. He has acted as a consultant for European governmental offices, European bodies and International agencies.