McAuley, Andrew

Dr Andrew McAuley

Senior Research Fellow
Andrew has worked locally and nationally in the NHS since 2001, specifically in the addictions field since 2005. He is currently Senior Epidemiologist within the Blood Borne-Virus and Sexually Transmitted Infections team at Health Protection Scotland where he has a lead role for projects involving people who inject drugs (PWID). At GCU, Andrew held an honorary research position with the Substance Use Research team between 2014 and 2017. He took up his current Senior Research Fellow post within the Blood-Borne Virus team in early 2017 following completion of his PhD.
Andrew has a strong track record in public health research, leading and contributing to many high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles.

He has also been commissioned to work on scientific reports for leading institutions including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Andrew’s main research interest is in injecting drug use and related harms. He is a current member of the Scottish Government Partnership for Action on Drugs (PADS) Harm Reduction Group and a former member of the National Naloxone Advisory Group and the National Forum on Drug-Related Deaths.