Points is delighted to introduce five new Contributing Editors who were welcomed to the Editorial team this month. Here’s a sneak preview of who they are and the topics they’ll be writing about in the coming months.
Capucine Barcellona. Capucine is a researcher in Global Health at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and will be contributing posts on themes related to health equities within East Asian health systems with a particular focus on drug/pharmaceutical policy/legislation, harm reduction, and mental health.
Steve Beitler. Steve is an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). His work has primarily focussed on the history of medicine; how people have understood, treated, experienced, and represented pain. He’ll be contributing posts that share more on this work and recent research projects on historic healthcare costs, and chronic pain.
Juliet Flam-Ross. Juliet is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She has experience in working within inpatient treatment for substance use disorders in India, and subsequently as an overdose researcher in Boston. She will be contributing posts that investigate the spatial aspects of drug use, looking at both time and geography.
Christopher Hallam. Christopher is an independent researcher working in academia and civil society organisations, and a Research Associate at the Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University. He’ll be contributing posts on European histories of drugs and alcohol.
Kawal Deep Kour. Kawal is a Prevention Specialist and currently leads the South Asian Drugs and Addictions Research Council, India. Her research has focussed on the history of opium in Assam 1800-1959. She’ll be continuing to share her work with us on South Asian histories of drugs and alcohol.
These writers will join and complement existing Contributing Editors Sarah Siff and Stefano Tijerina, and Co-Managing Editors Claire Davey and Mary Magnuson.