Mr Joe Schofield

Research Fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Mr Joe Schofield

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About me

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's Global Hepatitis Team via the Scottish Government from 2014-2015 where I wrote the "Manual for the Development and Assessment of National Viral Hepatitis Plans" and co-organised the first World Hepatitis Summit.

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.

In Sep 2020 I successfully completed a Master of Public Health at University of Stirling and am currently studying for an MSc in Applied Statistics (Health Science) at University of Strathclyde.

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 (please click the Research tab for details of these).

Other Academic Activities

Committee member, Emerging Applications Section, Royal Statistical Society.
https://rss.org.uk/
The Emerging Applications Section aims to play a more active and forward-looking role in the Society’s strategic objective of greater understanding of an increasingly complex world. Specifically, the Section will provide a platform for topics that are of emerging importance in the discipline.

Professional Career

Reviewer for Harm Reduction Journal
https://harmreductionjournal.biomedcentral.com/
Peer reviewer for HRJ since February 2021.

Professional membership

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
Membership number 202756

Member of the Society for the Study of Addiction
Membership number 2424