Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Bristol

Matthew Hickman is a Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Bristol. His research is in the epidemiology of drug misuse and health consequences of drug misuse. These include epidemiology of HCV infection and other blood borne viruses among injecting drug users; and methods of estimating the size of drug user populations and measuring risk behaviour. He also researches general methods in public health surveillance.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Bristol


    University of London, PhD


  • 2013
    ‘Early life influences on the risk of injecting drug use: case control study based on the Edinburgh Addiction Cohort’, Addiction