Jay Jackson

Head of Public Affairs

jay@volteface.me | @wordsbyjayj

Jay is a political communications and strategy specialist, with a breadth of writing, research, communications and policy experience. He is particularly interested in harm reduction as a social justice issue, drug use and the night time economy, and the social, political, and historical contexts of drug use. 

His interest in drug policy, and desire to push for reform, was sparked during his time at university - resulting from a tragic drug-related death at a university nightclub. He graduated with a BA in Politics, and an MA in Modern History, from the University of Sheffield - and after completing his studies worked in an MP’s office. A keen writer, his piece “Don't You Want To Go Where The Rainbow Ends?” Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut was nominated for Best Entertainment Piece at the National Student Publication Association Awards. He has since gone on to write for Labour List and Tides of History, and written a number of pieces for Volteface, most notably on the relationship between war and drugs and drug use in the LGBTQ+ community.