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.
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
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