The GDPO hosts supervision for a number of PhD Candidates researching areas within the drug policy sphere.  This page provides a showcase for their research.  If you are interested in collaborating with, employing, or otherwise contacting any of the researchers featured on this page, please use the email contact details provided in their biographies in the first instance. 

If you are a PhD candidate or other post graduate student at an insitituion other than Swansea, you may be interested in applying to join the GDPO's Post Graduate Network (PGN) which can be found here. 


Joe Dixon

Supervisor: Professor David Bewley-Taylor

Title: Afghanistan's Wicked Problems: Counterinsurgency and Counternarcotics between 2002 and 2011

Home Instituion: Swansea University

Bio: Joe has an undergraduate degree in War and Society from Swansea. The work for his PhD dissertation focused on tensions between counterinsurgency and counternarcotics in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2011. The research was highly interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on behavioural science, anthropology, history, and other fields not typically considered in discussions of drug control (especially in producer countries).


Martin Horton-Eddison

Supervisor: Professor David Bewley-Taylor

Second Supervisor: Professor Alan Collins

Title: Crypto-Drug Markets: A Unique Challange to the Global Drug Prohibition Regime?

Home Institution: Swansea University

Bio: Martin holds an MA (Distinction) in International Politics from Hull, and a BScEcon (Hons) in International Politics and Strategic Studies from Aberystwyth.  He has attracted full scholarships at both Hull and Swansea.  Martin's Ph.D. is entitled "Crypto-Drug Markets: A Unique Challange to the Global Drug Prohibition Regime?" His research investigates the transnational crypto-drug market phenomena and the (potential) associated challenges for drug control policy.  His work seeks to quantify to what extent CDMs impact the international prohibition regime, national prohibition policies, and state enforcement strategies. His research operates within, and contributes to, IR Regime Theory, and interesects with questions regarding the ongoing primacy of the state in the international system, traditional conceptions of identity, and international and domestic legal juristications. 


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