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. He joined the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University in 2017, and lectures on the undergraduate nursing programme. He is also deputy-programme lead for the Graduate Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health.


Research Areas



  • 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


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


Conference Activity

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


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