Joe Schofield

National Research Coordinator


Joe is currently National Research Coordinator for the Drugs Research Network Scotland, funded by Scottish Government to develop collaborative research, knowledge exchange, impact maximisation and researcher development activities.  He is based at the University of Stirling where he is in the final year of a Master of Public Health course.

He previously received a first-class BA(Hons.) from Nottingham Trent University where he studied critical social theory and psychology.  He spent 22 years working in Public Health focussing on blood-borne viruses and sexual health.  He has worked for outreach health promotion services, the Pan-London HIV and GUM Commissioning Consortium, and the World Health Organisation.

His research interests include the epidemiology of harms associated with drug use, the meaningful involvement of people with lived/living experience, and patient outcomes.  Joe has been awarded a place to study for a PhD at the University of Stirling to explore the spatial and temporal aspects of drug-related death epidemiology.