Project

Digital inclusion for the prevention of drug deaths proposal

Funded by Scottish Government.

The programme is being run by Scottish Government Digital Health and Care directorate, closely connected to both the Drug Death Taskforce and National Mission, for a full national roll-out of digital solutions across Scotland, to increase digital collaboration between a wide range of service providers, stakeholders, service users and carers of people who use drugs (PWUD). The programme is a partnership with a range of organisations including the Drugs Research Network for Scotland (DRNS) hosted by the University of Stirling. The overall programme will develop interventions and provide equipment to PWUD designed to reduce their risk of harms, including drug-related death, and increase their engagement with recovery services. This DRNS research project is an integral part of this programme and is specifically tasked with:

• leading the design of a research and evaluation framework for the programme, facilitating the active involvement of key partners;

• collaboratively supporting data collection, data synthesis, analysis and writing up of programme outcomes and outputs, alongside other partners.

Total award value £250,000.00

People

Professor Tessa Parkes
Professor Tessa Parkes

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Catriona Matheson
Professor Catriona Matheson

Professor in Substance Use, Faculty of Social Sciences

Mr Joe Schofield
Mr Joe Schofield

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Hannah Carver
Dr Hannah Carver

Lecturer in Substance Use, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology