David Bewley-Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies. He gained his PhD from the University of Wales in 1996, was appointed as a lecturer at Swansea University in 2000 and has been a visiting lecturer at a number of Universities in the US, including the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In the spring of 2006, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Australian Health Policy Institute at the University of Sydney. David has written two major research monographs - The United States and International Drug Control, 1909-1997 (Continuum, 2001) and International Drug Control: Consensus Fractured (Cambridge University Press, 2012) - a number of book chapters and published in a wide range of academic journals including Diplomacy and Statecraft, Crime, Law and Social Change, The International Journal of Drug Policy, Intelligence and National Security, Drug and Alcohol Review, Contemporary Drug Problems; An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, Drugs and Alcohol Today, Addiction Research and Theory and the Journal of Transatlantic Studies. He has given papers in Europe, North American and Australia and is frequently a speaker or invited participant at civil society and government drug policy dialogues, colloquia and symposiums.
David was the founding secretary of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (2006-7), is currently on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Drug Policy and the International Journal on Human Rights and Drug Policy, is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug policy and a technical advisor to the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy. He has collaborated with and produced policy reports for a range of drug policy organizations beyond academia and at present is an Associate of the International Drug Policy Consortium and a Research Fellow of the Transnational Institute’s Drugs and Democracy Programme.