Dr Catriona Matheson

Professor of Substance Use, University of Stirling

Research Area

Delivery of care to substance users


University of Stirling Drugs Research Network Scotland

Catriona Matheson is a trustee and has been Treasurer of the Society for the Study of Addiction for five years. Her research interests are in the delivery of care to substance users. Past research includes exploring new services in primary care (e.g. naloxone distribution) and exploring health professional and the general public’s opinions about drug treatment strategies. Current work includes developing and testing complex interventions for older drug users ORT patients, and managing dependence on prescription and over the counter medicines.



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