Simon Lenton is one of two Deputy Directors at the National Drug Research Institute, where he has worked since 1993. In addition, he works part time as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice. Simon previously worked for the WA Alcohol and Drug Authority for 7 years, as a clinical psychologist and manager. His research interests include bridging the gap between drug policy research and drug policy practice, illicit drug use and harm reduction, impact of legislative options for drugs, and drink and drug driving. His current research program includes an evaluation of the Western Australian Cannabis Infringement Notice (CIN) scheme. He has published widely on drugs, health and the law and provided advice to a range of government and private organisations, both in Australia and internationally, on evidence based drug policy and other drug issues. His publications have appeared in journals such as Drug and Alcohol Review, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, The Journal of Drug Issues, Medical Journal of Australia, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Addiction, Contemporary Drug Problems, The International Journal of Drug Policy and Australian Pharmacist. He is a deputy editor of Drug and Alcohol Review and edits the 'Harm Reduction Digest' that appears in that journal.