Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the National Addiction Centre, King’s College London
Dr. Rebecca McDonald is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the National Addiction Centre, King’s College London. Her research examines novel injection-free naloxone formulations for the prevention of opioid overdose deaths. She has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), supporting a feasibility study of community-based naloxone provision in low and middle-income countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She also contributed to the development of the 2014 World Health Organization guidelines on opioid overdose management.
Prior to coming to King’s College London, Rebecca worked as a senior research assistant at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in New York (USA), implementing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) programs for harmful alcohol use in primary care and evaluating a medication-assisted treatment initiative for homeless and uninsured opioid users. She holds a master’s degree in psychology from University of Marburg (Germany).
- Undertook student industry placement at Mundipharma Research Ltd. from October-December 2016.