Catriona Matheson

Written 2 posts

Drug Deaths Taskforce Chair Catriona is Professor in Substance Use at the University of Stirling, her research interests span 25 years. She is a freelance Research Consultant, a Trustee of the Society for the Study of Addiction and Convenor of the Drugs Research Network Scotland (DRNS).

Kindness, Compassion and Hope

23rd January 2020

-the title of the Dundee Commission report that laid bare the failings of treatment and care and monitoring of these services which led to the tragedy of escalating drug deaths in Dundee. After an intensive period of scrutiny and self-reflection it seems like local leaders, and those working in key positions, are now making the…

Read more

Drug Deaths Taskforce Meeting 1 – Chair’s Blog

7th October 2019

Tuesday 19th September was the first meeting of the Drug Deaths Taskforce. It was a nerve racking day making sure we were prepared with background papers, presentations and films as well as meeting some members for the first time, not to mention the press interest and photos afterwards!

This first meeting was about bringing everyone on the Drug Deaths Taskforce up to speed, getting to know everyone around the table and the organisations and the professional groups they represent.

Read more