Jim McCambridge was first trained in Sociology, and then in Social Work, and went on to work with drug users. He is a senior lecturer in Behaviour Change in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2012 he was elected as the President of the WHO-sponsored International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Drugs (INEBRIA). He is a current member of the expert advisory group to the United Nations office for Drug Control project to develop International Standards on Prevention. Within the UK, Jim has served on NICE and ACMD working groups producing reports for policy and practice, and is on DH and other steering committees (NIHR) and funding panels (ALRUK) for national research programmes.