Gerry Stimson

Professor Gerry Stimson is a public health social scientist, emeritus professor at Imperial College London, and honorary professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was formely co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Drug Policy, director of the Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour of Imperial College London, and executive director of the International Harm Reduction Association. Gerry is a director of Knowledge-Action-Change (K-A-C), a public health events and consultancy company.

Why I’m Still Fiercely Optimistic About Tobacco Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is often misconceived as policies and practices introduced by governments and delivered by experts. In fact, it is…

May 9, 2023

The Right to Health Means the Right to Tobacco Harm Reduction

A brutal culture war is raging on the role of harm reduction to hasten the end of smoking. But as…

June 7, 2022

The Birth of Harm Reduction Informs the World’s Need for Safer Nicotine

It was 1986 in the UK. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, and in wood-paneled rooms near the Houses of Parliament,…

November 5, 2020