David Whiteley

David Whiteley

Dr David Whiteley



Dave trained in adult nursing at the University of Dundee, achieving his registration in 2005. Since then, he has built a career within the fields of infectious diseases, sexual health and blood-borne viruses. In 2014 he developed his interest in health research by undertaking a PhD, successfully completing this three years later. Dave joined the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University in 2017, and has recently been awarded a £200,000 grant from the CSO to build on his doctoral research exploring the delivery of hepatitis C treatment to people who inject drugs. He also lectures on the undergraduate nursing programme, and is deputy-programme lead for the Graduate Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, which was nominated for a Student Nursing Times Award in 2018.


Research Areas


Conference Activity

  • 5th International Symposium of Hepatitis Care in Substance Users, Oslo, 7th - 9th September 2016. Awarded New Investigator Scholarship


Fellowships and Awards

  • Shortlisted for Scottish NMAHP 2017 'Originality of Doctoral Research' Award
  • Edinburgh Napier University Research Conference 2016 - 3 Minute Thesis Winner


Invited Speaker

  • Viral Hepatitis Symposium Scotland, Edinburgh, November 2017



  • Invited peer review for Public Health
  • Invited peer reviewer for the International Journal of Drug Policy
  • Invited peer reviewer for Drug and Alcohol Review
  • Invited peer reviewer for the International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users
  • Invited peer reviewer for BMC Health Services Research
  • Invited peer reviewer for Health and Quality of Life Outcomes


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