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Research interests

Evidence-based interventions for people with drug addiction problems including safer injecting, effective injecting paraphernalia and the provision of pharmaceutical care from community pharmacies. Also, the expansion of pharmaceutical care for drug users including the development of models of care e.g. good practice in supervised consumption, pharmacy-based needle exchange and pharmacist-led addiction clinics. Ethical reasoning within research and clinical pharmacy practice.

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Education/Academic qualification

Prescribing Science, University of Bath

1 Jun 200830 Nov 2008

Pharmacy practice, Doctor of Philosophy, The Robert Gordon University

26 Apr 199631 Mar 2000

Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science, The Robert Gordon University

5 Sep 199023 Jun 1994

External positions

External examiner, Aston University

1 Oct 201730 Sep 2020

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Projects 2003 2019

Community Pharmacists Role in Preventing Drug Related Deaths

Taylor, D., Scott, J. & Taylor, G.


Project: UK charity

Opportunistic Contraception and Advice Service in Community Pharmacy

Family, H. & Scott, J.


Project: Research council

Evaluation of Pharmacist Prescriber Posts in Somerset

Scott, J.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 1998 2019

Community pharmacists' role in preventing Opioid Substitution Therapy-related deaths: a qualitative investigation into current UK practice

Scott, J., Yadav, R., Taylor, D. & Taylor, G., 9 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. IJCP-D-17-00681R4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
4 Citations (Scopus)

Drawing attention to a neglected injecting‐related harm: A systematic review of AA‐amyloidosis among people who inject drugs

Harris, M., Brathwaite, R., Scott, J., Gilchrist, G., Ciccarone, D., Hope, V. & McGowan, C. R., 1 Oct 2018, In : Addiction. 113, 10, p. 1790-1801 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soft Tissue Infections
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Premature Mortality