Amber Marks is a lecturer in law at Queen Mary, University of London, Director for the Center for Criminal Justice and barrister. She is a member of the board of directors of Release, an academic adviser to the Metropolitan Police Service Taser Reference Group and an ethics adviser to various scientific bodies. Her main area of research is the intersection between science, criminal justice and human rights, an issue on which she has published a book (Headspace, Virgin Books, 2008) and several academic articles.
Amber regularly provides expert legal analysis to governmental and non-governmental organisations and recently completed an explanatory note on social cannabis clubs for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform in the UK.
Her report on the psychoactive substances Law was cited by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee and her forensics articles are frequently cited in criminal courts in the UK. She has worked as a lawyer both in private practice and in the Government Legal Service of the United Kingdom and has taught in a wide range of law courses at Kings College London, London School of Economics and Anglia Ruskin University. Amber Marks is a lecturer at international and national conferences and is regularly invited to comment in the media.