Dr Kyle Dyer International Programme in Addiction Studies MSc I am a trained psycho-pharmacologist with an educational and professional background in higher institutions in Australia until 2008, after which I moved to the UK. My research interests lie in the nature and treatment of drug dependence, the efficacy of point-of-collection oral fluid drug tests, the relationship between drug concentration and psycho-behavioural and cognitive impairment, medical education and workforce development. I am also interested in the diagnosis and management of mental health problems and neuro-cognitive impairment among drug dependent individuals; the assessment and management of illicit drug withdrawal and dependence; and the relationship between acute and chronic drug use and cognitive functioning, including the areas of drugs and driving and drug impairment in the workplace.
At the Institute of Psychiatry, I am one of the Programme Directors for the MSc International Addiction Studies which is an intensive online programme of graduate study, jointly delivered by King’s College London, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Adelaide. The programme provides students with an advanced educational experience covering the scientific basis of addiction, comparative epidemiology, evidence-based interventions (including pharmacological, psychosocial and public health approaches), research methodology and addictions policy and aims to develop professionals who are fully prepared to assume leadership roles in the addictions field throughout the world.