David Nutt: John Maddox Prize winner 2013

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, whilst facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.

This year’s winner is David Nutt of Imperial College London. David works tirelessly to promote the science of drugs to the public and policy makers. In this Nature video, we hear why the former UK government drugs advisor deserves the award.

The John Maddox Prize is a joint initiative of the journal Nature, the charity Sense About Science and the Kohn Foundation.