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).
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
Membership number 202756
Member of the Society for the Study of Addiction
Membership number 2424