Professor Catriona Matheson

Professor in Substance Use

Faculty of Social Sciences R G Bomont Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Catriona Matheson

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Professor Catriona Matheson is a Professor at the University of Stirling, and Chair of the Ministerial Drug Death Task Force for Scotland. Professor Matheson is also an independent research consultant and a Trustee of the Society for the Study of Addiction and Convenor of the Drugs Research Network Scotland (DRNS), based at University of Stirling. Her research interests are in the delivery of care to people who use drugs through generalist as well as specialist providers.Past research includes exploring new services in primary care (e.g. naloxone distribution) and exploring health professional and the general public’s opinions about drug treatment strategies. Current work includes innovative community pharmacy services, managing ageing and multi-morbidity in people who use drugs and dependence on prescribed and non-prescription analgesics.


Fellow of Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Made a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in recognition of contribution to Pharmacy Practice and drug research. This position is made on merit and decided by a panel on provision of evidence by three nominators.

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