About us

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.

The origins of NDEC within the University date back to 1987. Over more than two decades NDEC (formerly Drug Misuse Research Unit) has developed into an academic research and information centre concerned with understanding the extent and nature of drug/alcohol problems in communities in the context of public health, alongside evaluation of risk prevention and intervention responses, and has been responsible for the introduction and development of information systems now in use across the whole of the UK and Europe.