Company / individual name

Name
Crew 2000 Scotland
Occupation
Drugs Information, Advice and Support

Address information

Company
Crew 2000 Scotland
Address 1
32-32a Cockburn Street
Address 2
Address 3
City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH1 1PB

Contact information

Work Phone
0131 220 3404
Mobile

Expert profile

Summary
Crew’s team of expert witnesses provide reports and testimony on drug issues such as current street prices, trends, prevalence, methods of use, quantities and paraphernalia involved in contemporary substance use. Also regarding the cultivation of cannabis and new psychoactive substances. Crew has provided this service since 1997. Crew is well established in Scottish courts, can be relied upon for up-to-date expertise and credibility, much of it gained through its outreach work, that maintains close connections to the communities taking substances but also through our drug counselling service. Crew has access to national and local information on the price of drugs and regularly carries out surveys of people who take a variety of substances. - Gael Cochrane - Gael has woked in a variety of posts including Educational Officer, Training and Outreach worker and a Substance misuse developmemt worker with a variety of Organisations, within the Justice system and is currently working with Community Justice Scotland as Development and Innovation lead, she has supplied EW Testimony for 7 years. - Alex Johnstone - Alex has a long career in working around substance misuse within the Justice System, Academia and Social Work. He has been supplying expert Testimony as part of the Crew team since 2013. - John Arthur - John is a Community Worker, and a Drugs and Recovery from addictions expert. John has 15 years' experience giving Expert Witness testimony for the courts in Scotland on drugs issues. - Steve O'Rawe - Steve has his own consultancy business with a special interest in helping companies develop workplace Substance Misuse Policies. He has worked in the field of addictions for 18 years and has been providing Expert Witness testimony for 10 years.

Specialist areas of work

Area
illegal drugs and prescription medicines

Experience of

The following






Qualified to undertake alternative dispute resolution

Arbitration
No
Conciliation
No
Expert determination
Yes
Mediation
No
Adjudication
No

 





 

Types of work

Number of new instructions per year
number of new instructions per year = 35
Number of times giving evidence in the last three years
evidence given in last 3 years = 31
Number of reports in the last three years
reports given in last 3 years = 107

Trained

Single joint expert
No
Report writing
No
Giving evidence in court
No

Geographical areas of work

Regions Worked
Scotland

Additional languages spoken

Languages
Spanish

Professional qualifications and accredited experience

QualificationsQualification year
MSc Alcohol and Drug Studies 2 (Alexander Johnstone) 
MA Religious Studies (Gael Cochrane) 
MA (Hons) Sociology (Steve O'Rawe) 
MSc Alcohol and Drug Studies (Steve O'Rawe) 
PhD Scottish Drug Policy (Steve O'Rawe) 
PgC Teaching and Learning Higher Education (Steve O'Rawe) 

Membership of other professional bodies

OrganisationType of membership
FHEA Higher Education AcademyFellow (Steve O'Rawe)
FHEA Higher Education AcademyFellow (Alexander Johnstone)

Other offices offering expert services

Location

Experts in branch

Contact name
Sharon Adam