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Dr David Caldicott

Dr David Caldicott led Australia’s first pill testing operation at the Groove in the Moo festival in Canberra in August 2018. He is an Emergency Consultant at the Emergency Department of the Calvary Hospital in Canberra and a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the Australian National University.

An outspoken critic of “zero-tolerance” drug policy, Dr. Caldicott designed and piloted the Welsh Emergency Department Investigation of Novel Substances (WEDINOS) project in the UK. He has replicated this work in Australia with the ACT Investigation of Novel Substances (ACTINOS) Group.

He remains a staunch advocate for harm reduction, maintaining that drugs policy is an issue of public health, and not political morality.