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Addictions Department Staff

Dr Andreas KimergÄrd

Post-Doctoral Research Associate 

BSc, MSc, PhD



Andreas Kimergård joined the National Addiction Centre in April 2014. He worked as part of an international EU-funded project on misuse and dependence on codeine (CODEMISUSED, 2013-2016). He previously worked on an EU-funded study which aimed to gain further understanding of the supply of new psychoactive substances on the internet (CASSANDRA, 2015-2017).

Andreas is currently part of the South London NIHR CLAHRC Alcohol Theme research team (CLAHRC Alcohol Theme). This work involves coordinating a randomised clinical trial for alcohol dependence, funded by Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity.

Andreas completed a PhD in Medicine at Aarhus University (Denmark), which investigated policy measures in the UK and Denmark directed toward the use of anabolic steroids in the general population, the implementation and function of needle and syringe programmes in the UK and the experiences of anabolic steroid use and harms.

Andreas has expertise in randomised controlled trials, health service implementation and evaluation, drug-related health problems, including blood borne virus transfer amongst injecting drug users, drug and health policy research, such as prevention and harm reduction, and the illicit drug market, including on the internet. Research interests cover a range of substances, including alcohol, misused medicines, new psychoactive substances and human enhancement drugs.

Andreas is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Departmental Working Group

For a list of publications, please see here.

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