Professor Fiona Measham
professor of criminology, Durham University; director, drug and alcohol NGO, The Loop

Fiona Measham is professor of Criminology in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. Fiona has conducted research for over two decades across a broad area of criminology and social policy, exploring changing trends in legal and illegal drugs; the night time economy and the wider socio-cultural context to consumption. Fiona was appointed to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in 2009. She is also director of The Loop, a not-for-profit drug and alcohol service that introduced the UK’s first ‘front of house’ on-site forensic testing for public safety in 2016.

After appearing as expert witness in the Fabric licensing reviews of 2015 and 2016, Time Out profiled her as “the woman who nearly saved Fabric”.

Follow Fiona on Twitter: @FMeasham


Sunday 23 October, 12.00 Cinema 2
The war on drugs: time for a truce?