Dr Melissa Bone
University of Leicester
Dr Melissa Bone wrote her doctorate at the University of Manchester on the subject of drug control from a human rights perspective. She has published her PhD research as a monograph with Routledge. Melissa is an Associate Professor at the University of Leicester; she teaches on the Criminal Law and Law Justice and Society undergraduate modules in the Leicester Law School. Melissa is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Policy Advisory Council for the Conservative Group for Drug Policy Reform. She gives talks to a variety of academic, practitioner and policy-making audiences on drug policy reform and she is the co-investigator for the ESRC funded “Drug Policy Voices” project (ref: ES/R007225/1) www.drugpolicyvoices.co.uk.
Melissa’s research interests centre on drug policy and human rights law. Her current research explores the values and opinions of people who use drugs on policy reform, the legal landscape of cannabis social clubs throughout Europe and medical cannabis laws in the UK.