Dr Day is the UK government’s drug Recovery Champion. He is a clinician who has led the orientating of clinical practice towards recovery and has a research interest in recovery support services and mutual aid.
He is a Clinical Reader in Addiction Psychiatry at the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham, and a Consultant Psychiatrist with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust. Read more on this post.
He has been an expert advisor on addiction issues to Public Health England and the Department for Transport and is currently the President of the Society for the Study of Addiction.
Dr Day’s research has focused on the broad theme of effective treatment interventions for drug and alcohol dependence. This has involved a combination of projects utilising:
- medication or psychosocial interventions
- projects exploring methods of implementation
- research into the organisational factors associated with effective outcomes
In 2008 he set up an MSc programme in the Treatment of Substance Misuse at the University of Birmingham and remains active in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.