Dr Emily Finch
Facilitator, Clinical Director, Addictions operational directorate and Addictions Clinical Academic Group
At: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer, King’s College London
She is currently on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) writing guidance on homelessness and substance use and legislation for medicinal cannabis. She was a member of the group revising the 2007 Drug misuse and dependence: guidelines on clinical management and is also a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Emily is the vice-chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Addictions Executive. She is a co-chair of the London Joint Working Group on Hepatitis C.
She has recently chaired the NICE quality standard drug use disorders topic expert group. From 2004 to 2007 Emily was the Clinical Team Leader at the National Treatment Agency (NTA) where she took a lead in the clinical aspects of national drug policy and in liaising between the NTA and the professionals working in the field.
Emily teaches and lectures, on all aspects of addiction and supervises PhD students. She is an educational and clinical supervisor for psychiatric trainees. She is head of education and training for the Clinical Academic Group. Her research interests include the outcome of treatment for opiate users, hepatitis C and injectable prescribing. Emily is a Trustee of alcohol research UK and Gamcare.