Ian Stolerman is Professor of Behavioural Pharmacology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He qualified in Pharmacy in 1964 and received a Ph.D. in psychopharmacology (University of London). His postdoctoral experience was at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NY) and UCLA. He became a member of the UK Medical Research Council Scientific Staff in 1974 and in 1980 moved to the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is known best for his MRC-supported research on nicotine, an area in which he has worked for over 30 years. He has also carried out NIDA-supported work on the discrimination of abused drug mixtures and on the drug discrimination database. He was a founder and first President of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society, and subsequently served as President of the Society for Stimulus Properties of Drugs and of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors. He was a member of the editorial boards of and was a receiving editor for several journals until, in 1992, he became Associate Editor of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. He was responsible for all manuscripts originating from outside the Americas and, from that time onwards, editorial duties played a major role in his working life.