Meet the Team

Fiona Measham | Director Fiona has been Professor of Criminology at Durham University since 2013, conducted research on changing trends in drug use and their policy implications for over 25 years, and has been going to clubs for even longer. Her frustration at lack of progress in UK drug policy combined with her genetic predisposition to contrariness led her to co-found the Loop in 2013 and she has been on a mission to enhance harm reduction and introduce drug safety testing ever since. Read articles by, and interviews with, Fiona here.

Fiona Measham | Director

Fiona has been Professor of Criminology at Durham University since 2013, conducted research on changing trends in drug use and their policy implications for over 25 years, and has been going to clubs for even longer. Her frustration at lack of progress in UK drug policy combined with her genetic predisposition to contrariness led her to co-found the Loop in 2013 and she has been on a mission to enhance harm reduction and introduce drug safety testing ever since. Read articles by, and interviews with, Fiona here.

Wilf Gregory | Director Wilf is the founder and director of a number of festivals across Europe, including Lost & Found and Hideout. His passion for music began from a very early age, and after he first started DJing at the age of 16, it wasn’t long before his path to promoting events was formed, also setting up record labels New Vibe and Bad Attitude. He started his Metropolis club brand in 2002 in Manchester. Despite living a teetotal lifestyle himself, he sees it as the responsibility of event organisers to ensure those at events are aware of their actions. It was this thinking that led him to co-found The Loop in 2013.

Wilf Gregory | Director

Wilf is the founder and director of a number of festivals across Europe, including Lost & Found and Hideout. His passion for music began from a very early age, and after he first started DJing at the age of 16, it wasn’t long before his path to promoting events was formed, also setting up record labels New Vibe and Bad Attitude. He started his Metropolis club brand in 2002 in Manchester. Despite living a teetotal lifestyle himself, he sees it as the responsibility of event organisers to ensure those at events are aware of their actions. It was this thinking that led him to co-found The Loop in 2013.

Jens Thomas | Head of Testing Jens is our Head of Testing.  He manages the pop up labs on site at events.  He has had a somewhat varied career covering everything from writing children’s books and blending tea, to programming supercomputers. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in computational biology at Liverpool University. Jens is also a director of Farm Urban.

Jens Thomas | Head of Testing

Jens is our Head of Testing.  He manages the pop up labs on site at events.  He has had a somewhat varied career covering everything from writing children’s books and blending tea, to programming supercomputers. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in computational biology at Liverpool University. Jens is also a director of Farm Urban.

Eddie Scouller | Head of Training Eddie is our Head of Training. He has 10 years’ experience of delivering a wide variety of training programmes to a diverse range of organisations in the public, private and charitable sector. He is currently employed as a Training and Quality Assurance Manager by a charity based in the North West of England.

Eddie Scouller | Head of Training

Eddie is our Head of Training. He has 10 years’ experience of delivering a wide variety of training programmes to a diverse range of organisations in the public, private and charitable sector. He is currently employed as a Training and Quality Assurance Manager by a charity based in the North West of England.

Chris Brady | Senior Harm Reduction Worker Chris is our harm reduction coordinator and trainer and manages our MAST customer feedback and welfare teams. He has 15 years experience of working with drug and alcohol users in a variety of settings and has a particular interest in club drugs. He is currently employed by the NHS as a Professional Trainer in Substance Misuse.

Chris Brady | Senior Harm Reduction Worker

Chris is our harm reduction coordinator and trainer and manages our MAST customer feedback and welfare teams. He has 15 years experience of working with drug and alcohol users in a variety of settings and has a particular interest in club drugs. He is currently employed by the NHS as a Professional Trainer in Substance Misuse.

Sonja Lenihan | Senior Harm Reduction Worker Sonja qualified as a registered nurse in 2001. She began volunteering with The Loop in 2014 in response to the growing need for welfare provision and harm minimisation at large scale music events.

Sonja Lenihan | Senior Harm Reduction Worker

Sonja qualified as a registered nurse in 2001. She began volunteering with The Loop in 2014 in response to the growing need for welfare provision and harm minimisation at large scale music events.

Bianca Alexander | Senior Harm Reduction Worker Bianca works for the Manchester Integrated Drugs and Alcohol Service (MIDAS) and brings to The Loop over 13 years experience as a qualified Substance Misuse Practitioner.

Bianca Alexander | Senior Harm Reduction Worker

Bianca works for the Manchester Integrated Drugs and Alcohol Service (MIDAS) and brings to The Loop over 13 years experience as a qualified Substance Misuse Practitioner.

Lindsay Saunders | Senior Harm Reduction Worker Lindsay is one of the Loop's Senior Harm Reduction Officers She has worked in drug services since 2006, working with complex adults within the criminal justice system. she has enjoyed being part of The Loop since 2014, offering welfare and harm reduction advice at clubs and festivals in the UK and Europe. 

Lindsay Saunders | Senior Harm Reduction Worker

Lindsay is one of the Loop's Senior Harm Reduction Officers She has worked in drug services since 2006, working with complex adults within the criminal justice system. she has enjoyed being part of The Loop since 2014, offering welfare and harm reduction advice at clubs and festivals in the UK and Europe. 

Henry Fisher | Senior Chemist Henry is one of our Senior Coordinators.  He manages the pop up labs on site at events.  He has a DPhil in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and is the Policy Director at Volteface, a drug policy reform think tank. He also writes and comments on drug policy in the media. Read articles by, and interviews with, Henry here.

Henry Fisher | Senior Chemist

Henry is one of our Senior Coordinators.  He manages the pop up labs on site at events.  He has a DPhil in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and is the Policy Director at Volteface, a drug policy reform think tank. He also writes and comments on drug policy in the media. Read articles by, and interviews with, Henry here.

Katayune Presland | Senior Chemist Kat has a PhD in chemistry and currently works at University of Manchester on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry as an Education Coordinator. Kat has extensive experience using the same equipment to educate students and teachers in hands on workshops through her job.

Katayune Presland | Senior Chemist

Kat has a PhD in chemistry and currently works at University of Manchester on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry as an Education Coordinator. Kat has extensive experience using the same equipment to educate students and teachers in hands on workshops through her job.

Guy Jones | Senior Chemist Guy has been involved in drug science since 2010 and uses his background in chemistry to support the integration of science & technology with harm reduction. He is trustee for welfare charity Kosmicaid and Director of Reagent Tests UK, which supports his work with The Loop. Guy maintains The Loop’s FTIR software and data systems. Read articles by, and interviews with, Guy here.

Guy Jones | Senior Chemist

Guy has been involved in drug science since 2010 and uses his background in chemistry to support the integration of science & technology with harm reduction. He is trustee for welfare charity Kosmicaid and Director of Reagent Tests UK, which supports his work with The Loop. Guy maintains The Loop’s FTIR software and data systems. Read articles by, and interviews with, Guy here.

Hannah Thomas | Project Manager Hannah looks after The Loop's day to day operations and fundraising. She has 10 years experience working as an event fundraiser in the third sector and 4 years experience working in event production for major UK festivals.

Hannah Thomas | Project Manager

Hannah looks after The Loop's day to day operations and fundraising. She has 10 years experience working as an event fundraiser in the third sector and 4 years experience working in event production for major UK festivals.