Who are we?

The National Drug Evidence Centre (NDEC) is part of the Centre for Epidemiology in the School of Health Sciences, which is one of 3 Schools in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

NDEC is a cross-Divisional group that carries out epidemiological, evaluative and policy related research in the field of substance misuse, with a focus on surveillance and evaluation of substance misuse treatment.

We collaborate closely with Public Health England (PHE) to monitor and evaluate substance misuse treatment (NDTMS), and with a European Centre (EMCDDA) to provide treatment surveillance data for the UK.

We have an ongoing collaboration with Change, Grow, Live (CGL), the main national provider of clinical treatment for substance misuse, contributing our research expertise to maximise use of real world data for service users’ benefit.

Led by: Dr Andrew Jones (Population Health) and Professor Tim Millar (Psychology)