We are a dynamic group of multidisciplinary researchers and clinical academics focussed on improving sexual health and reducing STIs and blood borne viruses, with a major focus on Hepatitis C and HIV. Our research includes world leading epidemiology, intervention development, implementation science, public health, social science, health psychology, clinical trials and qualitative studies aimed at reducing transmission and improving sexual wellbeing. Our strategic collaborations include well-established links with major international academic institutions, Health Protection Scotland, NHS and leading third sector organisations.
We have an excellent track record in translating research into evidence-based public health policy and practice at the local, national and global level. We have generated key evidence for the Scottish Government, in relation to their Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework and our work has supported STI and HIV national guidelines in England.
Please follow these links to find out more about our flagship projects:
- EPIToPe- Evaluating the Population Impact of Hepatitis C Direct Acting Antiviral Treatment as Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs
- LUSTRUM- Limiting Undetected Sexually Transmitted Infections to Reduce Morbidity
- PrEP- Optimising PrEP Services / HIV Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Theme
- STASH- An exploratory study to test STASH, a peer-led intervention to prevent and reduce STI transmission and improve sexual health in secondary schools
- Collaborative initiative with Health Protection Scotland to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent, diagnose and treat blood borne viruses in Scotland