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Senior Research Fellow, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University

Andrew has worked locally and nationally in the NHS since 2001, specifically in the addictions field since 2005. He is currently Principal Scientist at Health Protection Scotland where he has a lead role for projects involving people who inject drugs (PWID). At GCU, Andrew held an honorary research position with the Substance Use Research Team between 2014 and 2017. He took up his current Senior Research Fellow post within the Blood-Borne Virus team in early 2017 following completion of his PhD.

Andrew is co-chair of the National BBV Prevention Leads Group and a member of the Scottish Government Partnership for Action on Drugs (PADS) Harm Reduction Group. He is also former member of the National Naloxone Advisory Group and the Scottish Naloxone Network.

In recognition of his contribution to the field, Andrew was recently awarded the Fred Yates prize for 2018 by the Society for the Study of Addiction.

His publications can be accessed at:


  • 2017–present
    Senior research fellow, Glasgow Caledonian University


  • 2017 
    University of the West of Scotland, PhD