Don is the Director and Founder of the Alcohol Health Network, which he set up in 2012, with an aim to promote alcohol awareness in workplaces, public health and the NHS.
Don has over 30 years experience in the alcohol harm reduction sector as a policy analyst, Government advisor, research manager and addictions counsellor.
Don has over 30 years experience in the alcohol harm reduction sector as a policy analyst, Government advisor, research manager and addictions counsellor. He is recognised as one of the foremost policy experts on alcohol issues in the UK.
As Director of AHN, Don advises several bodies on alcohol misuse and workplace health issues, including the South London Academic Health Science Network, the Business Healthy group for the City of London and the Engage for Success Wellbeing subgroup.
He has advised the Health at Work sub group on Alcohol for the UK Public Health Responsibility Deal in 2013, led by Dame Carol Black and was a member of the 2009/10 NICE Guideline Development Group, which produced the Public Health Guidelines on preventing alcohol harm (NICE PH Guideline 24, 2010).
Don led Alcohol Concern as their CEO from 2008–11 and was its Director of Policy from 2005–08. Prior to this he worked in clinical addictions practice as a counsellor, manager and Director.
He has been a regular advisor to Home Office, Department of Health and Ministry of Justice on alcohol issues.
Don became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health in 2013.
Paula is co-Director and Head of Communications for AHN, leading on client engagement and support for Drink Checker and other AHN services. Paula also leads on AHN’s web and print design and management for AHN’s alcohol awareness campaigns for employees as well as B2B communications.
Paula has worked in visual communications as a photographer for over 20 years, working with charities and magazines, as well as providing corporate branding photography for companies.
Richard provides digital and data programming support for all Alcohol Health Network's online awareness platforms.
Richard has over 20 years of experience as a website developer, software engineer, business analyst and project manager and has worked with UCL's E-Health Unit for a number of years, programming their online randomised controlled trials.