Project Description

Dr Owen Bowden-Jones is a Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College in the Division of Brain Science.

National roles include clinical adviser to Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco division at Public Health England, Associate Registrar at Royal College of Psychiatrists and Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).

In 2010, Dr Bowden-Jones founded the CNWL Club Drug Clinic an innovative service offering treatment for emerging drugs such as novel psychoactive substances. The service has since developed joint clinics with local sexual health providers.

Owen leads project NEPTUNE, a review of clinical management of ‘club drugs’ ( and is co-investigator for the GHB detox trial (

In 2015, Owen was awarded the Communicator of the Year prize by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.