Adrian is the Director of Programmes at Middlesex University (London) where he oversees pre-registration nursing modules. Adrian is the current president of the UK IntNSA chapter and therefore serves on the Executive Board of UK IntNSA.. He is also a dual-qualified nurse and was the owner of a drink-driving (DUI) community rehabilitation centre.
Adrian has worked as an inpatient and outpatient addictions nurse for over 20 years. He has experience in both emergency rooms and community addiction services, where he has assessed and treated clients. He has also participated in the detection and diagnosis of blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and hepatitis from alcohol use. He is also on the education committee for the Medical Council on Alcohol where he is involved in promoting scientific advancement in the understanding, prevention and management of alcohol related harm through publications and activities.
He has contributed to the formulation of National Clinical Guidelines for the evaluation, therapy, and medication for liver disease occurring from alcohol use and alcohol use disorder and for the assessment and treatment interventions for alcohol use disorders. Over the course of more than six years, he ran a prescribing clinic where he assisted patients with their medical needs. This entailed not only providing detoxification services when necessary, but also titrating and maintaining the dosage of prescribed medications and assessment of primary care health care needs.
As a speaker, Adrian has shared his expertise on topics such as the creation of “alcohol and drug care teams,” “improvement of rapid assessment and stabilisation of patients attending inpatient services,” and “the importance of comprehensive assessments for individuals with SUD” in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and Australia.
He has written extensively on the topic of the importance of comprehensive assessment for people struggling with substance use disorders, mental illness, and multiple chronic physical health disorders that are consequences of substance use disorders. He has been a reviewer for the Gastrointestinal Nursing and focussed on topics focussed on SUD and access to treatment.