Tom Decorte is full professor in criminology, at the Department of Criminology, Penal Law and Social Law, Ghent University (Belgium). He is director of the Institute for Social Drug Research (ISD), a research group that plays a prominent part in the social scientific collection and transfer of knowledge regarding different aspects of the use of drugs, drug trafficking and drug policies in Belgium. He is very active in international networks such as the European Society for Social Drug research (ESSD), the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) and the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium (GCCRC). His research focuses on drug epidemiology, local drug monitoring, drug use in hidden or difficult-to-access populations, drug markets and production, and local, national and international drug policies.

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