David Stuart




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.


  • Interviewed by editor Future Virology; “Cultural Competency for Clinicians; ChemSex and Coinfection”

Stuart, David. "Cultural competency for clinicians: ChemSex and coinfection." Future Virology 10, no. 4 (2015): 347-349.

  • Author; “ChemSex and Care Planning; One Year in Practice” HIV Nursing Journal

Stuart, David, and Johannes Weymann. "ChemSex and Care-panning: One Year in Practice." HIV Nursing Journal15, no. 2 (2015): 24, 25, 26, 27, 28.

  • Author; ”Sexualised Drug Use by MSM (ChemSex); a ToolKit for HIV/GUM Staff” HIV Nursing Journal

Stuart D. Sexualised drug use by MSM (ChemSex): a toolkit for GUM/HIV staff. HIV Nursing Journal.2014;14(Summer2014):15

  • Author, “Sexualised Drug Use by MSM; Background, Current Status and Response” HIV Nursing Journal

Stuart D. Sexualised drug use by MSM: background, current status and response. HIV Nursing Journal.2013;13.1(Spring 2013)

  • Author, “PrEP possibilities for MSM NPS Intravenous Drug Users” HIV Nursing Journal

Stuart D. PrEP Study Holds New Promise for MSM IDU's. HIV Nursing Journal Newsletter.2013;13.2(Summer 2013):12