I spent the first 20 years of my career working in voluntary sector and NHS public health roles focussing on blood borne viruses and sexual health in Brighton, London and Glasgow. I completed a secondment to the World Health Organisation via the Scottish Government from 2014-2015 and wrote the Manual for the Development and Assessment of National Viral Hepatitis Plans" for the Global Hepatitis Team.
From 2017-2020 I was National Research Coordinator for the Drugs Research Network for Scotland, based at the University of Stirling, which generated £3.61 million investment in collaborative, cross-agency Scottish drugs research.
Since Oct 2020 I have been working as a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Social Science at the University and am involved in a portfolio of studies focussing on understanding and addressing drug-related deaths in Scotland.
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
Membership number 202756
Member of the Society for the Study of Addiction