Substance Use, 56 Dean Street. Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. London, United Kingdom.
David Stuart is the Substance Use Lead at 56 Dean Street addressing the sexualised drug use by gay men (the practice commonly referred to as “ChemSex”). He has been involved in the development of London’s pioneering services Antidote, Club Drug Clinic and CODE clinic, and has been instrumental in placing ChemSex issues firmly on international Public Health agendas. He has been consulted by the governments and public health bodies of many countries across Europe, Australia and USA, including the World Health Organisation/UNAIDS.
David is a researcher, writer and lecturer on the issues of sexual wellbeing, substance use and HIV.
David is also the curator of the Dean Street Wellbeing programme, a series of community engagement events that resource art and theatre, designed to mobilise and engage populations in action and dialogue on topical and challenging social issues that impact sexual health and wellbeing.