Dr Michael Donmall

Dr Michael Donmall is principle investigator (PI) of the National Epidemiological Surveillance Project and Director of the National Drug Evidence Centre. He is the UK Expert at the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction in Lisbon, where he has recently completed a revision of the TDI Protocol 3.0.

He was appointed to the Government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in 1992 and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians.

He is well known for his innovative work in developing treatment information systems across the UK and Europe, and for utilising these data in treatment and policy related research. In 2006, he edited the Global Toolkit on the measurement of drug treatment demand for the United Nations.

Dr Donmall’s research interests focus on the epidemiology of drug misuse, evaluation of treatment interventions and the development of outcome and effectiveness measures. High profile national research studies include: the National Cocaine Treatment Study, Outcome of Waiting Lists Study, the Drug Treatment Outcomes Research Study and Evaluation of Drugs Recovery Payment by Results Programme.

Dr Donmall is also a Reader in Health Sciences, in the Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester.

Most recently he has been developing an on-line visualisation methodology (ViewIt™) for graphical and interactive mapping of complex population health datasets.