Blaine Stothard is a former teacher and educationalist. Since having self-employed status thrust upon him he has worked as a consultant and adviser on sex education, drug education and prevention, HIV/AIDS and community development programmes and projects in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Ukraine, Russia, South Africa and the Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia. He had been part of the editorial team of the UK journal Drugs and Alcohol Today since 2014. His focus has recently turned to drug policy and strategy, in the UK and internationally. He lives in London.