Professor in Substance Use, Stirling University,
Catriona Matheson is a Professor in Substance Use at the University of Stirling. She is the former Chair of the Drug Death Task Force for Scotland, Co-Convenor of the Drugs Research Network Scotland, Consultant in Substance related deaths (Aberdeen city) and a freelance Research Consultant.
Her research, spanning 25 years, is in the delivery of care to people who use drugs. Past research includes exploring new services in primary care (e.g. naloxone distribution) and, exploring health professionals’ and the general public’s opinions about different drug treatment approaches.
Professor Matheson’s current interests include innovative community pharmacy services, developing effective care pathways for opiate replacement treatment, managing multi-morbidity in people who use drugs and are dependent on medicines, and using telehealthcare to prevent drug related deaths.