Applying prevention science to policy and practice around the world
Jeff Lee is a consultant and former Executive Director of International Society for Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals. Jeff has recently completed his role as Project Manager for the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards (EDPQS) Phase II project at Liverpool John Moores University where he also undertook a part time role for the ERANID project. He previously worked as Executive Director of Mentor International, a substance abuse prevention focused international NGO with the primary aim to identify, support, and disseminate best practice in prevention for practitioners and policy makers, particularly through their "Prevention Hub" initiative. Before that Jeff was the Director of The Advisory Council for Alcohol and Drug Education, a UK National NGO based in Manchester. From his initial background as a teacher Jeff has always asserted the role of education and the need to promote personal and social skills and competencies within a health behavior context as a key element for tackling substance use prevention. He has undertaken a range of project management work around the world and developed a particular reputation for his training and resource development particularly in the field of personal, social and life skills education. Jeff has worked in more than 80 countries and which has included consultancy work for governments, the EU, WHO and UNODC. Jeff has a commitment to communicating the findings from science and research as relevant and accessible to the practitioner and policy maker. He is actively involved with the Society for Prevention Research as a member of its International Task Force and with the European Society for Prevention Research where he serves as a Board member. Jeff has written and contributed to a number of publications including: The European Drug Prevention Quality Standards Phase II (prevention-standards.eu ) Educational and Family approaches to Drug Prevention for Young People (in process, with Eric Carlin, 2014); Prevention of Substance Abuse through Health and Sport ( for Mentor/International Olympic Committee with Lee S; Adunmade A.); Tackling Doping in Africa through Partnership: World Sport Law Report Vol 11, Issue 1,2013; Prevention Smart Parents ( for Mentor with Winters K; MacKenzie R., 2011 Drugs and the Developing Brain (Winters K., Lee J., Hazelden, 2011); Developing Best Practice for Effective Drug Education ( NCCM/UNO DC/Arab Region, 2005); Principles of Best Practice of School Drug Education (UNODC,2005); Life Skills Education and Prevention ( ICAP, 2004); Lessons Learned in Drug Abuse Prevention: A Global Review (UNODC, 2004).