Dr Hadi Daneshvar is a Research Fellow based in the Faculty of Social Science, University of Stirling. He joined the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research group from February 2021. He works with Professor Catriona Matheson on Overdose Detection and Alert Technology (ODART) project. His research is in the delivery of technology to prevent overdose death for people in Scotland. He also works on Digital Lifelines Scotland project.
Prior to this position, he conducted a post-doctoral research on the evaluation of Polypharmacy implementation in NHS Scotland at the School of Medicine, Dundee University. Hadi finished his PhD with the title of “Social Media in health and care co-production” at the School of Informatics, the University of Edinburgh in 2019. He investigated the current and possible future uses of Social Media as an enabler of co-production in the situation of health and care integration in Scotland. Hadi received an MSc on Business Information Technology from Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh, UK), prior to which he graduated with two undergraduate degrees in BSc in Information Systems (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK) and Software Engineering.
Dr Daneshvar is a multidisciplinary researcher in the field of health informatics with particular interest in Information Systems, Co-production, digital health interventions and Social Media in health and care. He has also experience in research in the fields of Socio-Technical Systems, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Knowledge Management in digital/online environments for collaborative work purposes. He is a qualitative researcher with some experience in quantitative methods.