Dargan, Paul – professor of clinical toxicology and consultant physician

 

Consultant profiles

Professor Paul Dargan, professor of clinical toxicology and consultant physician

Contacts

Secretary tel: 020 7188 5848
Email: paul.dargan@gstt.nhs.uk 

Area of expertise: clinical toxicology, recreational drugs, new psychoactive substances, lead poisoning

  • Biography

    Paul Dargan is professor of clinical toxicology at King's College London and a consultant physician and clinical toxicologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

    Paul has an active research and teaching programme, with a focus on recreational drug toxicity, new psychoactive substances, self-poisoning and heavy metal toxicity. He leads on many projects with collaborators in the UK, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. He has had over £1.6M of research funding in the last five years and frequently presents both new research and keynote lectures at international conferences. He has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers and numerous book chapters.

    Paul sits on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and the Scientific Committee of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction (EMCDDA).

    Paul is an expert adviser to a number of other bodies including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

  • Specialist interests

    • Clinical toxicology
    • Recreational drug toxicity
    • Novel (new) psychoactive substances (NPS)
    • Novel methods of detection of drugs and NPS
    • Lead poisoning
    • Heavy metal toxicity.
  • Research interests

    • Recreational drug toxicity
    • Novel (new) psychoactive substances
    • Novel methods of detection of drugs and NPS
    • Self-poisoning and self-harm
    • Paracetamol poisoning
    • Lead poisoning.