Dave Bewley-Taylor is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Global Drug Policy Observatory within the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University, UK. He teaches a number of courses on various aspects of politics and international relations, including drug policy, and has published widely in both academic and grey literature on a variety of drug policy issues. Dr Bewley-Taylor is currently an Associate Fellow of the Transnational Institute’s Drugs and Democracy Programme and coordinates the Global Drug Policy Observatory. He has previously acted as a consultant for the Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme and was the founding secretary (2006-7) of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy. Since the establishment of IDPC, Dr Bewley-Taylor has published sole and joint authored reports and project managed a number of publication streams, including those involving input from many IDPC members.